Chitra Divakaruni

The Palace of Illusions

Chitra Divakaruni

Talk: The Palace of Illusions

Novelist Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss her book, "The Palace of Illusions." This event took place on March 6, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.

Chitra Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.Her short story collection, Arranged Marriage won an American Book Award in 1995, and two of her novels (The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart) as well as a short story The Word Love were adapted into films.

The Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical; narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the five Pandava brothers, we are -- finally -- given a woman's take on the timeless tale that is the Mahabharata.

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