Neelakantan’s magnum opus duology retells the story of the mythological epic, Mahabharata, from the perspective of the vanquished. Giving voices to the vilified Kauravas, Karna, Ashwatthama, Drona and Eklavya, Neelakantan challenges our perceptions of ‘good’ and ‘evil’.

 This book is the story of the most powerful woman in the Mahabharata Draupadi. Blamed for the Great War that wiped out the entire country, she was traditionally thought of as an un-feminine, too strong woman. But this narrative brings out the delicacy, tenderness yet strength and resilience the woman possessed.

 This story brings to life in a fictionalized setting the story of the Hindu God of Destruction, Shiva. Shiva is a barbarian in the Himalayas. But his destiny soon brings him to Sapt Sindhu, to the lands of Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis.

 This is an anthology of essays revolving around a very important character in Indian mythology – Radha. Lord Krishna’s divine paramour who enjoys his love and attention like no other in the frondescence of Vrindavan, but is left behind when he leaves for Dwarka, Radha is a true heroine.

 This is an illustrated retelling of the Bhagwat Purana, which traces the life of the eighth avatar of Vishnu on earth, Krishna. We look at his miraculous birth to a prisoner mother and transfer to his foster home.

 This book is the story of the Indian epic Ramayana, especially focusing on Sita. Drawing on the traditional Valmiki version and indigenous versions, Pattanaik crafts a holistic narrative. 

 Originally published in Marathi, this book is a look at Karna, the benign yet cursed brother of the Pandava’s. Abandoned at birth by his mother, Karna was raised by a charioteer and despite his noble birth, received no privileges.

 Sitayana, or the Epic of Sita, is the story of Rama’s wife and the avatar of the celestial goddess, Sita. Divakaruni depicts this with her natural sensitivity and tenderness, portraying the shades of a female heart.