Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen tells the remarkable narrative of Karna, the unacknowledged hero of the Mahabharata, through the eyes of his wife Uruvi, bringing his tale to the reader from a unique outlook.
A skilled Kshatriya princess who falls in love with and dares to select the sutaputra over Arjun, Uruvi must come to terms with the social inference of her marriage and learn to utilize her love and intelligence to be trusted by Karna and his family. Though she becomes his centerpiece, guiding and counseling him, his blind loyalty to Duryodhana is beyond her power to change.
The story of Karna and Uruvi unfolds against the backdrop of the struggle between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. As incidents construct up leading to the significant war of the Mahabharata, Uruvi is a shred of evidence to the twists and turns of Karna's fate; and how it is closely connected to divine design.
A glorious saga from the leaf of the Mahabharata, this book brings its characters in motion in all their majesty. Uruvi was the Kshatriya princess who had chosen the ‘Sootaputra’ which was already an act of opposition. Though it was so far known that it would be Arjuna her childhood friend whom she would select. The moment she selected Karna, there comes a layer between her and Hastinapur. Yet, she stands by Karna. She watches Karna’s first wife and kids and grows into the household.
The love story of Uruvi and Karna is used as a scrim of the entire Mahabharata playing in the front. Karna’s devotion to Duryodhana, Karna’s relationship with the Pandavas and Draupadi, Duryadhana’s undying divine love for Karna, and Karna's birth cover with a mystery: all these themes are discovered in this novel. Karna is a man trapped in a lost destiny. He turns away to be ‘Kuntiputra’ and is agreeable to being called ‘Radheya’ son of Radha his foster mother. He is known forever as Datta Karna and rises above his destiny.
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