Kaikeyi Novel

Kaikeyi Novel


o begins Kaikeyi’s story. The only daughter of the kingdom of Kekaya, she is raised on legends of the gods: how they churned the vast ocean to obtain the nectar of immortality, how they vanquish evil and ensure the land of Bharat prospers, and how they offer powerful boons to the devout and the wise. Yet she watches as her father unceremoniously banishes her mother, listens as her own worth is reduced to how great a marriage alliance she can secure. And when she calls upon the gods for help, they never seem to hear.

Desperate for some measure of independence, she turns to the texts she once read with her mother and discovers a magic that is hers alone. With this power, Kaikeyi transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat, and most favored queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her.

But as the evil from her childhood tales threatens the cosmic order, the path she has forged clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family. Kaikeyi must decide if resistance is worth the destruction it will wreak—and what legacy she intends to leave behind.

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Kaikeyi Information

ISBN-13: 9780759557307
Publisher: Redhook
Publication date: 03/07/2023
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 30,633
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d

About the Author

Kaikeyi Novel

Vaishnavi Patel is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, Kaikeyi. A lawyer specializing in civil rights, she likes to write at the intersection of Indian myth, feminism, and anticolonialism. She grew up in and around Chicago and, in her spare time, enjoys activities that are almost stereotypically Midwestern: knitting, ice skating, drinking hot chocolate, and making hotdish

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The last scene of the book shows Kaikeyi standing on the banks of the Sarayu River. She is looking out at the water, and she is smiling. This suggests that she has finally found a place where she can be herself, and where she can be at peace.

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