The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions  (English, Paperback, Chitra Divakaruni)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9780330628532, 0330628534
  • Pages: 384
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About the Book A marriage of history and myth, The Palace of Illusions reimagines the world-famous Indian Epic, the Mahabharata. Told from the point of view of Panchaali, the wife of the famous Pandava brothers, the focus of this beloved tale shifts from the original war and honour, to humanistic concerns. The novel traces Panchaali’s life, beginning with her fire birth. She is an outspoken woman , self confident, and interested in the art of warfare and the politics of monarchy. Life then sees her married to all five of the Pandava brothers. She finds herself swept into the quest of these five brothers to reclaim their father’s kingdom which they have been cheated out of. Amidst all these events are her intriguing friendship with Lord Krishna and her secret attraction to her husbands’ worse enemy. It is a man’s world, but Panchaali is a fiery female character who isn’t one to shy away from redefining the world of warriors, Gods, and the ever-manipulating hands of fate. About the Author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s resume features her as a poet, author, and professor of writing at the University of Houston. Some of her popular works include Black Candle, Leaving Yuba City, The Brotherhood of the Conch, and Shadowland. Apart from writing, Divakaruni is the former president of Maitri, which is a helpline for South Asian women who are experiencing domestic abuse. She is also a board member of Pratham, a non profit organization which aims to bring literacy to underprivileged Indian children.
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Ratings & Reviews
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5

Excellent

The beauty of the book can only be felt through reading and I recommend all to do so. I cried towards the end of the book and isn't that a line enough to explain it all? The product quality was quite good too!
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5

Best in the market!

It's a wonderful novel by chitra Banerjee devakaruni where the novel entails Mahabharata from draupadi point of view not as a victim but as a game changer.
There are certain scenario that really makes me flabbergasted. I could able to know the sad reality of women in the Mahabharata,the atrocities they were facing in historical epoch. Anyway in a nutshell it's a nice novel
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Don't waste your money

Already used. Quality of pages are not good. Printed words are small.
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5

Mind-blowing purchase

The storytelling of the product is amazing.
Just loved it.
It is worth the price.
Mahabharat has always fascinated me and while the book an imagery was running inside my mind how things might have happened during that era.It seemed though Paanchaali herselfwas narrating her story and feelings.
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Best in the market!

Fabulous one. It gives u another perspective to see the characters; things that we might overlook while reading Mahabharata. It really shows Mahabharata from the perspective of Draupadi. I am just loving it. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
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Classy product

Such a wonderful book😍💞Loved reading it.
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Fair

Book quality is not so good. Prints on the book and binding looks old and cheap material.
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Good

Quality isn't that good. Printing is not good
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Just okay

Liked it
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Did not meet expectations

Not good.
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Questions and Answers
Q:Does is come with a bookmark?
A:No
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Q:is this a new book?
A:it was published years ago
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Q:is this a book or a ebook??
A:It's a book.
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Q:is bookmark there?
A:no
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Q:how many pages did it contains?
A:360
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Q:does this book contain the deep knowledge about mahabharat
A:This book is written with Draupadi as the protagonist. It has insights into events that concerned her life. The book is not about a deep study of Mahabharata
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Q:is it a novel?
A:Yes, it is.
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