13 Aug (Reviewed by Ishita RC) I love mythologies. Indian mythologies and historical facts are my absolute favorites. The number of ways in which you. She eventually becomes Karna’s mainstay, counselling and guiding him. Karna’s Wife, told from Uruvi’s point of view, unfolds against the backdrop of the epic. Karna’s Wife – The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane -book cover. Karna’s Wife – The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane. Almost every Indian at some point in their.

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No depth, no insights with only a slew of heavy-worded dialogues to essentially cover the main points of the epic with distorted facts to make Karna the hero.

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I would have liked to give a rating of 3. I thought I was too critical in the review and flipped through the book again. Karna’s abominable role outcassts the dice-game often acts as a primary reason for many people to dislike him.

The climax of this book left me with a lump in my throat. And one can’t help comparing it to the ‘Palace of Illusions’ the view from Draupadi’s eyes Also, it was despicable th Tbe.

Flipkart Official Review A lot has been written on the Mahabharata. Some of the scenes as well as the moments literally brought tears to your eyes.

Karna is so enigmatic, so brilliant and yet so misunderstood. The book was an interesting read, but I was disappointed by the fact that Uruvi is a fictional character and does not exist in kranas Mahabharata at all: A classic retelling which narrates the events of Mahabharata with great detail and different perspective.

A woman who was lost in her own love story and blind to the world and her husband’s fault till it was too tge. Her stand that helps prevents the possible next Mahabharat between these two cousins or their offspring was what made me really really love this book.


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It is his story. The reason why this book is a bestseller is because it is written on Karna, one of karna most favourite characters of the epic in public minds.

And secondly, because most Indians have not really read the unabridged, canonical text of Mahabharat and thus are unfamiliar with the subtle details from Vyas’ Sanskrit version. Same goes outxasts another incident. She sometimes wished she was more thick-skinned, so that she could see nothing, feel nothing.

Mar 07, Srividya rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Kurukshetra war, the events that led to it, all of from the perspective of Uruvi, the fiery and beautiful wife of Karna. Fallen in luv with uruvi and also with the writer after reading her portrayal. Her characterization is very good. We all know Karna as the greatest and may be the only true warrior. Like always and like elsewhere, karna’s heroics will be the highlight.

Uruvi in the first half. A classic retelling of the Mahabharata from the unique perspective of Karna’s wife Uruvi, who is witness to the twists and turns of Karna’s fate and his role in the Divine plan. Some might see it as the behavior of an insecure person, and may be it is. There has been no mention of Uruvi anywhere in the grand epic. He was subjected to parental rejection.

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Even the taste goes on seeing the supreme. The story also shows that the Pandavas may kxrnas have always been right or good. But no, he meanders on and on about how Krishna came with Satyaki and took him in a chariot and they drove somewhere and he asked Satyaki to go away and yada yada.


Now we have another unique perspective from Uruvi, the wife of Karna. In the climax, these two women fall into each other’s arms mourning the death of above mentioned abuser male. And the Mahabharata is no different.

The book beautifully describes the lovely relationship between the princess and Karna.

Only, thing new qheen me was the severe criticism of Kunthi. Honest admission of Karna’s active and abominable role in Vastraharan, which most wwife writing on Karna tend to sugarcoat. And may everyone of us be like karna and get a friend like him But overall, this was a Good read! Again, Kane chooses to use her own interpretations, and renders a hot-headed Arjun. It is a fact established in the pages of history that wars have been fought mainly over three things — land, money both of which equals power and women.

Many of us perhaps know little or nothing about Karna’s wives, family life and children. I have not read the original and Panicker stresses that his is hte a translation, but you can see the author make an effort to actually narrate a story from Bhima’s perspective.

Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen

And then of course Karna. Draupadi was wronged, Uruvi wasn’t. When Karna confessed his love for Draupati to Uruvi, I found pangs of jealousy in me.

The character central to karnaz plot of course is Karna’s wife ‘Uruvi’. Flipkart Customer Certified Buyer 24 Oct, A splendid saga from the pages of the Mahabharata, Karna’s Wife: For some truly interesting PoV, one should read Bhmsen by Panicker, which is based on the malayalam book Randamoozham.