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  • The Characters Of Draupadi In 'The Mahabharata'

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    Draupadi was a lady, who got life from fire, wedded to five of the fiercest warriors of her chance (the Pandavas), was a solid character among the male centric culture of the Third Age yet considered an unmindful part in the colossal epic of The Mahabharata. This likely builds up the possibility that a lady if can set out to absolute and think in such a way in, to the point that period also, why is she dismissed? Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, the eminent Indian conceived South-Asian author was never

  • Indian Epic

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    The Mahabharata (composed between 300 BC and 300 AD) has the honor of being the longest epic in world literature, 100,000 2-line stanzas (although the most recent critical edition edits this down to about 88,000), making it eight times as long as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey together, and over 3 times as long as the Bible (Chaitanya vii). According to the Narasimhan version, only about 4000 lines relate to the main story; the rest contain additional myths and teachings. In other words, theMahabharata resembles

  • Perspective Of Panchali

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    interprets the epic – Mahabharat which provides a complete narrative. She gives a stronger role to the women of the story, and portrays them as equals in society. This paper aims at the new perspective given to Panchali by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Draupadi has been portrayed mostly negatively in Hindu society in India and we will fail to find girls being named after her. Many believe that it was her headstrong actions that brought about the destruction of the Third Age of Man. She is known to be a

  • Concept Of Feminism In Mahabharata

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    Divakaruni chose Draupadi as a strong willed and determined character from Mahabharata as 'Sutradhar' in her novel the palace of illusions. Draupadi is the daughter of King Draupad of Panchaal and wife of five Pandavs. Draupadi is born of fire and therefore the has a dark complexion, through her complexion and her skin tone she connects

  • Summary Of Chira Banerjee Divakaruni's The Palace Of Illusions

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    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel, The Palace of Illusions is the epitome of feminism. It retells the story of Mahabharata from the view point of Draupadi, the daughter of King Drupad. The delicate threads of her life have beautifully been interwoven to bring forth a grasping story. Chitra Banerjee has herself written “I would uncover the story that lay invisible between the lines of the men’s exploits. Better still I would have her one of her tell it herself, with all her joys and doubts, her struggles

  • The Characters Of Antigone And Draupadi

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    their myths which include people such as Herakles and Antigone or in continuation, a very intelligent and strong person such as India’s Draupadi. There are a vast amount of heroes and anti-heroes present in David A. Leeming’s The World of Myth, and each manage to overcome colossal obstacles or leave a legacy in both passive and active manners. For instance, Draupadi from India is a passive woman throughout the chapter, however at the end she becomes an active character, and the reader grasps how intelligent

  • Character Sketch Of Draupadi

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    the character of Draupadi as a fiery female, redefines the role of women, issue of subjectivity can be witnessed and her psychological makeup is evident clearly.It creates an admired feminine portrait which is both modern and timeless. Panchaali wallows in anger and helplessness when Kunti come to a decision that all her five sons should join in matrimony with Draupadi. She presumes that Arjun would stand up for her and speak up for her that she is only married to him. But Draupadi is disillusioned

  • How Draupadi Can Easily Be Seen As A Feminist Icon

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    Draupadi can easily be seen as a feminist icon all throughout the Mahabharata. Despite playing a female character in the Hindu epic, she becomes the wife of the five Pandavas: Arjuna, Bheema, Yudhishtira, Nakul, and Sahadeva. Draupadi can be seen as firm woman, since without even a touch of her finger, she destroyed her enemies and watched them cry out in pain. A clear example of this, would be when Draupadi watched as Bheema ripped off the arms of Dushasana, the man who had blatantly humiliated

  • Mahasweta Devi's Breast Giver

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    This story ‘Draupadi’ is written by Mahasweta Devi. Mahasweta Devi is a famous novelist and story writer. She writes many novels and story. She was awarded the Padmasree in 1986. The women characters in her works are stronger when compared to men. In ‘Breast Giver’ too all the story revolves around Jashoda. In every novel or in every story she takes women as a leading hero. Draupadi is one of the most famous stories of Mahasweta Devi. It is set among the tribal in Bengal, Draupadi. In this story

  • Analysis Of The Palace Of Illusions By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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    Banerjee Divakaruni’s approach towards Draupadi in “The Palace of Illusions” “Mythology is the study of people’s subjective truth expressed in stories, symbols and rituals. Subjective truth is indifferent to rationality.” – Devdutt Patnaik Introduction The Palace of Illusions was written by the award winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and published in 2008. It is a retelling of the story of Mahabharata from the perspective of one of its main characters – Draupadi. It takes us through her journey