The Fire Does Not Consume

Geetha Krishnan

She was the fireborn princess, a bride, a queen and finally an exile... He was a charioteer's son, a King, a warrior whose true lineage ever remained secret... This is their story... The story of two lost souls who never found each other....


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About the Book

Draupadi or Krishnaa as she was known and Karna or Vasusena as was his real name are one of the two most intriguing characters of the Mahabharata. Legends and Folk tales have abounded of their secret passion for one another. This story is one among the plethora of tales dealing with the forbidden love of these two great characters. Book One is written exclusively from Draupadi’s POV and it deals with her life as a Princess, a Bride, a Queen and finally as an Exile. Through these pages, the reader gets an insight into the heart of the most enigmatic woman of her times. And through her eyes, a glimpse of the world in which she lived, a world that is long gone, a world that was Aryavarta.

About the Author

A banker by profession and a writer by passion, Geetha Krishnan is a native of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, the southernmost state of India. Married, with two children aged 9 and 12, she is presently working in Senior Management of one of the foremost Banks in India. She had been interested in mythology from an early age and had started writing from childhood. She also writes poetry in her spare time and has self-published a volume of poetry titled The End of the Rainbow. She has earlier written books based on Mahabharata and Ramayana and had self-published Ayana:The Journey, a retelling of Ramayana from multiple POVs, Dharmasamsthapanarthaya: The Tale of a God Fettered, the story of Lord Krishna told from a first person POV and The Mahabharata: A Book of Tales and Poems, a collection of the author’s own stories and poems based on the Mahabharata. The author may be contacted at

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