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Vaishnavi Patel

Autor(a) de Kaikeyi

2+ Works 1,056 Membros 21 Críticas

Obras por Vaishnavi Patel

Kaikeyi (2022) 947 exemplares, 20 críticas
Goddess of the River (2024) 109 exemplares, 1 crítica

Associated Works

The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: Volume One (2020) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
alive
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Ocupações
lawyer
writer
Agente
Lucienne Driver

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Vaishnavi Patel is a law student focusing on constitutional law and civil rights. She likes to write at the intersection of Indian myth, feminism, and anti-colonialism. Her short stories can be found in The Dark and 87 Bedford’s Historical Fantasy Anthology along with a forthcoming story in Helios Quarterly. She was also a Pitch Wars class of 2019 mentee. Vaishnavi 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. Website

Membros

Críticas

This book lacked the powerful narration that I'm drawn to, however moments pulled at my heart and it delivered a strong ending.
 
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LaPhenix | 19 outras críticas | Jul 8, 2024 |
This is a changed-up version of tales from the Hindu epic, The Ramayana. Kaikeyi is the only daughter of the ruler of Kekeya and is married off to King Dashartha of Kosala as his third wife. Having lived through the exile of her mother due to her father's paranoia, she is a feminist and a believer in giving the women of the kingdom autonomy, which is bitterly opposed by the holy men of the country. She gives birth to a male heir, Bharata, as her two sister-wives also bring forth boys. The amazing love of all three mothers for all four boys (a pair of twins included) is one of the strong points of the tale. There's also a mysterious rakasha, Ravan, and Kaikeyi's closest brother Yudhajit, who play different roles here than in the source document, as does her servant woman Manthara, a villain in the Ramayana. This is a suspenseful listen, and the modern deviations take nothing away from the strength of the storytelling.… (mais)
½
 
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froxgirl | 19 outras críticas | Jun 25, 2024 |
So many thoughts but all I can say is that if you're thinking about reading this book, then just do it. It's absolutely worth your time and energy.
 
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Rachaeljg | 19 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
Thank you to NetGalley and Redhook Books for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Pub Date: May 21, 2024

Another wonderful book by Vaishnavi Patel. I know very little to nothing of Indian mythology but I love learning about it through her books. Her writing style really pulls me in and she has such beautiful descriptions. If you like mythology retellings I definitely recommend picking this up!
 
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Fatula | May 26, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
2
Also by
1
Membros
1,056
Popularidade
#24,395
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
21
ISBN
14

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