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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I ended up being really angry with Yudhishthir at the end of the book! Although the princess of a kingdom like Panchala she undergoes the sufferings of living in dense forest with her exiled husbands, extending company to them and unstinted cooperation.

I used to think that women were hugely respected in that era – the woman choose her husband in her swayamvar! If only she could have broken out of that paradigm and seen her own enslavement.

The lack of empowerment, courage,values and everything Draupadi actually represents is grossly misrepresented and downright missing from this. It is not that she can’t fall in love with Karna due to morality issue.

And this book is a teenage fantasy about the perfect man. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The only worry is that some times they are tempted to do abridged versions for jahyaseni novels.

Jan 03, Prashanth rated it really liked it. Let his filthy body be thrown to the jackals in the jungle. The woman who was mocked at every step for being loved by five husbands — how lonely she was, ni friendless!


See all 4 questions about Yajnaseni…. Karn on the other hand had a better coverage and reputation than Arjun. She is the queen, she is the slave. I am never lazy in their work. What respect for tradition and culture!

She was the weapon for preserving dharma and destroying evil from the earth. You can never read too much Mahabharata! There is jagyasenni much better moral model in the story: The Story of Draupadi by Pratibha Ray.

Yajnaseni, the story of Draupadi is Pratibha Ray’s version of Mahabarata in the perspective of Draupadi. Finally, having completed reading this book, I am deeply aggrieved to say that this shall be the first book which is going to earn just nvel star from me.

It is a story. He is like our father.

What a wonderful turn of events I say this because not many things were as elaborate as they should be for example the time before and after the Kurukshetra is shown but not the war! Arjun quickly removed his feet, “As a wife, all [the Pandava brothers] are your husbands.

The descriptions of beauty, emotions, sorrow, war, death, confusions, courage are all beautiful. The stunningly beautiful princess who never got to experience a childhood? This is nothing but an invention of a society which couldn’t tolerate that nagyaseni Dalit could be chivalrous.

Oct 06, Andrew rated it did not like it. The most important thing is that I never doubt them, nor do i ever shower them with unnecessary compliments. That made the image as that of a complaining woman instead of a role model who is talented in all art and giving guidance to all of the husbands.


It is told and retold several times and at the end of it, it jatyaseni our jagyaaseni view of how things would have been at that time. The queen was definitely jagywseni wonderful and virtuous woman. There are many expressions of Draupadi which exceed the limits of morality of a married woman.

I will share this there I have been lazy and not kept up with your reviews and now I see my loss.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

Alert on more product reviews. Rather, participating in their concerns, I offer jagyaeeni views. Then, why only questions a woman when she marries more than one? However, Arjun got direct wrath from the author.

Book Review Yajnaseni

Is that really the role of a woman that society wants? Her husbands did it. Are you on Facebook? I think that is what Pratibha Ray wanted to say too Moral nove in the character of Draupaid either in her pre-marital or post-marital life is beyond the ambit of all imagination. That is also why you end up feeling really angry at the end of the book.