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books — voters. The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan Karna’s Alter Ego by. Buy Odia Novel Yajnaseni by Pratibha ha Ray’s Yajnaseni in Odia of best seller Popular Odia Novel eni book. 19 Oct Draupadi, probably is another woman character after Eve who don’t have a childhood to remember or celebrate. The novel begins from the end.

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She does deserve to seek revenge. For all her attachment to life, Draupadi falls along the way and without a second glance the man walk away.

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Because smart is sexy. Without team Basilisk, without the Marauders, Rika must stand on her own against all odds and save the woman who once saved her. What is a myth? Karn on the other hand had a better coverage and reputation than Arjun.

Structurally, the collection resembles The Decameron, which Chaucer may have read during his first diplomatic mission to Italy in So other stuff happens. Strange as it may appear, Draupadi, the most accomplished heroine of the Mahabharata, happens to be the most suffering, sacrificing, and yet the most misunderstood character from the epic.

But they have an excuse of being human. About the Author Pratibha Ray is an eminent novelist and short story writer of Orissa. That is why there is such arrogance in man. A similar book I read and enjoyed was Palace of illusions.

On the other, the author is all in praise of Krishn. Draupadi was perhaps the symbol of such atrocities against women in the ages to come and men like Dushasan now don other more subtler garbs and walk free among us. Through this book Pratibha Ray tries to explain the condition of Draupadi and thus remove the stigma attached to her name.


Radhika Angawalkar Certified Buyer 26 Jan, Pure, law abiding, beholder or their honour, personification of beauty and sacrifice. That explains killing of Karn, that too when his charriott lost its race of wheel in water from rainfall. Pratibha Ray, in her afterword, narrated an incident about her sister named “Krishnaa” which had deeply affected her due to which she thought of reciting Draupadi’s tale. I think that is what Pratibha Ray wanted to say too Jun 16, Anupama rated it it was amazing.

Her dilemma at having to marry five husbands or her feelings for Karna or the constant flirting with Krishna tells the story of a female who was at odds with herself.

A svayamvar is not just winning a bride. Draupadi has also at instances expressed her affections and respect towards Karan.

I felt angry with society. That is all’ I thought my grief would provide Arjun with some encouragement. Also since it is a book on Yajnaseni herself, the most contoversial, unjust and unfortunate incidences in Mahabharat are described here in detail.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

I have time and over been made to believe by the Mahabharata that war wins only corpses and nothing beyond it. We’ll contact you shortly. Arjun killed his own elder brother Karan. It was written by an Indian for Indians, so it presupposes a base jaggaseni of knowledge about the original story. Hidimba belongs to the rakshas race, but as a wife she is devoted to me.


If you do not tolerate my anger it is you who will suffer. Do you have any further concern? Flipkart Customer Certified Buyer 8 Oct, She is submissive, and yet dictates terms. Apr 06, Sumeetha Manikandan rated it really liked it. Pratibha Ray is the Indian Stephanie Mayer.

She is the epitome of the “good Hindu wife”. Flag this review Irrelevant Fake Junk. Mahabharata from the eyes of Draupadi. Smaranika Das Certified Buyer 14 May, Just as you end up feeling angry when you read about Karna. Main thing here is that Pratibha Ray has put Draupadi into the stereotyped repesentation of Indian woman.

Flipkart Customer Certified Buyer 8 Aug, Please try again later. For this, she had to discard all the joys of her life and become a forest-dweller. Five husbands means patriarchy times five.

It is a kingly right! Wonderfully written by Pratibha Ray, woman herself, but highly disappointing translation. While all the five Pandavs are different and have different attitude towards her, Draupadi sacrifices everything to keep the unity of the Pandavs.

Definitely not Jackie Chan. But just because the author was smitten by the tragic hero, she had to give him redemption by letting the heroine fall for him. The author more focus on the ‘wife’ Draupadi and as Krishnbhakth but didn’t attempt a mother Draupadi who gave birth to children from all her husbands.