Kavita Kane is an Indian writer. Earlier, she was a journalist. Born in Mumbai, she is very well known for her writings under the genre mythological fiction. She is the one who believes in the new era of ancient retelling stories.
She holds a degree in both English literature and mass communication. She is the best-selling author for her book Karna’s wife. All of her books are based on Indian mythology and historical fiction. Here is a list of the best books by Kavita Kane.
As the name itself says, this book is about Sita’s sister Urmila. She was the neglected wife of Lakshman and a character that was not much talked about in Ramayan. But if you are interested in historical fiction, you might have felt the curiosity to know more about Urmila. While her sister left for exile, she was the one who stayed back at the doomed palace of Ayodhya and lived there all alone. You might have this question in your mind: why did she not accompany her husband and wait in the palace for 14 painfully long years. If you want to know more about it, then you have to read the book.
Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen
It is a splendid tale of Karna and her wife, Uruvi. The book puts light on the heroic acts of Karna and various other victories. And despite so much talent, knowledge and skill, he still never felt satisfied with his achievements. Despite his noble birth, he never received social recognition and was treated as an outcast. The book explains how her wife was her pillar of strength and chose her over all the Kshatriya princes without fearing consequences. She faced so many hardships and derogatory remarks for choosing an outcast as a husband. But, ner did once she gave up. She faced it all with wisdom and pride—a must-read story for everyone.
You might have heard the name Sarasvati of many women in India. But how much do you know about the Goddess Sarasvati? In schools, we are taught that she is the Goddess of music, art, and knowledge. But why do we never hear their name as a couple like Radha Krishna, Shiva Parvati, et cetera? This book explains her creator Brahma and her unusual marriage with him. After reading, you will know how powerful the Goddess is and how important her story is buried under the myths.
The Fisher Queen’s Dynasty
‘I learnt to love like a man—to love without feelings. And I shall never forget this lesson.’ Matsagandha, the queen of Hastinapur, was abandoned as a baby.
She was preyed on by a rishi. She made her will of iron and hardened herself. She decided that next time she is with a man, she has to be the one who wins. And she does win, and her sons become the heirs to the throne. But sadly, at a high cost. She was scorned in the palace. But she became ruthless to become the master player in politics.
During Samaudramanthan or the churning of the ocean, Menaka is one of the most beautiful apsaras. A lady with a sharp brain and talent. But, she always craved for something she knew that she could never have, that is, a family. What do you think will happen when they finally meet? Will she find the one for her, or will her destiny trick her? You need to read the book to know more.
I searched all these years for myself—and I only found Ahalya, the woman I was supposed to be born as unblemished, without any faults. I had no hala in me, no sin, no crime, no guilt. What I had done was to respond to the call of life within me….’
Brahma created Ahalya; she was married to one of the greatest Rishis and was liked by Lord Indra. She was cursed. But are you curious about who Ahalya was and what ambitions she had?
This book is about Surpanakha. She was Ravana’s favorite sister. She is mostly conceived as brutal and brazen, and her nose was slashed off by Lakshman. But was she the harbinger of war or a victim of the same? This is a story of misery and revenge. Comprehend more about her by reading this book. It will inform you about some lesser-known facts.
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