Harper Collins India
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For the story of the Great War is also the story of the women.
Amba lives for revenge, but circumstances and men conspire against her. Will her daughter bring her the only salvation she seeks?
Kunti stakes all to free her brother Vasudev and his wife Devaki. Yet it is the groomchoosing ceremony that will define her life.
Gandhari too has come of age, and is faced with a difficult choice: she must marry the blind prince of Hastinapur if she is to save her kingdom from the certain ruin it faces due to Hastinapurs deceit.
In the background, Bhishma pulls the strings, making alliances and marriages, devising new strategies, ever increasing the might of Hastinapur.
Sharath Komarraju is a Bangalorebased author. He began life as a software engineer but has since jumped the fence to write full time. His first novel, Murder in Amaravati, was longlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize in 2013. Perhaps his best known work is the Hastinapur series, which attempts to tell the story of the Mahabharata through the thoughts and lives of the epics lesser known female characters. When he's not writing, he's either watching cricket or talking to his wife, or trying to watch cricket while talking to his wife.