When I opened my #bookmail package and saw the publishers name – Aleph Book Company, I was shocked, and then when I saw the book, I was on cloud number nine! I had no idea about it and it took me by surprise. Oh, my dear lord, I was waiting for an opportune moment to read this book, but I couldn’t wait any longer. Read on to see what I actually think about this book, The Mulberry Courtesan by Sikeena Karmali! Continue reading “Book Review: The Mulberry Courtesan”
Arjuna, the third son of Pandu and Kunti by the blessings of Indra Dev, was married to King Drupada’s daughter, Draupadi. Upon hearing of the Pandavas’ supposed death at Varnavata, King Draupada set up a Swayamvara contest for Draupadi to choose her husband from the competitive contest. But unknown to others, Arjuna attended the Swayamvara in disguise and won her hand in marriage. This is how and why arjuna married Draupadi.
We all must have surely heard about the great Mahabharata. We all know that Pandu Putra Arjuna was favourite of Govind. We have grown up hearing the stories and the bravery of both of them. Arjuna’s warrior skills are said to be higher than all, no one could match him. Krishna’s strategies and upliftment of righteousness are still now being applied in our life. But the question arises, why was Arjuna the chosen one?
Karna, the hero who was never recognised. I always had an attraction for Karna since a very young age. Whenever my grandfather would tell me the story of Mahabharata, I would wait for Karna to enter the story. All the television series that was released related to Mahabharata, the only person I would look for was Karna. He was the perfect person and sadly hated by all. For the love of my favourite character, it was natural that I would be attracted to this book by Kavita Kane, which has been written wonderfully.
So it all started with the usual college work routine. You all know I have a deep interest in the History of India, it is so vast that anyone can get lost in it (I totally do!). I am currently working on an assignment which revolves around the Medieval Period of India. Well, Indian history has many categories, what I will be discussing about today is the Delhi Sultanate. Boring for many, interesting for few! (I hope :D)