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Karna's Wife By Kavita Kané Karna s Wife Karnas Wife The Outcasts Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna the unsung hero of the Mahabharata through the eyes of his wife Uruvi bringing his story to the reader from a unique perspectiv

  • Title: Karna's Wife
  • Author: Kavita Kané
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  • Karna's Wife By Kavita Kané Karnas Wife The Outcasts Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna, the unsung hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife Uruvi, bringing his story to the reader from a unique perspective An accomplished Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to choose the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social implications of her marriaKarnas Wife The Outcasts Queen tells the extraordinary story of Karna, the unsung hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife Uruvi, bringing his story to the reader from a unique perspective An accomplished Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to choose the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social implications of her marriage and learn to use her love and intelligence to be accepted by Karna and his family Though she becomes his mainstay, counselling and guiding him, his blind allegiance to Duryodhana is beyond her power to change The story of Uruvi and Karna unfolds against the backdrop of the struggle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas As events build up leading to the great war of the Mahabharata, Uruvi is a witness to the twists and turns of Karnas fate and how it is inextricably linked to divine design A splendid saga from the pages of the Mahabharata, Karnas Wife The Outcasts Queen brings its characters alive in all their majesty.
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    1. Uma on said:

      A part of me is in the battlefield of Kurukshetra where Karna met his glorious end I am writing this review hoping that it would get rid of the lump in the throat that has not disappeared since I finished the book.While this is a story of Uruvi, Karna s wife, I thought the main character was Karna, through the eyes of Uruvi The word that comes to my mind is Sthitapragnya , which according to Krishna was the ultimate human being that the Gita was purported to create According to Lord Krishna When [...]

    2. Paromita Bardoloi on said:

      It is not an easy task to choose a character from the Mahabharata and do justice to it, especially when you are picking up someone like Karna Karna is our first Greek tragic hero He rose above his destiny Arjuna conquered the Kingdom, Karna stayed in our hearts Whenever we think of Karna, a tragedy strikes our heart Even after losing everything, Karna lived on.This book is about Karna through the eyes of his wife Uruvi Uruvi was the Kshatriya princess who chose Karna the Sootaputra which was alr [...]

    3. Shriyala on said:

      You can t help but fall in love with Karna Not once, not twice, but many a times throughout the book Karna was a righteous man in a wrong place, and at a wrong time He knows that his love and loyalty towards Duryodhana will eventually lead to the inevitable,yet he never abandons his friend This book makes you smile when you read about Uruvi and Karna s love for each other, at the same time you can t help feeling sad cause you know what s in store, right from the beginning I would have liked to g [...]

    4. Shyam Sundar on said:

      Re telling of the greatest epic mahabharata on karna s Perspective This book explores multiple facets of karna As a King , a husband , a friend , a son , a father , a brother , an enemy As an epitome of moral righteousness An unsung hero of Mahabaratha Have been bought up by listening various stories of mahabaratha on pandavas , this gives another unique perspective of uruvi , a kshatriya princess who choses Karna over arjuna The story of Karna and Uruvi is used as a backdrop of the whole Mahabh [...]

    5. Shinde on said:

      Regressive, Masochistic and screechy.The protagonist woman argues she ought to have a choice in selecting her husband Then she spends the entire book married to a man who abuses, molests and insults another woman for exerting the very same choice The protagonist s idol Kunti is a woman who bedded 5 men, and this Kunti loftily proclaims how the same man is Righteous for declaring her 5 husband daughter in law as a whore In the climax, these two women fall into each other s arms mourning the death [...]

    6. Divya Sarma on said:

      I love reading PoV versions of Mahabharata, and since Karna is a very intriguing character, I thought this PoV from his wife would be great But the author simply seems to have read a couple of PoV versions like Mrityunjaya, Palace of Illusions etc and done some general online reading on Mahabharata interpretations, and simply rehashed it I mean even some of the words sound the same as what I have read on several online discussions of this epic The problem with this book is that there is no attem [...]

    7. Avanthika on said:

      What was so special about this book was it penetrated into Karna s soul through Uruvi s eyes.I was wondering why the author chose fictional Uruvi over Vrushaali, who was the actual mother of all nine sons of Karna including Vrushakethu.And then came the answer, the chapter that had the suyamvar When everybody expects Uruvi to garland Arjuna, she walks past him to garland Arjuna s ulimate rival, Karna, creating traumatic murmurs It actually tamed my pulse to a greater extent even though it was im [...]

