The Palace of Illusions | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | A Review

Hey folks! Welcome back to the reader’s corner. In today’s blog post I am going to share my review on another mythological fiction book “THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS” written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. She is a great storyteller, poet, activist, and award-winning, bestselling author. This is one such book that I loved the most in recent times!! Let’s get into the book.

ABOUT THE PALACE OF ILLUSIONS

The palace of illusions written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. This book is the story of Mahabharat in the voice of Draupadi, the heroine of the epic.

HOW HAVE I LANDED IN THIS BOOK?

So, if you, readers have read my previous review blogs you might know that I have reviewed the book called ‘SHAGUNI MASTER OF GAMES’ that had slightly triggered me to dig deep into our 5000 years (years maybe or may not be true) old epic Mahabharatam. Eventually, I started reading more facts about the Pandavas, the Kauravas, Lord Krishna and when I came across Draupadi she appeared to me as an unknown. “Unknown is always more fascinating than the known.” So I started searching for some facts, stories about Draupadi, and landed in this book.

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My kindle version of The Palace of Illusions.

LEAD LIKE A STAR!

In this book, there are some things that lead the readers like stars in a moonless night such as the bond between Draupadi and her brother Dhrishtadyumna and the bond between Draupadi and Lord Krishna. The way the author portrayed these two relationships makes every girl envy Draupadi’s life. I always have an unanswered question pondering in my mind whether a male and female can be friends forever. The epic Mahabharatham and the palace of illusion have answered my question through Draupadi and Lord Krishna’s friendship!

In this book, Draupadi speaks about the hardship she faced in her entire life right from her birth, childhood, love, marriage, the role of queen, motherhood, till her last journey in all circumstances she fought with such courage. And I felt Draupadi as a heroic and inspiring woman. Till now we have read many stories where men wage war. But what I felt is that Draupadi without even entering the battlefront had waged a difficult war, her whole life to gain everything. It is mind-blowing to read such scripts!

MOST I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK

Right from the beginning, the story was very gripping that will never let you put down the book until you complete it. The author’s way of conveying the story was very attractive to me and the author’s perspective is very different which paved the way for the readers to have a better vision of the world today. I learned many things from this book and am very grateful to the author for writing such a great book. And for the very first time, I read a book on kindle which is a very new experience for me. Personally, I felt a bit uncomfortable missing the comforts of the paperback at first but later totally immersed in the book adjusted with the kindle.

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Book Review.

BLISSFUL EXPERIENCE

I felt an incredible experience with this book. While I was reading a few chapters in this book, I was literally in tears that I didn’t even realize I was that much into the book and with the characters. Eventually, I fell in love with this book, and it has become one of my favorite books in mythology.
So, my dear readers if you are a mythology lover or looking for a female-centered book then this book is one of the great choices. Read the book and share your reading experience in the comment box below.

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4 Replies to “The Palace of Illusions | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni | A Review”

  1. Beautiful review Swathi. This book is now next on my list 😊.

    1. thanks, hope you will love this book!

  2. I could see how much you liked the book through this review… keep going and keep spreading love for books!

    1. thank you so much!

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