Kaikeyi, a novel, Vaishnavi Patel
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  • Kaikeyi, a novel, Vaishnavi Patel
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  • Kaikeyi
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  • a novel
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  • Vaishnavi Patel
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  • eng
Summary
  • Before she was cast as Indian mythology's most jealous queen, she had her own story.... The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, Kaikeyi is raised on stories about the might and benevolence of the gods: how they churned the vast ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, how they vanquish evil and ensure the land of Bharath prospers, and how they offer the devout and the wise powerful boons. Yet she watches as her father unceremoniously banishes her mother, listens as her own worth is reduced to how great a marriage alliance she can secure. And when she calls upon the gods for help, they never seem to hear.Desperate for some measure of independence, she turns to the texts she once read with her mother and discovers a magic that is hers alone. With this power, Kaikeyi transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most-favored queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her. But as the demons of her childhood stories threaten the cosmic order, the path she has forged clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family?especially that of her beloved son, Rama. Kaikeyi must decide if resistance is worth the destruction it will wreak...and what legacy she intends to leave behind. In the spirit of Circe , Ariadne , and The Witch's Heart , this stunning debut reimagines the life of Kaikeyi, the vilified queen from the Indian epic the Ramayana . It is a tale of fate, family, courage, and heartbreak?of an extraordinary woman determined to leave her mark in a world where gods and men dictate the shape of things to come
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  • fiction
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  • 1304524960
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