My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik: Book Review

Devdutt Pattanaik has emerged as one of the most prominent orators and writers of our times on Indian mythology. Mythology in India was largely catered to us via television through the 1990s. Of course, we always had our temple visits and ritualistic celebrations. But, Sanskrit stood as a barrier between us and the scriptures read … Continue reading My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik: Book Review

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The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Book Review

‘The Palace of Illusions’ is written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, published in 2008. ‘The Palace of Illusions’ explores the beautiful premise of mythological retelling, and what better than to understand the epic of Mahabharata through the eyes of Draupadi. I began the book in an apprehensive way. Mahabharata has been told, a zillion times over, from … Continue reading The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: Book Review