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    [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Free read The Palace of Illusions I was intrigued as soon as I heard the plot of The Palace of Illusions and I knew I was going to like it right away I think Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni deserves three out of the five stars I gave her just for thinking of the idea itself The Mah

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    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Free read The Palace of Illusions Fascinating retelling of Mahabharata from Draupadi's PoV but I did not like the parts where author took the liberty about Draupadi and Karan to the point where she kept blaming herself most for what happened to him It was OTT for me a

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    [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni I don't know why I do this to myself Why I bother with this author when book after book has been nothing but Wanting for lack of a better word

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    review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Just a petty complaintI'm in the middle of this book and have a strong enough sense of the story to be able to make a heart felt plea enough of the blatant foreshadowing It's as if the author has no other creative or subtle use of language to hint at things to come It always involves the last sentence of the chapter starting with the end o

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    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni ‘Palace of Illusions’ by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni had been on my TBR list for years but honestly I wasn’t sure it was for me As I review it today I have only myself to blame I was totally swept over by Chitra’s prose mesmerized by the conviction with which she writes the story of one of the most complex characters of Mahabharata that too in first person Kudos to the author for successfully presenting a fast paced compendium of thi

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    [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni I am really happy I picked up this bookI was truly bored of Mahabharata retellings and I never intended to read of thoseI am glad I do for this book is a MUST READWritten from Draupadi's perspective the book is just too good Written beautifull

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    Free read The Palace of Illusions [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni A rather disappointing read for meNo it wasn't influenced by how much this book has been hyped ever since it got published and it's still the favourite of manyNo it wasn't influenced by too much expectationsNo it wasn't influenced by

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    review ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ñ Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni [Pdf New] (The Palace of Illusions) author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download 'The Palace of Illusions' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is really a book worth reading I think its a must read for people who have an interest in the rich literary heritage of India The author has beautifully summed up longest epic Mahabharata in around 360 pages The story is narrated from the view point of a very important female character in Mahabharata Panchali This I felt is very uniue This book has added a very interesting

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Free read The Palace of Illusions Download The Palace of Illusions ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download Née dans le feu céleste et vouée à un destin hors du commun dès sa venue au monde Alors u’elle est encore petite fille dans le palais de son père le sage Vyasa lui a prédit son avenir elle épousera les cin plus grands héros de son temps. I don t know why I do this to myself Why I bother with this author when book after book has been nothing but Wanting for lack of a better word The Mahabharata is my favorite story of all time It is every book in one book and to take on the task of retelling the story from the perspective of Draupadi is the literary euivalent of hitting a jackpot of an idea But Here comes Ms Bannerjee Divakaruni to ruin that wholly awesome party This book is shallow trite and vapid The protagonist otherwise known to be a woman of uneualled passions valor and beauty doesn t seem to emotionally age beyond her twentiesBut all these are still subjective plaints My big bone to pick is the appalling use of language The author doesn t lack an impressive vocabulary or expression and so I struggle to understand why this book reads like a drugstore paperback and less like a retelling of classic literature Phraseology is adolescent and language is simplified to the point where one needs to remind oneself constantly that we are in ancient India No grandeur No grand intonations No class And no real wit Even Draupadi s uasi flirtations with Krishna sound like they ve been lifted from 90s high school sitcoms The attempts at humor are putrid and labored The star crossed love affair with Karna is frustratingly drawn out with no just cause Why bother with the angle It achieves nothing other than a 200 page lament and a rather pathetically orated outburst towards the penultimate chapters I could go on for a while but it s really venting spleen In a nutshell read it if like me you are a real Mahabharata phile but not really otherwise It s an easy read not because it flows effortlessly but because it s somewhat idiotically written and poses no real challenge to the mind I ve given it a two One for effort and one for actually being enough of a story for one to complete it Though that is hardly the author s medal

