A lot has been written on the Mahabharata. From various perspectives, each author telling the story of one central character. And then there are authors like Kane who speak of the lesser known people, in this case the wife of Karna ? Kunti?s son ? the outcast, who was only accepted by Duryodhana.
Uruvi ? the central character in this novel speaks of Karna ? the unsung hero. She also speaks of herself, of her relationships with his family, and the way he is. The writing is crisp and to the point in most parts, while in others, the description is too much to handle.
Kane has a keen eye of the incidents that occurred in the Mahabharata and weaves in her story quite cleverly in the narrative. Historical fiction is not written a lot in the country as it should. Books such as these will sure change the trend. A must read to not only know more about the epic battle but also a different point of view.