Synopses & Reviews
"Extremely exotic in both art and outlook, this story from Indian mythology covers several generations of dark scheming and glorious deeds. After emerging full-grown from a fire ritual, the beautiful princess Draupadi is at the center of the action, since her five husbands, each of whom embodies a major heroic trait, are the victims of plots by envious relatives and evil courtiers. Her reaction to affronts is usually voluble outrage and this is understandable enough when, for example, one husband gambles away his freedom and she is ordered to disrobe before their enemies. The story insists that Draupadi later purifies herself of anger as she escapes attachment to the material world. Nagpal's script respects the character's dignity, and the art by Manu (with color by Pradeep Sherawat and Vijay Sharma) is elegant and stately. The book is fascinating, though Western readers may not draw as much inspiration from it as the creators intended." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Born in 1980 in Dubai, Saraswati Nagpal was an early reader. She wrote plays, stories, and poetry through high school and college. Also a keen student of Indian classical dance and music, Saraswati has been teaching young children for the past five years how to create their own stories through words, music, and movement. She is working hard at her dream of creating magical, enchanting stories for kids and adults.