- ISBN: 9788129144515
- Genre: Fiction / Mythology
- Publishers: Rupa
- Price: Rs.295/- (I got this book from the publisher for a review)
Accused of manipulating events between Ram and Ravan, which culminated in a bloody war and annihilation of her family, Surpanakha is often the most misunderstood character in the Ramayana. Kavita Kané ‘s Lanka’s Princess tells the story from the vantage of this woman more hated than hateful…
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I like the narrative which is fluid and very breezy. It is an enjoyable read with the characters nicely fleshed out and each adding value to the plot rather than being just mere cardboard cutouts or extensions of author’s imagination. Though I despised the usage of words like dark and ugly more than once as it was not only redundant and repetitive but also something which according to me is not the right way to describe a character. The words could have been chosen wisely to show her transformation from beautiful to not so beautiful anymore.
Apart from that a perfectly enjoyable read which brightened up one weekend for me as I soaked myself in a very well told story and tried answering some of the questions I had in mind since childhood. Strongly recommended for all mythology lovers, Kavita Kane is one author that you should not miss I have started loving her characterization and her writing style of creating strong female characters to retell a folklore.