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Free read The Palace of Illusions Download The Palace of Illusions ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download Elle sera la maîtresse du plus magiue des palais mais elle déclenchera aussi une terrible guerre Elle connaîtra la gloire la solitude l’infortune et l’amour Draupadi fière et rebelle suivra t elle le chemin ue les dieux ont tracé pour elle. A rather disappointing read for meNo it wasn t influenced by how much this book has been hyped ever since it got published and it s still the favourite of manyNo it wasn t influenced by too much expectationsNo it wasn t influenced by my lack of information or ignorance regarding the events the main character tried to describe which I feel she failed miserably except for a few parts in this retelling of the Mahabharata epicLet s start with the things I truly appreciated regarding the bookFirst the writing style is really good It s rather visual and at times captivatingSecond the retelling from the point of view of Draupadi the wife of the Pandavas and the daughter of King Draupad is uite fascinating to consider accepting the fact that nothing much is there to read about the Hindu mythology let alone retellings or POV from the myriad number of characters in the epics like the Mahabharata or the RamayanaThird the sarcasm is lit and the voices are clear Now time to spill some tea I don t want to because tea is very precious to me but I have to because my reader heart is really disappointedI was enjoying the book till 30 percent of the book until Draupadi got married to the Pandavas but things become really repetitive and monotonous because of the way how the character s voice seem to falter a lot and was getting like a secondary character From there it read like she was living in her own illusions let alone the Palace of Illusions Yes the Palace of Illusions is a palace built for the Pandavas and specially for her as a gift to them Not judging the moral or the decisions taken by the characters because we all know we cannot do that because it happened and it cannot change I just couldn t stand it when Draupadi was obsessed with the thought that each of the Pandavas wanted her of course it s fine when they are your husbands who take a yearly turn to be the husband but imagining Karna yearned for her or even Krishna flirted with her and wanted her was getting too much for me Girl you made your point Move on It s just that it s everywhere in the whole storyI would say this book s narration or events are almost the exact same as how the Doordarshan TV series showed the Mahabharata as I felt like there wasn t much insight or information or anything different or uniue to learn from Draupadi s point of view I was expecting at least something insightful from her side what manner she was taking all those events that happened All the important events that happened may it be the wars or the Swayamvar or even when she was pawned to Duryodhan due to Yudhisthir s gambling nothing much was given much importance I felt I wanted descriptions impact reactions from the other characters most importantly strong powerful reactions and wordsthoughts from her But it was like I was re watching that tv show againThe ending was so underwhelming None of the characters stood out None of the events described in the book stayed with me It s just that I was already familiar with them beforehand that I was able to read the book with ease Otherwise it would have been something else I had to force myself to read the book till the end because I felt like I would do some kind of injustice to this much loved book if I write a review without completing the book Hope I like her other retelling betterNot much tea spilled So let s chill

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Free read The Palace of Illusions Download The Palace of Illusions ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Ñ 9 Download Ce roman foisonnant d’intrigues de ruses de magie et de passion est le roman d’une femme au coeur de l’Histoire celle de l’Inde des anciennes légendes et des dieux tout puissants ui se mêlent aux mortels Il conte l’histoire de Draupadi. I was intrigued as soon as I heard the plot of The Palace of Illusions and I knew I was going to like it right away I think Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni deserves three out of the five stars I gave her just for thinking of the idea itself The Mahabharata has been part of India s ancient culture and history for the past 3000 years and yet no one ever thought of narrating the epic from a different point of viewOf course I personally cheered at her choice of Draupadi as her narrator having given a lot of thought to the treatment of women in the Mahabharata Draupadi or Panchaali which is what she is called in this book has been one of the most mysterious creatures in the grand epic She has five husbands the five Pandava brothers but does not have the choice and freedom of a polygamous wedding as she is passed around from brother to brother every year She has always been portrayed as the victim by all the accounts of the Mahabharata I have read even though the readers knows little to nothing about her feelings In this book Draupadi is anything but the victim She is shown as a fiercely independent rebellious woman who wants to take her destiny into her own hands While her thoughts and actions sometimes made me less sympathetic towards her character I still felt like she was empowered and strong willedI won t go into the details of the book as the Mahabharata is uite a complicated saga However I will say that it was very refreshing to read the story through Draupadi s gendered lens The author did a wonderful job of sticking to the script of the original epic Had she strayed from it she wouldn t be according it the respect that it deserves But as such she rewrites the story so masterfully changing nothing but Draupadi s feelings These were a bit intriguing to me as her relationship with Krishna and Karna are brought into play These feelings are not part of the original Mahabharata and that is about the only liberty she took with the script I thought they were a nice addition and it helped make the book a little universal because who doesn t like a love story But I will get into the reasons why I was a bit disappointed nonethelessIf I had to criticize this book I would say two things The manner in which gender roles are portrayed is a little constrictive It seems that the author is a cultural feminist one who believes that there are differences in the nature of men and women Men fight wars display characteristics of aggression strength competitiveness and violence Women use the power of words and are supposed to be caring nurturing motherly and cooperative Most South Asian feminist would agree with this point of view but it would have been really wonderful if Chitra Banerjee had broken through these stereotypes a little and ensured that the reader remained sympathetic towards Draupadi when she did not follow these gender roles instead of giving off the impression that she is a bad mother and wife For example I would have LOVED to read something along the lines of well yes maybe she is negligent of her children but she never wanted children in the first place in fact she never wanted this fate for herself so it is useless to criticize her for not fulfilling her duty This is a personal thing too but I have noticed that most women s self empowerment stories always have to do with secret feelings or affairs that they have with men that are not their husbands Although that is not the only way that women can empower themselves but most stories about South Asian women seem to show them in this light This is not the first think Brick Lane Pikoo s Diary I just wish that Draupadi s feelings for Krishna and Karna had been toned down a bit to show that illicit thoughts or affairs are not the only way for a woman to empower herselfDespite this I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in either women s issues or grand epics The writing was in no way spectacular but it portrayed emotions adeuately enough I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished it and I have a feeling I will never think of the Mahabharata in the same way again

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 474
  • The Palace of Illusions
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • French
  • 09 August 2020
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