WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. THERE ARE MANY VERSIONS OF MYTHS IN INDIA. I'VE CHOSEN THOSE, WHICH MAKE MORE SENSE ACCORDING TO THIS THEORY. SO, PLEASE DON'T SAY 'THIS ISN'T TRUE'.
So, everyone's been waiting for this book: Aru Shah and the City of Gold!!
And, yes, even I have been waiting for it. I mean, who leaves such a worst cliffhanger at the end? Right?
Anyway, after thinking through this around a thousand times, I've come up with a theory [that makes very less sense] for the cliffhanger.
So, let's start with the things we already know:
Aru's father is Suyodhana, who in his previous incarnation was Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas.
Suyodhana, after a certain event in his life, turned evil, resulting him turning into the Sleeper.
Kara, the new character we're introduced to, is the daughter of the Sleeper.
So, this is all you need to know for reading further.
As most of you may know, the starting letters of each of the Pandava sisters match up with the starting letters of their previous incarnations.
Yamini - Yudhistira
Brynne - Bheema
Aru - Arjuna
Nikita - Nakula
Sheela - Sahadeva
The new character, Kara, in my opinion, my be the incarnation of Karna, the eldest Pandava-not-Pandava.
She also claims that she is the daughter of the Sleeper. Not Suyodhana.
The next part requires some extra information..
If some of you are familiar with the story of Nala and Damayanti (or the death of Parikshit, grandson of the middle pandava, Arjuna), there is a common villain in the two. Kali.
Now, the Kali I'm speaking about is not the Goddess Kali, an avatar of Parvati. He is the epitome of evil.
There are also many myths around the country that Kali is the incarnation of Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava.
This is all you need for now!!
So, let's get back on track:
According to my theory, Suyodhana, while visiting Kalpavriksha had an encounter with Kali. I personally think he might've been possessed by Kali, at some point.
Or it could also be possible that, when Suyodhana was born, he always had a part of Kali in him, but after a certain incident, the bad in him got triggered and took full control of his body.
And Kara could be the child that Suyodhana had after turning into the Sleeper. Now, many of you might argue that it would be impossible as the Sleeper was imprisoned in a lamp.
He may have tucked his consciousness in some object or something that would've made him hav a child.
Anyway, this is what I think. Feel free to add your opinions in the replies below!!