57 Post Street
San Francisco, California 94104

Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of India
Introduction by Consul General Mr. B. S. Prakash

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, beloved and bestselling author of Queen of Dreams and Mistress of Spices, offers a vivid retelling of one of the major world epics, the Sanskrit Mahabharat. Told from the point of view of Princess Panchaali, who is married to five men, the Pandavi brothers who are great heroes of their time-- The Palace of Illusions offers a fresh perspective on a character who, in the original, is depicted as the usual feminine scapegoat. Panchaali and other women of the Mahabharat are examined with a new insight and complexity that puts them at the center of the story's emotional, mythic and political drama.

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Added by Pamela Troy on February 20, 2008

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