BR #72 | Chronicles of Kuru Woman Krishna's Sister Vol. 1 | Priyanka Bhuyan | Invincible Publishers | ★★★★★

Book - Chronicles of Kuru Woman Krishna's Sister Vol. 1
Author - Priyanka Bhuyan
Publisher - Invincible Publishers
Rating - ★★★

Author Bio: (from book) Corporate Communication professional, an avid travel blogger, foodie and movie buff all rolled into one Priyanka Bhuyan has been doing freelancing since her college days. Her debut book-Kaleidoscope of Love, a collection of short stories is on the varied emotions of love was published in the year 2019 and was adjudged among the top 100 debut authors by Literature Light. She hails from the beautiful green state of Assam and Guwahati is where she calls her home. Currently in a workaholic phase, she has her parents, brother and her dog as her family. For more info you can follow her blog Connect with Priyanka on Instagram: Authorpriyanka Twitter:Priyankabhuya16 Facebook:Priyanka Bhuyan

Book Review: "Chronicles of Kuru Woman Krishna's Sister Vol. 1" by Priyanka Bhuyan is a mythological fiction based on the tales of Subhadra, sister of Krishna and Balarama, wife of Arjuna, mother of Abhimanyu and grandmother of Parikshit. This book is a retelling of the Mahabharata but from Subhadra's side, and therefore, a more feminine attachment has been bestowed upon the events before and after the Great War. It is probably the first time an attempt has been made to portray the story of Subhadra in a compiled manner.

The plot begins during the teenage of Subhadra, how she grew up in Dwarka and the condition of Bharatvarsha during her younger years. We get a glimpse of her divine relationship with Krishna and Balarama as the three of them were inseparable as brothers and sisters. Subhadra was an adept statesman and always stood for the rights of women. An able administrator and warrior, her beauty and fame was widespread. She fell in love with Arjuna, the third one among the Pandavas and her marriage to Arjuna was a dramatic tale in itself which one must definitely look forward to reading. Despite being of royal birth, the comforts of the palace could not waver her misfortunes as she had to bring up her only son, Abhimanyu as a single mother. All because of the greater good just like Krishna had foretold and believed the Kuru dynasty will always be safe in her hands.

The story concludes with the war of Kurukshetra where Subhadra lost more than she can count. Despite the bloody aftermath of the war Subhadra still stood resilient and completed all her duties towards her kingdom till her retirement. This is a tale of one of the most revered female figures of Bharatvarsha, her journey from a warrior princess to a loving wife, from a caring mother to a grandmother who lost everything and still rose high. This book will appeal to mythology lovers and to the general public since our history is rich with heroic tales of feminine power, which we as Indians should be proud of.

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