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I could sense and empathize with Panchali's agony of guilt being the most responsible one for the war of Kurukshetra.
Once I started reading the book, which is written from Draupadi's viewpoint, with stories woven in as flashbacks, I found myself unable to put the book down.
In this book, Chitra Banerjee has narrated the story of Mahabharata, from the eyes of one of the main characters of the story itself - Panchaali or Druapadi.
Thinking about writing Mahabharata from a woman's perspective that too draupadi's is creative. Makes me wonder how it would have been from the perspective of some other leading... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kaveri Mayra
fabulously written, lots of historical facts and cleverly interwovenPublished 7 days ago by Edie Goldstein
The author definitely has a good understanding of human nature. A better research would have made the book feel more real.Published 12 days ago by Harshavardhan Bhave
Well written, nuanced, daring, ambitious and bold. Presented from the point of view of the Mahabharat's pivotal female character, Palace of Illusions is a great read.Published 23 days ago by Alap Bharadwaj
One of the best books I have read in a long time...Divakaruni keeps u gripped through her beautiful words...wanting to hear more and more... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ruchi Nanavaty
This is a very interesting book of Mahabharata from the view point of Draupadi. While it's interesting in bits and pieces but its not intriguing or gripping. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aditya Desai
A very beautiful narrative, I enjoyed reading every page.Published 2 months ago by Viju Swaminathan