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Pregnant King : A Novel

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Author: Devdutt Pattanaik

Binding: Paperback

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 360

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143423331

About: What intrigued me to buy this book was the name, the pregnant king how can a king, a man, become pregnant is it at all possible this book revolves around the various emotions that surround humans; love, anger, submission to power & desire, helplessness, confusion, jealousy, hunger for power in this book, emphasis has also been laid on following the right path or dharma this book, a work of fiction, revolves around a king named yuvanashava how desperately he wants to father a son! its only after he has a son can he rule his kingdom and ensure his lineage is carried forward he marries thrice in the need of a son his mother, shilavati, till then is the acting king as she wants to be known she does everything to follow the right path to run the kingdom successfully is yuvanashava ever able to father a son is he able to rule the kingdom which of the wives bear him a son readers whose engagement with ancient texts runs along orthodox lines might not be too interested in a modern myth but in a sense, this book is meant for such readers at its best, this story is about the imperfection of the human condition and our stubborn refusal to make room for all those in between 

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