The Palace of Illusions (MP3 CD)

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Sneha Mathan (Read by)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781433215964

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/11/2008)
Paperback (2/10/2009)
Hardcover (2/12/2008)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/1/2009)
Compact Disc (6/1/2012)

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This vivid reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic Mahabharata takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. It is told by Panchaali, wife of the Pandava brothers, a fiery female redefining for us a world of gods and warriors. 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.