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The Fisher Queen's Dynasty Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Kavita Kané is the best-selling author of four books, all based on Indian mythology: Karna’s Wife (2013), Sita’s Sister (2014), Menaka’s Choice (2015) and Lanka’s Princess (2016). A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, she quit her job to write books. With a post-graduate degree in English Literature and Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune, the only skill she has, she confesses, is writing.
Born in Mumbai, with a childhood spent largely in Patna and Delhi, she lives in Pune with her mariner husband Prakash, two daughters, Kimaya and Amiya, two dogs, Beau and Chic, and the uncurious cat Cotton.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File size : 4008 KB
- Print length : 331 pages
- Publisher : Westland (15 December 2017)
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B0753K574B
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,089 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But very dissapointed with the content. Evryone knows the Mahabharata. So what one can expect from this title is that a detailed perspective from the main character, Satyavatis's point of view with rich linguistic creativity. Rather we hv got some very ordinary english narrative.
There are many silly spelling mistakes which is the very proof of that someone is in hurry to make some bucks out of it. How come a book has been published without having detailed review and proof.
In several pages the plot has been lost inbetween lines.
Moreover she herself is confused in portraying the charecter of Satyavati.
I love BHISM. His portrayal was beautiful. His love for Amba made me swoon over him. However, the more I loved Bhism, the more I hate Satyavati. Of course, the Author intended that.
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3. SATYAVATI'S FATHER
This book is mythology at it's best with exhaustive information and several intricacies minutely connected.
A must read for everyone.
See my full review on my blog intothedepthsofbooks.blogspot.com
first of all, I would like to thank the author for providing me information about her beautiful work and for giving me an opportunity to give an honest opinion on the book. mythology is a critical subject and more critical is it's retelling as if you do not know the tale properly and cannot narrate it in a gripping way then the reader would not find it interesting. I feel it is just a cup of tea for Kavita Kane for retelling mythology.
the book is the story of Satyavati and along-side bhisma told in a new twisted and poetic way. the book focuses on lesser-known characters like uparichar Vasu- biological father of Satyavati, dasharaj- foster-father of mastyagandha, amba- princess of Kasi and nemesis of bhisma and finally the most beautiful of all Satyavati or mastyagandha or yojanagandha or daseyi, herself.
the best part of the book is its beauty in language and gripping narrative. I felt that the beauty of the language and strong vocabulary of Kavita mam makes the book, truly a "masterpiece". one cannot put down the book if you have started once. although the book is of 400 pages, you would at least two days if you are a fast reader- for completing the book, for you need to understand each line along with its difficult words.
for the narration, it is just mind-boggling. the way she captures each character and emotions in her pen would leave you enthralled.
the book is a fiction and it totally stands for its genre. you would read new tales like the panchals- the tale of ugrayudh paurav- the uncle of dhrupad, the matsyas- the tale of mastya and Vasu- the real family of Satyavati and the epilogue- the death of Satyavati.
another perk of the book is its philosophy. you would see a lot of beautiful ideas of philosophy hidden within tales. the way the fights- that are also metaphor like the blows of swords are compared blows on heart and mind and the other scenes are explained truly captures the full attention of the reader.
the ending is just mesmerising, the way the author makes it a conclusive one by explaining how Satyavati accepts the consequences of all her choices and does not believe in fate and finally she enters into ganga and dies by drowning-realising all her mistakes makes it hit the right note.
the book shows three phases of the woman- the first as a woman who used lust as her weapon, the second as a woman who has a cold and emotionless heart and finally a woman who has realised all her mistakes and is totally broken down by her choices. the book totally is a worth reading. and if you have not read it, it is totally your huge loss.
overall the book is in simple words a "masterpiece". the best of all of Kane's books. a perfect tapestry of myth and imagination.
imaginative. intrigue. intense.
I would recommend the book to all the mythology lovers and to everyone who loves fiction and I am sure they would love the gripping story.
She has brought out the authoritarian as well as the soft side of Satyavati, a blend which probably catapulted her as the central character of Mahabharata, ultimately leading to the great battle. At places myths have been painted with a more practical approach.
A very gripping read and definitely recommended. More because mainstream Mahabharata speaks very little of this character.