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The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions

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Bangalore
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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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The Palace Of Illusions presents a woman's take on The Mahabharata.The Mahabharata is a timeless Indian epic that features a philosophical narrative of the Kurukshetra war and the subsequent fate of the warring factions, the Pandavas and Kauravas. In The Palace of Illusions, this tale is narrated by Panchaali (also known as Draupadi), the wife of the five Pandava brothers. The book traces the events of her life beginning with her birth.Panchaali is born from fire, as a result of a fire-ritual performed by King Drupada of Panchaala. She leads a very unusual life from the onset of her birth. Her childhood is depicted as very lonely, with her only companion being Dhristadhyumna, her brother who also emerged from the same fire as her.Unlike other typical females, she is interested in the art of war and the intricacies of ruling a kingdom. She is married to the five Pandava brothers, and is loved and respected by each one of them. She is strangely drawn to Karna, a famous and noble warrior ... See more
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  1.  one of the best books on Mahabharata 15 March, 2014 On Junglee.com
    This book is definitely one of the best reads on Mahabharata, it tells the story from Draupadi's point of view which gives this book a completely different perspective. the connection between Krishna and Draupadi is also beautifully depicted. The story is written in a different manner and a great read for people who love mythology.
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  2.  Interesting read of Draupadi's view in Mahabharata 25 February, 2015 On Junglee.com
    Have read and watched episodes of Mahabharata. But the narration was always keeping in focus the pandavas and kauravas. This book explores the roels of the female characters in the epic, mainly Draupadi, her relationship with her father, brother, pandavas and most importantly with Karn.
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