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- THE KAUNTEYAS - By Madhavi S Mahadevan
DetailsDeath is important to a man, but survival is more important to a woman. With a split destiny ruling her life, Kunti, given away at birth, leads a hard but uneventful existence in her foster-fathers home. At fourteen she is pressed into the service of the temperamental sage Durvasa who grants her a boon. Its first use, however, only brings her adversity and a shameful secret.With marriage to Pandu, Kunti dreams of a better future, but a curse makes him leave the throne of Hastinapur to his sibling, the blind Dhritarashtra and retreat to the forest. The births of the five Pandavas rekindle Kuntis hopes of returning to Hastinapur, but these are destroyed once again when Pandu dies suddenly. Kunti journeys to the kingdom, no longer its queen but a widow, a dependent as are her sons.She must now take up the task of guiding them through the long struggle to get their inheritance, a struggle made harder by the discovery that the illegitimate child she had abandoned long ago is alive and a sworn enemy of the Pandavas.Recasting the Mahabharata from the viewpoint of Kunti, The Kaunteyas replaces the idealized mother figure with a fully three-dimensional woman, providing new insights into the epic.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Madhavi has published two collections of short stories, Paltan Tales (Indialog, 2005) and Doppelganger (Alchemy, 2014). The Kaunteyas is her first novel. She has also written fiction for children. She lives in Bangalore.
SKU Code PRK B 4568 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789386224187 Author Name MADHAVI S MAHADEVAN Publisher Name Westland