Matsyagandha, Daseyi, Yojanagandha-the queen of Hastinapur, Satyavati. Abandoned as a baby,
preyed on by a rishi, she hardens herself, determined that the next time she is with a man, she will
be the one to win. And win she does: the throne of Hastinapur for herself, and the promise that
her sons will be heirs to the kingdom. But at what cost?
In a palace where she is disdained and scorned, Satyavati must set aside her own loss and pain if
she is to play the game of politics. She learns to be ruthless, unscrupulous-traits that estrange her
from everyone around. Everyone, except the man she cheated of his birthright.