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2019-02-15T11:47:32+05:30

Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan
The One Who Had Two Lives | HarperCollins

The tale of Amba-Ambika-Amb­­alika, and that of Shikhandi, are among the most enticing of the Mahabharata—that supremely capacious of epics. In this age of mining it for ret­­ellings, Madhavan adopts a first-­­person voice for intimacy, plo­ughing the inner lives of Amba and Shikhandi. The result is finely drawn characters who drive the nar­­ratives, though more could have been done on vivifying an imagined ancientness.


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