Book Name: Mythological Monologues
Author: Purba Chakraborty
How did Ahalya feel when Sage Gautam cursed her to be a stone?
How did Eklavya feel when Dronacharya asked for his right thumb as his Guru Dakshina?
How did Karna feel when he learned he was the brother of the Pandavas before the Kurukshetra war?
How did Draupadi go through the various trials and tribulations of her life? What was her anchor?
How did Arjuna feel after being enlightened by Lord Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra?
The friendship of Sudama, the love of Radha, the longing of Rukmini, the devotion of Shabari, the compassion of Sita, and the revenge of Shikhandi also find a place in this book of dramatic monologues.
Embark on this fascinating journey inside the minds of iconic characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Listen closely to their voices and dive deep into their hearts. Maybe, you will find yourself in some of them.
The stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana have been a part of our childhood. Most of us will reminisce our grandparents or parents narrating these stories to us. Also, how can we forget those television shows? Admit it or not, we have heard these stories over and over again.
My story book collection had most of these stories. I enjoyed reading them. And, then asking my questions to the elders. Mythological Monologues is one such book that reminded me of those old good days and story telling sessions.
The poetess has written these verses which narrate to us the stories of these mythological characters in an easy-to-understand language. It feels as if the characters are speaking to us their stories. This book contains 26 monologues from the 26 such characters. It is such a treat.
The powerful mythology and the poetess’s incredible imagination makes this book amazing. It would be an injustice to the book if I list down any of my favorites.
Mythological Monologues is a must-read if you are a fan of Hindu mythology. I rate it with 4/5 stars.