First in Ashok Banker’s The Epic Mahabharata series, The Children of Midnight explores the home of the illustrious Kuru dynasty, which has just welcomed two new sons – Dritarashtra and Pandu. Cursed with unfortunate afflictions from the moment they are born, the two nevertheless grow up to be skillful young princes. As the wicked Jarasandha plots to seize their empire, they must prove their mettle and fight for their lives – and their legacy.
Meanwhile, in distant Bhoja, a young Kunti sacrifices her youth – and her heart – to appease the wrath of Sage Durvasa. And his reward for her service inextricably links her fate with that of the entire Kurujangala.
Delving into the youthful lives of the forerunners of the powerful Pandava and Kaurava dynasties, India’s epic storyteller is back with a magically woven and beautifully narrated series that is just as gripping as the ones before it.