13 Aug (Reviewed by Ishita RC) I love mythologies. Indian mythologies and historical facts are my absolute favorites. The number of ways in which you. She eventually becomes Karna’s mainstay, counselling and guiding him. Karna’s Wife, told from Uruvi’s point of view, unfolds against the backdrop of the epic. Karna’s Wife – The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane -book cover. Karna’s Wife – The Outcast’s Queen by Kavita Kane. Almost every Indian at some point in their.

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Oct 10, Prajakta Hhe rated it did not like it. Karna has been a character I have always had a soft corner for- a good man in wrong company. Thank you, Kavita, for this wonderful book. This book is a good-read if read at leisure, but certainly not suitable for dispersing information about the epic. Draupadi was wronged, Uruvi wasn’t.

Dont you think otucasts would just get to the point of the conversation. Karna went through all this and more. The reason why this book is a bestseller is because it is written on Karna, one of the most favourite characters wifw the epic in public minds. Oct 19, Uma rated it it was amazing. For every question asked of Karna,the sole reply he has for every logical argument put across is “duryodhana is my friend”.

And one can’t help comparing it to the ‘Palace of Illusions’ the view from Draupadi’s eyes Then she spends the entire book married to a man who abuses, tbe and insults another woman for exerting the very same choice!

I only bared through this Really poorly written. Even after finishing the book, I could feel the hangover of the words used. Dec 06, Anil Swarup rated it it was amazing. Sep 29, Saraswathi Sambasivan rated it really liked it. I thought I was too critical in the review and flipped through the book again.

I saw this book at a book store and I just couldn’t take my eyes of it. Her story runs parallel to the events of the Mahabharata. There has been no mention of Uruvi anywhere in the grand epic. Firstly, I complement Kavita Kane for the rare subject she has chosen.


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Firstly, Kane’s interpretation of the particular shloka in the said scripture is wrong. I was happy to read in this story that Draupadi forgave Karna more readily than her husbands.

I would have liked to give a rating of 3. So, 4 it is!

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The Outcast s Queen brings its characters alive in all their majesty. He rose above his destiny. Only, thing new to me was the severe criticism of Kunthi.

Also, it was despicable th Zero. Uruvi in the first half. He woke up every morning in the same town with his mom, as adopted son of sutaputra despite of being Suryaputhra, looking at every elderly women down the street and wondering who could be his mom. There are numerous other places, where it is obvious that the author cant be bothered to demonstrate something through the story, and simply states it.

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! Karna’s character is also deeply fleshed out, his role as a son, father, husband, friend, warrior and devotee.

I am not particularly interested in reading Mythology but with very strong recommendations, I started reading it. Who is this unnoticed, often even unmentioned and unheard of character from such an epic tale For instance, at one point Uruvi says Karna has a good e sense of humor. And then there is the usage of characters and names created by other authors, aka Vrushali brainchild of Shivaji Sawant in his novel, Mrityunjay.

Karna’s Wife – The Outcast’s Queen

A very reassuring and positive feedback she received was someone who would neither read nor had read her book was the person putting up the posters during the book launch at a street in Delhi. Uruvi’s perspective on Karna’s angst, turmoil, aspirations, etc. The story is about A Kshatriya princess, Urvi who gets married to Karna,the son of the Surya and Kzrnas but was abandoned by the mother at the time of the birth and later adopted by a lowly charioteer. The author beats around the bush for most part of the book,repeating the same things over and over again.


Portrayed as a Dharmic person supporting wrong people, there are numerous debates on his actions. There was a particular one Ouycasts in my mindlater I found his Wife also had this question. Uruvi is wlfe silent witness to the strength and valour of Karna, his immeasurable love for Krishna and the unfortunate end he meets with.

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And the Mahabharata is no different. But Kunti’s reasons for karnax Karna’s birth remains very obscure and her repeated requests from Uruvi to stop censuring her seems very unlike this strong woman, who wjfe her choices aware of the consequences and probably took full responsibility for her actions.

It gives you a brand new perspective to Having read Mrutyunjay before, I started reading this book with a prejudice. Karna is our first Greek tragic hero. She is a post-graduate in English literature and Mass Communications.

Everything stood ominously still. Growing up, Sunday mornings were reserved for watching the Mahabharat on Doordashan and I remember Karna being on the side of the Kaurava’s and overall not a very good person. While I completely understand the meaning of ‘fiction’, ‘creative liberty’ and the need to show ‘a different perspective’ quern a well Kavita Kane writes in her Preface – that urged by her mother, this book was written in an impulse.

In the climax, these two women fall into ouctasts other’s arms mourning the death of above mentioned abuser male. The princess who defied all This book came to me, highly recommended by a friend.

The problem with this book is that there is no at 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. How quden of us feel bad about being rejected for our virtues because some other external factor color, caste, race, or gender overshadows it?