- Publisher : Pan; 1st edition (7 July 2021); 707, 7th Floor, Kailash Building 26, K.G. Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 11000
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 939074217X
- ISBN-13 : 978-9390742172
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Item Weight : 130 g
- Dimensions : 11.1 x 1.4 x 17.8 cm
‘Koral Dasgupta writes with verve, emotion and passion ... [Kunti] is a must for those wishing to know about our past and the dialectics of gender within it’ PAVAN K. VARMA
Kunti, a rare matriarch in the Mahabharata and one of the revered Pancha Satis, holds an unforgettable position in the Indian literary imagination. Yet, little is known about the fateful events that shaped her early life.
Taking on the intricate task, Koral Dasgupta unravels the lesser-known strands of Kunti’s story: through a childhood of scholarly pursuits to unwanted motherhood at adolescence, a detached marriage and her ambitious love for the king of the devas.
After the remarkable success of Ahalya, the first book in the Sati series, Kunti presents a brilliant and tender retelling of a story at the heart of our culture and mythology.
In the Sati series, Koral Dasgupta explores the lives of the Pancha Kanyas from Indian mythology and reinvents them in the modern context with a feminist consciousness.
Praise for Ahalya
‘Koral Dasgupta gives voice, character and agency to an enigmatic and fascinating female figure from ancient Hindu lore’ PHILIP LUTGENDORF