    8. Swathi Sridharan on said:

      Really poorly written.The book will do a good job of getting you to dislike Karna if you happen it like him already.None of the personalities of the characters are properly developed,in fact there is not a single likeable character in this book.For every question asked of Karna,the sole reply he has for every logical argument put across is duryodhana is my friend The author beats around the bush for most part of the book,repeating the same things over and over again.I only bared through this boo [...]

    9. Rahul Prabhu on said:

      Brilliant book This book is a great example of things told from a different points of view sound very different The depth given to the non central characters like Kunti, Shakuni, Bhishma, and Duryodhana is exceptional I especially loved the way the author has portrayed the other side of Kunti who is traditionally seen as a positive character.The character central to the plot of course is Karna s wife Uruvi The author has in a very sensitive way explained what Uruvi goes through by marrying Karna [...]

    10. Amrita on said:

      Kavita Kane writes in her Preface that urged by her mother, this book was written in an impulse In the entire novel, this is the only statement of hers that I agree with wholeheartedly.I am not too keen to write extensive negative reviews of a book on , unfair as it is to an author and his hardwork But after reading THIS book, impulsive or not, I felt a few things needed to be said While I completely understand the meaning of fiction , creative liberty and the need to show a different perspectiv [...]

    11. Raja Subramanian on said:

      Retelling a known story comes with its own advantages and disadvantages It appears to me that there are challenges in attempting to retell a known story than in telling one s own original story When retelling a known story, the inevitable comparisons spring up sometimes shadowing the inherent ability to simply enjoy the story And when someone attempts retelling a story from an epic such as the Mahabharata, the reactions are likely to be polarized either one enjoys it immensely or does not like [...]

    12. Aditya Choppa on said:

      Only thing good about this book is the plot which happens to be NOT ORIGINAL I relived the memories of reading Twilight while reading the initial chapters as Uruvi pines for Karna She ll definitely give tough competition to Bella on how much one cab get obsessed about a guy Once you get used to the blatant sexism can be excused as it is set in a patriarchal society thousands of years ago you are bombarded with psycho analysis of Uruvi The analysis presented is nothing new For anybody who has see [...]

    13. Ananya Mandal on said:

      This is a good book for sure It is a unique take on the Mahabharat one of my best favoritest books ever We see the whole thing from the pov of someone close to Karna Some bits are beautifully done especially the end when Karna s wife Uruvi refuses to hand over Karna s only surviving son to Arjuna to become the next Kuru king as he is older than Parikshit Her stand that helps prevents the possible next Mahabharat between these two cousins or their offspring was what made me really really love thi [...]

    14. Rakhi Anil on said:

      I find Karna one of the most interesting characters in the Mahabharata and have always wanted to know about him The book was an interesting read, but I was disappointed by the fact that Uruvi is a fictional character and does not exist in the Mahabharata at all All in all worth my time to go through this book and though you know lot of the stuff, you somehow don t get bored reading it all over again I am not at all happy that the book got over, I somehow wanted it to go on and on Your heart bre [...]

    15. Srividya on said:

      Excellent book Told from a wife s pov, it was extremely superb Some of the scenes as well as the moments literally brought tears to your eyes Mahabharata has always been my favorite epic and Karna my favorite character, given his multiple shades To see his story told from his wife s pov was simply wonderful Made you realise that life is not all black and white and there are shades of grey in everyone.

    16. Varkha on said:

      After a really long time sat at a stretch to read a book because it was impossible to put it down Brilliant story telling It s so beautifully written It touches you emotionally I have wept, laughed and loved with Uruvi Karna is so enigmatic, so brilliant and yet so misunderstood By far one of the best interpretations Totally loved the book.

    17. Sumit on said:

      unbelievable.overwhelmingKarna s story is heart breakingI am speechless and teary eyed loved it Just wondering what if the end was a bit different hoping and having a faith in good endings is certainly a very difficult thing to unlearn I can t help but think what if Karna had livedwhat if time had bode well.

    18. Lakshmi on said:

      I didn t like the read Impressed by her other books like Menaka s Choice and Lanka s Princess, I was intrigued to read this Moral of the story is No matter how good and righteous a person is, if he sides with the wrong then he will be doomed come what may This can be put in a very simple way with unnecessary discussions I liked the way how story was built but this book tested my patience with never ending and painfully prolonged conversations between characters.

