From Sita’s Sister to Karna’s Wife to Menaka’s Choice and now Lanka’s Princess, Kavita Kane has created a niche for her readers in the Indian English Literature.
Lanka’s Princess is about Surpanakha, Ravan’s sister. We have read about her in our versions of Ramayana and perceived her as a villain, a vamp. But, there’s another side of this seemingly beautiful princess that has remained under the shadows for long.
Will Kavita Kane revive the lost beauty and grace of this lady?
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From the blurb:
Surpanakha, Ravan’s infamous sister—ugly and untamed, brutal and brazen. This is how she is commonly perceived. One whose nose was sliced off by an angry Lakshman and the one who started a war but was she really just perpetrator of war? Or was she a victim? Was she Lanka’s princess? Or was she the reason for its destruction
Surpanakha, meaning the woman as hard as nails was born as Meenakshi—the one with beautiful, fish-shaped eyes. Growing up in the shadows of her brothers, who were destined to win wars, fame and prestige, she, instead, charts up a path filled with misery and revenge.
Accused of manipulating events between Ram and Ravan, which culminated in a bloody war and annihilation of her family, Surpanakha is often the most misunderstood character in the Ramayana. Kavita Kané ‘s Lanka’s Princess tells the story from the vantage of this woman more hated than hateful…
Author: Kavita Kane
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Release: December 2016
Genre: Fiction / Mythological
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