The Palace of Illusions

Author:

Chitra Banerjee

Publisher:

Picador India

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Publisher

Picador India

Publication Year 2019
ISBN-13

9789386215963

ISBN-10 9386215969
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 19x13x2
Weight (grms) 274

"Be taken back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical …


First published in 2008, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Palace of Illusions has received wide acclaim for giving a woman's take on the timeless tale that is the Mahabharata. Narrated by Panchaali, wife of the five Pandava brothers, the novel traces her life from fiery birth and lonely childhood, where her beloved brother is her only true companion; through her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna; to marriage, motherhood and her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands’ most dangerous enemy. This tenth anniversary edition, complete with a new author’s note, celebrates once again a remarkable and deeply human story about a woman born into a man’s world."

Chitra Banerjee

Chitra Banerjee Divakarunis books include the bestselling novels The Mistress of Spices (longlisted for the Orange Prize), Queen of Dreams and Sister of My Heart, the prizewinning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives, and the ‘Conch Bearer’ series for children. She teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.
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