The Palace of Illusions is a retelling of the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata. The novel is narrated from the point of view of Panchaali, a princess, born from fire.
"Why did Ram not refuse his father and his stepmother, Kaikeyi? Why did Ram abandon Sita in the jungle when she was on her family way? Why didn’t Ram fight hard to reunite with Sita in the end? Why Life? Why Ram? Why destiny?"