Finding a hero
The Palace of Illusions is an unforgettable retelling of the Mahabharat from Draupadi’s perspective, one that is perhaps more relevant than ever today. Violence, sexual assault, discrimination, she faces it all. What makes this a rare read are her constant dilemmas, and how she vanquishes her inner demons to wreak havoc upon the world. She explores polygamy and its possibilities. Draupadi even confesses to emotionally cheating on her five husbands for the elusive Karna. No, Draupadi is not your run-of-the-mill hero, but maybe that’s what makes her the hero of her destiny.