Sarasvati, the feminine force worshipped as the goddess of learning, is a household name, yet we barely know much about the goddess. She is known as a lost river and seen as a singular goddess, never as part of a couple, such as Shiva-Parvati or Lakshmi-Narayan. In Sarasvati's Gift, Kavita Kane brings to light Sarasvati's story-the goddess of art, music and knowledge-told in the voices of nameless celestials, powerful gods and lesser mortals. The book explores her relationship with her Creator, Brahma, and their unusual marriage-a union of fiercely independent minds and the most non-conforming, unconventional of the Triumvirate couples. As these peripheral figures and silent catalysts take centre stage, we get a glimpse of an extraordinary woman and her remarkable story, obscured and buried under myths and legends.
- Publisher : Penguin eBury Press (23 July 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0143452568
- ISBN-13 : 978-0143452560
- Item Weight : 272 g
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
- Country of Origin : India
About the Author
Kavita Kané is the bestselling author of six novels. Today, she is considered a revolutionary force in Indian writing, mainly because she has brought in feminism where it is most needed-in mythology.
All her seven novels are based on lesser-known women in Indian mythology-Karna's Wife (2013); Sita's Sister (2014); Menaka's Choice (2015); Lanka's Princess (2016); The Fisher Queen's Dynasty (2017); Ahalya's Awakening (2019); and now Sarasvati's Gift.