Often we read about the epics from the point of view of men and the mention of women is quite minimal. Sudha Murty’s latest book The daughter from a wishing tree brings us short stories about women in Indian mythology. The book is a quick read and is published by Puffin books or Penguin India.

The book is divided into 4 sections and has 24 unusual stories from Indian mythology. All the stories are fast paced and a treasure trove for mythology lovers. The narration is simple and the language is easy to understand, for kids, especially. Most chapters have bits of juiciest information that comes as a revelation to the readers. There are some stories which you might be aware of but their rendition by Murty makes it more pleasing. Then there are those stories that you haven’t heard of before and reading them is a sheer delight. This makes the book a pageturner. The more you read the more you want.

The author tries to give us as many stories as is possible in this book. However, there are so many more women from Indian mythology who haven’t been spoken of much and therefore, I would really like to see a sequel to this book.


Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Publisher: Penguin India/Puffin Books

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