Women in Mythology
Ira Mukhoty, Kavita Kane with Reena Puri
Lanka’s Princess, Vamp or Winner?
A senior journalist with a career of over two decades, which includes working for DNA and Magna, she quit her job as Assistant Editor of Times of India to devote herself as a full time author. Karna’s Wife, her debut novel, was a bestseller. The second novel – Sita’s Sister – deals with Urmila, Sita’s sister and Lakshman’s wife who silently braved tears and tragedy those fourteen years of separation. Her third book – Menaka’s Choice, is not just a tale of love, lust and divine intrigue about Menaka, the seductress, the symbol of beauty and female sexual power who fell in love with a man she was meant to destroy. It is a story of a woman restricted by her designated role fighting for her dreams in a male-dominated world and that of a man defying all odds to achieve his goals and fulfill his destiny. Lanka’s Princess is about Surpanakha, Ravan’s infamous sister and one of the most misunderstood characters in the Ramayana, but was she a vamp or a victim?