The Palace of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Palace of Illusions: A Novel is a 2008 novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It was launched by Doubleday. The novel is a rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata as advised from Draupadi’s viewpoint, particularly, that of a lady residing in a patriarchal world.
Taking us again to a time that’s half historical past, half delusion and wholly magical, bestselling creator Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni offers voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an historical epic saga.
Married to 5 royal husbands who’ve been cheated out of their father’s kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their facet via years of exile and a horrible civil battle. However she can not deny her sophisticated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who’s her husbands’ most harmful enemy as she is caught up within the ever-manipulating arms of destiny.