A Story Lost In Time
Draupadi or Krishnaa as she was known and Karna or Vasusena as was his real name are one of the two most intriguing characters of the Mahabharata.
Legends and Folk tales have abounded of their secret passion for one another.
This story is one among the plethora of tales dealing with the forbidden love of these two great characters.
Book One, titled The Fire Does not Consume is written exclusively from Draupadi's POV and it deals with her life as a Princess, a Bride, a Queen and finally as an Exile.
Through these pages, the reader gets an insight into the heart of the most enigmatic woman of her times.
Book Two titled The Sun Does Not Scorch is written from Karna POV dealing with his life as a charioteer's son, a King, a warrior and finally as the elder brother of his most hated enemies.
Through these pages, the reader is shown the life of the tragic hero that was Karna.
And through their eyes, a glimpse of the world in which they lived, a world that is long gone, a world that was Aryavarta
I want to dedicate this to @parikanya who had requested me for a Draukarna. This was the result. Thank you Aru!
A/N: The Mahabharata is one of the two Indian epics and the greatest of all epics. The epic is also one of the largest, having a hundred thousand verses. The central part of the epic is the great battle of Kurukshetra which was fought between two sets of cousins of the Kuru Dynasty, a powerful royal dynasty of ancient India. Though the main thread of the epic deals with the fortunes of the Kurus, it also has several sub plots which are a treasure house of stories. Terms and references that might be unfamiliar to those not acquainted with the epic is explained at the end of the chapter where they appear.
Aryavarta is a term used to denote the various Kingdoms that formed part of Northern India
Cover is courtesy @likhitha9. Thank u Likhu!! Love u!!