Author – Kavita Kane
Rating – 5/5 stars
Number of Pages – 400
Publisher – Westland Books
Kavita Kane is known for her unique writing style and uncovering the lesser known female characters of the Indian mythology. These women characters are strong but never had come to light. Kavita introducing them to her readers and giving them a chance to decide their role in the tales widely read. She is a bestselling author and her every book has female characters comes from epic tales of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
The Fisher Queens Dynasty is a story of Satyavati, Kali, Matsygandha, the queen of Hastinapur. The girl had gone through so much in her life right through her birth and lived a life of abundance. She is determined to win what is hers: the throne of Hastinapur. This girl has only one aim in life is, to rule, at whatever cost it demands. She is unapologetic, heartless, sly and determined.
The story is not only about Satyavati, it offers more for her readers. It also brought to light, the character of Bhism in a wider perspective and equally given space to develop his character. The girl and her sky ambitions give way to the war of Kurukshetra. In this tale of desire, she loses herself in winning the throne. She is hurt, scorned, cheated and disdained.
I had a love and hate relationship with Satyavati. She is wicked and mean but she has a different side too. She is a daughter, a mother, a wife and a queen. This book will change the way you had read or seen the longest epic of the world, Mahabharata. The language is lucid and storytelling is engaging. I read her writing before; I had no doubt for her writing style. A remarkable and piercing tale of a woman.
Kavita Kane is the bestselling 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.
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