It took me the longest time to read Devdutt’s Pattanaik’s Sita. Not because I didn’t enjoy it as I sure did. It was a poignant tale immersed with much added information and versions of the tale, from different regions, persons, era even. I would recommend this.
After Sita, I read the Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. What a take! My adoration for Karna went many notches up again. Yup, and I just snubbed the protagonist. It is not intentional. It’s just that, I like Karna that much. It was kind of nice reading the tale from Draupadi’s angle, given more prominence to herself. The ‘air/arrogance’ of Draupadi was not compromised and gave many shades for the person she turned out to be.
I think I will restart my research on Mahabharata again.
She is adding on to my misery by the day. We have finally decided to send her off this November. One’s patience is limited.