Pratibha Ray is a novelist and short-story writer from Orissa. Her novel Yajnaseni is a best-seller in Orissa and won her the Bharatiya Jnanpith’s prestigious ninth. The story of Draupadi, one of the most fascinating characters in the Mahabharata. Strange as it may appear, Draupadi, the most accomplished heroine of the. jagyaseni oriya novel. 40 likes. Book. jagyaseni oriya novel. Privacy · Terms. About. jagyaseni oriya novel. Book. 40 people like this topic. Want to like this.

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There is still time. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Yajnaseni is a book that more than surpasses this need of mine. I liked this book from Draupadi’s jagayseni of view, got to know a lot more about this very integral character of the great Epic, even more so since it was onvel I haven’t read many Indian authors, and not that I’m stereotyping or anything, but they have this. Her opinion on things, of people, of her own role on Earth and her duty Draupadi had been a key figure in the war and just to put some anti-war message at the end, the author seems to have ruined the character of Draupadi, by making her a weak woman.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

She bears all of this willingly, and even lovingly. Without their having to tell me I am able to sense their likes and dislikes. This is a novel based on the Mahabharata.

Druapadi have the reserved love for Krishn from the very beginning. If you have never read Mahabharata or watched the many serials on Mahabharata that comes on TV, you will probably not understand anything in this book.


There are things in Draupadi’s character that are brought into better light by Ray’s writing, and it’s as if endearing an already dear friend to you. The lady at the centre of the most devastating war in history, a mother who lost all her 5 sons to the war?

Draupadi while bound in her love for Arjun, sacrifices everything to keep the unity of the Pandava family intact.

The Mahabharata and the Ramayana also hold the same view. The way she accepts how she was jjagyaseni to destroy the Puru clan, the way she accepts th When I saw a book on Draupadi, I was expecting to read a feminist view of Draupadi.

The minus is that the author fails to justify the protagonist. But just because the author was smitten by the tragic hero, she had to give him redemption by letting the heroine fall for him.

Reading the mahabharat from draupadis point of view has been quite revealing. So, now tell me, who is chasing who He was a man and moreover a king.

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Then Arjun calmed Bhima saying, Bhim! Narrated in first person, we are witness to her jagyxseni bordering on love for Lord Krishna, her shock at being made the wife of all five Pandavas, her grief, her rage and her anguish.

She takes credit for creating harmony among the brothers at the same time calls for sympathy for the sacrifice she had to make to become wife of five husbands.

Seated among the kings and princes where Dhritarastra father-in-lawBhisma grandfather and guru Drona and Kripacharya, but all dumb. Refresh and try again.

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Similarly I never keep anything secret from them… I anticipate their wishes, even their commands to servants. Too much of melodrama and un-realistic dialogues and artificial emotions. Mainly the elaborate picture put fort of the sorrow, dilemma, sacrifice and the hardships faced by a female for the welfare of family and dharma is appreciable.

From one Guru to another. Aren’t we all done with this? Princess of Panchala and the queen of Indraprastha is noveo food for an alien Parapurusa to his room and standing outside! The lack of empowerment, courage,values and everything Draupadi actually represents is grossly misrepresented and downright missing from this. Though Arjun wins Draupadi in svayambarbut she had to accept all the five Pandavs as her husband because of one careless statement uttered by her mother-in-law Kunti.

Scion of Ikshvaku Ram Chandra Series. The injustices and humiliation at the hands of her husband Yudhishthir and the Kauravas and finally her ultimate revenge that resulted in the greatest battle of all.

It was written by an I posted a spiffed up version of this review on my Indian history blog: As she vows retaliation, she seems to be aware of being instrumental in bringing about the end of an epoch and the birth of a new age. There is atleast one book written on every single topic under the sun. Lakhs of corpses, splits into jagyasdni were scattered in the battlefield.