    19. Anil Swarup on said:

      It is story of female protagonists from the perspective of Uruvi, wife of Karna Perhaps all women suffered as the warring cousins went down the precipice that came to be known as Mahabharat But never has this story been narrated in this manner Mythology or perhaps reality narrated through absorbing dialogues between Uruvi and other characters, most of whom except Karna are women The author manages to bring forth the poignancy of each moment and there are quite a few of them , she brings out the [...]

    20. Pooja Jeevagan on said:

      I still am not sure if the protagonist of this book is actually a character from the biggest epic of Indian mythology, for I haven t heard of the name Uruvi beforeIn fact I wasn t able to find this name in any other searches I did online and the only place Uruvi is mentioned is in reference to the book but still nothing can change the fact that the work penned down by the author is a capturing one much that as much as you get stuck to the book and finish it, you wish it goes onAnd one can t help [...]

    21. Shweta on said:

      Having read Mrutyunjay before, I started reading this book with a prejudice Yes, I was being unfair to the author but she effortlessly takes you through the sad, breath taking journey of Karna , the unsung hero of Mahabharata, mighty feared warrior who sacrificed to live by his words and to be loyal to his wronged friend The beauty of the book lies in the way the author manages to reveal the right side of the wronged and the sinfulness of the righteous It gives you a brand new perspective to eva [...]

    22. Saraswathi Sambasivan on said:

      This book came to me, highly recommended by a friend I am not particularly interested in reading Mythology but with very strong recommendations, I started reading it The Kurukshetra war, the events that led to it, all of from the perspective of Uruvi, the fiery and beautiful wife of Karna Karna has been a character I have always had a soft corner for a good man in wrong company The book beautifully describes the lovely relationship between the princess and Karna The princess who defied all norms [...]

    23. Shriya Srinivasan on said:

      Why do I go to my shelf so often to check on this book Why does my mind wander and get back to a small isolated end of kurukshetra in search of karna and his love Is it the girl harmone Or is he himself so charming An entity who went through a traumatic life just extending hands to help and earn affection in return his mesmerizing quality of righteousness and all his skills as a kshatriya is so much beautifully illustrated that it makes my heart ache But I still yearn to read the book once again [...]

    24. Amit Khemka on said:

      After a long time rated a book 5 Loved everything abt it Though the story is known author has done a marvellous job about using her imaginations and trying to tell in a completely different view n perspective To all my friends who enjoyed shiva trilogy its highly recommended And may everyone of us be like karna and get a friend like him EN

    25. Arun on said:

      Again the story of Mahabharat with another point of view , but it is no different than other.

    26. Rohit Sharma on said:

      I simply love Mythological books and as the latest trend there is a plethora of Mythological Fiction available, which is even great for someone like me I keep taking breaks from the heavier stuff and I need these books to go back to normal life especially when I am done with one of scariest thrillers or horrors They work wonders for me, although I am hardcore Non believer but love the story aspect of the same I don t know how and when it all started but joining my hands in front of a statue is n [...]

    27. Prachi Pal on said:

      I love reading other versions of the Mahabharata The epic battle in the history of mankind Each time it tears me limb by limb and bit by bit, piercing into my soul the similarity of the hatred that exists even today What exists today is a modern version of the battle but the root cause and the result still the same.Karna will always be the most special character to me Each time it breaks me apart as the feelings of love and hate is something I experience simultaneously The book is a window into [...]

    28. Shrikanth Venne on said:

      What a contrast from the last book I read about Mahabharata in perspective of Duryodhan and now Karna s wife Should compliment the authors thinking, the way she introduced Urvi Normally while watching Mahabharata you can t even find Urvi in the picture but the author has befitted her as she was always there There were certain portions mainly the conversation between Urvi and Kunti that was too lengthy which was not required The best portion that I did not it existed this book showed was Urvi swa [...]

    29. Nanthini on said:

      I regarded the mighty Karna not as Arjuna s equal but far superior to him And that is why Karna needed to be killed with greatest resolve In energy Karna was equal to Agni, the god of fire He had the impetuosity of the wind, the speed of shooting arrow In anger, he could be the destroyer himself and anyone who turned against Duryodhana earned his ire He was brave as a lion, he was a hero Not even gods could have killed him He had to be killed by treachery Reading and finishing Karna s wife have [...]

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