Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Book Blurb:

A re-imagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman.

Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat, the novel gives us a new interpretation of this ancient tale.

My Review:

Mahabharata is quite a complex work in itself. But this book puts a whole new take on this epic: Mahabharata from Draupadi’s viewpoint.

My sister recommended this book to me. So, that along with the awesome book blurb, I had real expectations from this book, and fortunately, it did not let me down.

There were some explanations for this book that I really preferred. Like the name “Paanchali”, I thought that it was used as Draupadi was a wife of five men. But, I was pleased to know that I was wrong. She was thus called as she was the queen of Land of Panchal. SO GOOD!

What I liked the best about this book is that the author manages to make her characters human.

This book is fast paced, well written and manages to stand on its own!

Buy Palace of Illusions in English

Buy Draupadi Ki Mahabharat (Palace of Illusions) in Hindi

Buy The Palace of Illusions in Marathi