Ahalya: The Sati Series by Koral Dasgupta

Ahalya by Koral Dasgupta is a unique take on an age-old tale. In this series, Koral will explore the lives of the Pancha Kanyas from Indian mythology. Published by Pan Macmillan, the book hit the shelves on 21st August 2020.

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It is known that Ahalya was cursed by her husband, Gautam, for indulging in a physical relationship with Indra. But is there another story to Ahalya’s truth? Who was Indra anyway? A king? A lover? A philanderer? The first book of the Sati series, Ahalya hinges on these core questions, narrating the course of her life, from innocence to infidelity.

In the Sati series, Koral Dasgupta explores the lives of the Pancha Kanyas from Indian mythology, all of whom had partners other than their husbands and yet are revered as the most enlightened women, whose purity of mind precedes over the purity of body. The five books of the Sati series reinvent these women and their men, in the modern context with a feminist consciousness.

About the Author

Koral Dasgupta is an author, painter, entrepreneur, and professor. She is a compulsive storyteller and has authored four books which include three fiction and a non-fiction on Bollywood. Her fourth book has been optioned for screen adaptation. She is the founder of www.tellmeyourstory.biz, a story ecosystem led by crowd-sourced narratives. She consults with educational and corporate organizations on content and communication projects. Koral is recognized in the list of Innovator25 Asia Pacific 2019 prepared by The Holmes Report.

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