This book is… totally awesome! (If we would be starting lightly!) This historical drama and mythology- Mahabharata, is in the point of view of Draupadi, the wife of the 5 Pandavas…
The book starts of with how the reality of the actual world settles inside the new-born woman Draupadi and her elder brother… if you’re thinking how would’ve she felt after the chirharand (Her humiliation in the Kaurava court)… it was the rage that got her through the phase, the book reflects her loyalty to her husbands, the way she passes through every trouble and humiliation life threw upon her and how she realized that the Indraprasta palace, which was hers by every right, was an illusion… because the real palace was her heart, in which resided her best friend, brother and the love of her life.
Draupadi was a dark toned woman, the princesses and queens didn’t let her fit in. Her best friend Vasudev Krishna, helped her realise the beauty she had inside of herself, the fire from which she was born, never faded. She never found herself fond of the girly activities of learning how cook, knit or sit, instead… she found herself drawn to politics, combat and warfare. The warrior princess encounters many things in life, including power, humiliation, sexual harassment, love, hate, marriage, vengeance, revenge, war, heartbreak and death.
This book also has mention of some events which were never shown in any television programs that included Mahabharata. So it gives us a small empathic feeling towards the woman, known as Panchaali, Draupadi, the Queen of Indraprasta, Yagyasenhi, and many more names… signifying the mark she made in Indian Mythologies and History.