Raghu Karnad

Raghu Karnad is the author of Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War.

Diary: Looking for Indraprastha

Raghu Karnad, 8 February 2024

According​ to the Mahabharata, the legendary city of Indraprastha was founded by the five Pandava brothers for their queen, Draupadi. Its wide streets and orchards surrounded a palatial hall, built by the demon-architect Maya, which appeared ‘like a mass of new clouds conspicuous in the sky’. The hall was ‘so rich and well built’ that it rivalled the celestial home of...

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