The Palace of Illusions

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The Palace of Illusions
Author: Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee
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Time Period: Early Civilization
Time Frame: 6000-5000 BCE
Geographic Area: Asia
Country: Ancient India
Topics: Hindu Mythology
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Mythology
Reading Age: Young Adult, Adult
Format: Novel
Published: 2008

World History > Early Civilization > Ancient India

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga.

Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

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