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The Palace of Illusions A Reimagining Of The World Famous Indian Epic, The Mahabharat Told From The Point Of View Of An Amazing Woman.Relevant To Today S War Torn World, The Palace Of Illusions Takes Us Back To A Time That Is Half History, Half Myth, And Wholly Magical Narrated By Panchaali, The Wife Of The Legendary Pandavas Brothers In The Mahabharat, The Novel Gives Us A New Interpretation Of This Ancient Tale The Novel Traces The Princess Panchaali S Life, Beginning With Her Birth In Fire And Following Her Spirited Balancing Act As A Woman With Five Husbands Who Have Been Cheated Out Of Their Father S Kingdom Panchaali Is Swept Into Their Quest To Reclaim Their Birthright, Remaining At Their Side Through Years Of Exile And A Terrible Civil War Involving All The Important Kings Of India Meanwhile, We Never Lose Sight Of Her Strategic Duels With Her Mother In Law, Her Complicated Friendship With The Enigmatic Krishna, Or Her Secret Attraction To The Mysterious Man Who Is Her Husbands Most Dangerous Enemy Panchaali Is A Fiery Female Redefining For Us A World Of Warriors, Gods, And The Ever Manipulating Hands Of Fate.


About the Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award winning author and poet Her themes include the Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and the joys and challenges of living in a multicultural world Her work is widely known, as she has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in over 50 ant Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award winning author and poet Her themes include the Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and the joys and challenges of living in a multicultural world Her work is widely known, as she has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in over 50 anthologies Her works have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi and Japanese Divakaruni also writes for children and young adults.Her novels One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl, Sister of My Heart and Palace of Illusions are currently in the process of being made into movies Her newest novel is Before We Visit the Goddess about 3 generations of women grandmother, mother and daughter who each examine the question what does it mean to be a successful woman Simon Schuster.She was born in India and lived there until 1976, at which point she left Calcutta and came to the United States She continued her education in the field of English by receiving a Master s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley.To earn money for her education, she held many odd jobs, including babysitting, selling merchandise in an Indian boutique, slicing bread in a bakery, and washing instruments in a science lab At Berkeley, she lived in the International House and worked in the dining hall She briefly lived in Illinois and Ohio, but has spent much of her life in Northern California, which she often writes about She now lives in Texas, which has found its way into her upcoming book, Before We Visit the Goddess.Chitra currently teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the Univ of Houston She serves on the Advisory board of Maitri in the San Francisco Bay Area and Daya in Houston Both these are organizations that help South Asian or South Asian American women who find themselves in abusive or domestic violence situations She is also closely involved with Pratham, an organization that helps educate children especially those living in urban slums in India.She has judged several prestigious awards, such as the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award.Two of her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into movies by filmmakers Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges an English film and Suhasini Mani Ratnam a Tamil TV serial respectively Her novels One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions have currently been optioned for movies Her book Arranged Marriage has been made into a play and performed in the U.S and upcoming, May in Canada River of Light, an opera about an Indian woman in a bi cultural marriage, for which she wrote the libretto, has been performed in Texas and California She lives in Houston with her husband Murthy She has two sons, Anand and Abhay whose names she has used in her children s novels.Chitra loves to connect with readers on her Facebook author page, www.facebook.com chitradivakaruni, and on Twitter, cdivakaruni.Forinformation about her books, please visit where you can also sign up for her newsletter



10 thoughts on “The Palace of Illusions

  1. says:

    This review has been revised and can now be found at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


  2. says:

    I was intrigued as soon as I heard the plot of The Palace of Illusions, and I knew I was going to like it right away I think Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni deserves three out of the five stars I gave her just for thinking of the idea itself The Mahabharata has been part of India s ancient cul


  3. says:

    A woman is not a touch but a response to itPratibha RayChitra Banerjee Divakaruni, an Indian best selling novelist, has penned an extremely emotional and gripping mythological cum historical fiction novel, The Palace of Illusions that narrates the great epic Indian mythological tale, Mahabharata f


  4. says:

    Just a petty complaint I m in the middle of this book and have a strong enough sense of the story to be able to make a heart felt plea enough of the blatant foreshadowing It s as if the author has no other creative or subtle use of language to hint at things to come It always involves the last sentence of


  5. says:

    Aku selalu suka sama kisah yang mengangkat sudut pandang berbeda dari seorang perempuan Dan Drupadi ini dengan sukses telah menghipnotisku dengan kehidupannya yang penuh liku likuDrupadi adalah titisan Dewi Agni, yang diramalkan akan mengubah sejarahPada bab bab awal Putri drupadi diramalkan bahwa dia akan menikah


  6. says:

    Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni had been on my TBR list for years, but honestly, I wasn t sure it was for me As I review it today, I have only myself to blame I was totally swept over by Chitra s prose, mesmerized by the conviction with which she writes the story of one of the most complex characters of Ma


  7. says:

    The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is really a book worth reading I think its a must read for people who have an interest in the rich literary heritage of India The author has beautifully summed up longest epic Mahabharata in around 360 pages The story is narrated from the view point of a very important female cha


  8. says:

    A retelling of the Mahabharata from Draupadi s point of view sounds like it has much potential but this attempt is let down by trying to encompass all of the epic, and bringing in the stories of almost all the characters, instead of staying faithful to Draupadi s feminist viewpoint Making it a ha...


  9. says:

    Bisa dibilang saya merasa beruntung bisa membaca buku seindah ini Terlebih lagi sedari SD ayah saya yang juga pecinta buku rutin menghadiahi saya buku Mahabrata karangan R.A Kosasih Kaget juga karena di usia saya yang sekarang, kurang lebih 20 tahun lewat sejak pertama kali mengenal tokoh Pandawa lima, ternyata saya masih mengingat garis besar kisah


  10. says:

    I am really happy I picked up this book.I was truly bored of Mahabharata retellings and I never intended to readof those.I am glad I do for this book is a MUST READ.Written from Draupadi s perspective, the book is just too good Written beaut...


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