It is considered one of the best epic retellings ever written. After reading Randamoozham, none of the epic retellings made any impact on me until I picked this book. This one is a brilliant retelling from Draupadi’s (Panchaali) perspective.
Who is DHRI in Palace of Illusion?
Dhri is Panchaali’s older brother, who is born out of the same fire that she is born out of. Panchaali claims, “Dhri was the noblest of all the people I knew,” and they are very close, especially as children (11). Dhri is intelligent and caring, and he frequently gives Panchaali advice.
What is the first chapter in the Palace of Illusions?
Chapter 1 Summary: “Fire” – She later takes the name Panchaali. Panchaali begs her nurse, Dhai Ma, to tell her stories, and “the one I made her tell over and over was the story of my birth” (1). Prior to Panchaali’s birth, her father, King Drupad, prayed to the gods for 30 days along with his entire court.
When was the Palace of Illusions published?
The Palace of Illusions: A Novel is a 2008 novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. It was released by Doubleday.
How long does it take to read the Palace of Illusions?
The average reader will spend 6 hours and 24 minutes reading this book at 250 WPM (words per minute).
Who wrote the book the room on the roof?
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