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Touches on a subject considered bold even in modern times. Aasaabari Product details Author: To say this book was written inwhen Indira Gandhi was reigning as the third prime minister of India reference only to the fact of she being a “woman” and nothing political whatsoeveris a sad state of affairs inasmuch as this book doesn’t even portray Draupadi as a woman who could express her opinions jagyazeni without being judged.

The legendary jgyaseni story as many of us know has a very important character who is considered one of the main source for the deadly jagyasfni of Kurukshetra Nov 24, Vijetha Suvarna rated it really liked it Shelves: But this probably is the best of the three. So used to reading Mahabharatha in which the Pandavas were always projected as saintsthis book was refreshing.

Lists with This Book. My selection is on the basis of quite underated novels, but have brilliant contents.

Life is sacrifice from the minute you step into this world and God is your One of the first and the finest books ever written from the perspective of Draupadi. I remember while I was 9, I read a book. Draupadi is clasping Arjuna’s feet, thankful that he is alive, because he is who she is most truly in love with of all the Pandava brothers: Quora Userlived in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.


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Book Review: Yajnaseni, by Pratibha Ray

She fears Bhima for his aggressiveness in his demands. View all 7 comments. One of the quotes that I shall always remember from the book: Is this the heritage of the Aryans?

I here treat like a mythical character because I cannot see a real woman go through what she does in the name of Dharma. Perhaps one day, maybe then this novel might make more sense. Princess of Panchala and the queen of Indraprastha is carrying food for an alien Parapurusa to his room and standing outside! Secondly, the books suffers from blind devotion to Krishna. I guess even Pratibha Ray is one of them.

Yajnaseni – Wikipedia

Women are suspicious by nature and habitually look at everything in a devious manner. A svayamvar is not just winning a bride.

Even more can be said from how people and society treated her and how she viewed the treatment. He is bearing it all. Public test of chastity! Though counted among the five supremely virtuous women, honoured as pancha sati in mythology, the name Draupadi still bears stigma and is often contemptuously uttered by people in society as the woman who brought about the greatest war of all times.

The translator slowed down the phase of the story. I do not spend time in private with another man. Throughout the story she is forced to live in the forest, forced into a scheduled mating pattern with her 5 husbands, has her children killed in a war due to the actions of her husbands, is humiliated in court due to her oldest husband’s gambling her away as an article of property, etc etc etc. And to say this book received two prestigious awards.

She is submissive, and yet dictates terms. Her life sails on with her responsibilities towards her jagyxseni, her joys, sorrows and sacrifices. My mom used to recommend this book since a very long time. Have you lost your senses? This novel has o-so-subtly edited out the sexy Draupadi. What was the most amazing book you bool read?


Once you start reading his novel, you would want the story to go on forever. Five husbands means patriarchy times five.

All sons of the Pandavas are slain in their sleep and none save a grandson remain to carry forth their legacy. I do not understand the love towards a man who keeps on punishing her for having four other husbands when he himself abides by his mother’s words and ‘shares’ the wife he won in the swayamvar. I became an expert in mathematics, music, painting, cookery, flower-management, hospitality and other matters such tired prose.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

That is also why you end up feeling really angry at the end of the book. It also brings a certain beauty in descriptions, recreating the magic of the epic with it. Even though I am proud of winning you, that is the egotism of my manhood It has to be a euphemism, right? Sometimes even when she was curious she chose to let her mute side win in order to not hurt people’s sentiments.

Let his filthy body be thrown to the jackals in the jungle. Why is is hard to accept that he was a Dalit! And Ray has been convinced. She was the weapon for preserving dharma and destroying evil from the earth. See all 4 questions about Yajnaseni…. The heart pains for draupadi.