• Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cover of The Palace of Illusions: A Novel

Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, The Palace of Illusions gives new voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharat, as she weaves a vibrant interpretation of an ancient tale. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their fathers kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna--or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands most dangerous enemy--as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.


Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. The Palace of Illusions: A Novel. New York: Anchor Books, 2009.