Karna's Wife : The Outcast's Queen
Karna's Wife : The Outcast's Queen (Paperback) Price: Rs.217
A lot has been written on the Mahabharata. From various perspectives, each author telling the story of one central character. And then there are authors like Kane who speak of the lesser known people, in this case the wife of Karna Kuntis son the outcast, who was only accepted by Duryodhana.
Uruvi the central character in this novel speaks of Karna the unsung hero. She also speaks of herself, of her relationships with his family, and the way he is. The writing is crisp and to the point in most parts, while in others, the description is too much to handle.
Kane has a keen eye of the incidents that occurred in the Mahabharata and weaves in her story quite cleverly in the narrative. Historical fiction is not written a lot in the country as it should. Books such as these will sure change the trend. A must read to not only know more about the epic battle but also a different point of view.
Karnas Wife: The Outcasts Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna, the unsung hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife Uruvi, bringing his story to the reader from a unique perspective. An accomplished Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to choose the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social implications of her marriage and learn to use her love and intelligence to be accepted by Karna and his family. Though she becomes his mainstay, counselling and guiding him, his blind allegiance to Duryodhana is beyond her power to change. The story of Uruvi and Karna unfolds against the backdrop of the struggle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. As events build up leading to the great war of the Mahabharata, Uruvi is a witness to the twists and turns of Karnas fate; and how it is inextricably linked to divine design. A splendid saga from the pages of the Mahabharata, Karnas Wife: The Outcasts Queen brings its characters alive in all their majesty.
"Draws one into a bygone era with incredible dexterity. A terrific blend of mythology and contemporary storytelling, this makes for compelling reading - Ashwin Sanghvi
If you are a lover of myths, read Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen. You will love it - Amish Tripathi
This gem from mythology will enchant you with its classic themes of love, loyalty, passion and betrayal... It is a lyrical love story that will deeply impact your thoughts.
Specifications of Karna's Wife : The Outcast's Queen (Paperback)
|Authored By||Kavita Kane|
|Publisher||Rupa Publications India|
|Publication Year||2013 August|
|Number of Pages||295 Pages|
|Book Type||Fiction Book|