The Palace of Illusions
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The Palace of Illusions: A Novel is a 2008 novel by award-winning novelist and poet Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
The novel is a rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata as told from Draupadi’s (Panchaali’s) viewpoint, namely, that of a woman living in a patriarchal world. As Booklist summarizes the plot, “Smart, resilient, and courageous Panchaali, born of fire, marries all five of the famously heroic Pandava brothers, harbors a secret love, endures a long exile in the wilderness, instigates a catastrophic war, and slowly learns the truth about Krishna, her mysterious friend.