Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi (English, Paperback, Pratibha Ray)

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Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi  (English, Paperback, Pratibha Ray)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Rupa
  • ISBN: 9788171673230, 8171673236
  • Edition: 1st, 2012
  • Pages: 408
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    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 Mahabharata, happens to be the most suffering, sacrificing, and yet the most misunderstood character from the epic. 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.

    Pratibha Ray makes a determined effort for a balanced portrayal of the epic character and brings to the surface the broader and deeper aspects of Draupadis mind that lay submerged in the majestic sweep of the grand Mahabharata.

    About the Author
    Pratibha Ray is an eminent novelist and short story writer of Orissa. In her stories she has tried to unravel the underlying mysteries of society. Yajnaseni is the best seller of Orissa and her novels have gone into several editions. The author was presented the Bharatiya Jnanpiths prestigious ninth Moortidevi Award in 1993 for her novel Yajnaseni.

    Pradip Bhattacharya is the author of 14 published books covering English literature, rural development, homoeopathy, childrens stories, ancient Indian history, the Mahabharata. He has also translated Rabindranath Tagores Shantiniketan and Bankim Chandra Chatterjees Krishnacharita into English for the first time.

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    Publication Year
    • 2012
    Awards
    • Jnanpith Awards
    Award Year
    • 2011
    Contributors
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    • Pratibha Ray
    Author Info
    • Pradip Bhattacharya has to his credit fourteen books, covering a range of subjects like literature, homeopathy and ancient Indian history.
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    • 295 grams
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    Yajnaseni :The story of Draupadi

    The story of one of the greatest heroine of the times.What makes her great is not the fact that she was born a princess but the way she handled her life with raw energy. Her life was no bed of roses yet the way she handles herself; with grace ,poise and equanimity speaks volumes about her inner strength. That steel is present in every woman yet we fail to understand it. She bowed down to the conditions laid on her by the society,her father,her husbands...and myriad others but she still remain...
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    SHARMISTHA MISRA

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    Apr, 2013

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    Disappointed . .Dont waste your money by buying the book

    I brought this book with great expectation, after referring by one of my friend.
    But i am thoroughly disappointed. this book reflects a new Draupadi, who had pre-martial affairs... (with kirshna and then on his instruction changing mind to accept Arjuna) and marrying Arjuna thinking of someone else.!!!! Infact Draupadi is the character never expressed her feeling throughout her life.
    The insult to Karna at her swayamvaram by caused by her brother !!!!!! is she trying to change the history ...
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    usha

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    Mar, 2014

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    A typically regionalized version of a great epic

    The great story of a great woman has been thoroughly regionalized and made mortal. The memory of the one sati told to lower the standards of the dvapar yuga.
    the style of story telling also lowers the immortality and valor of the great warriors of Bharata.
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    Reader

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    Jan, 2014

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    Not Exactly Unputdownable

    I bought this book after reading all the wonderful reviews. Now I won't say that I was disappointed, but neither did it amaze me. I do know many facts that I didn't knew before reading it.

    Now to why I didn't like it. As far as I have read Krishnaa (Draupadi) is a princess so high on morals and values, that at times it gets very annoying. All she can think about all the time is when she will "unite" with Arjun while she also "fulfills her duties" towards her other husbands. More than half t...
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    K T

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    Nov, 2013

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    From Her Viewpoint

    Mahabharata told from Draupadi's or as she refers to herself..Yajnaseni's viewpoint. Worth a read.

    Although Pratibha Ray's Draupadi is aware, perhaps a little too aware, of her destiny as someone who is born to help re-establish Dharma. Although what passed for Dharma and a woman's Dharma at that time is a little unsettling.

    Watch Draupadi question Kunti's motivations in getting her to marry five brothers .."In case the mother was shamed before her daughter-in-law and looked small (for ha...
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    Som

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    yajnaseni

    A book every woman and man must read to understand the relationship of blood, affection, love and friendship. When read will transform ones thoughts and action for above relationship to make it better and long lasting for ever.The character of Draupadi which many people misunderstand and have a wrong openion as wife of five husband will wash away and will learn from her suffering and ideal thoughts for relationship. wonderful description of every epic characters in the book, I thoroughly e...
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    chandana ganta

    Dec, 2013

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    Yajnaseni @ Draupadi

    I would call it a classic by Ms. Ray due to the clear narration from Draupadi's POV; just the incidents recorded & their impact on Draupadi's psyche - judgement left to readers! The book brings-out the 'grey' part of the epic Mahabharatha - the beauty of that epic!
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    Venkat Ramasubrahmanyan

    Sep, 2013

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    loved it !

    amazing novel...probes deep into emotions...we see that side of the characters we have heard of life long..dat we didnt even know existed ! kudos
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    Ritu

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    Oct, 2014

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    a better understanding of draupadi

    draupadi is my personal favorite character in mahabharata..... this particular book is a must read fr every mahabharata lover... it makes u think in many different wasy and helps u question many situations..
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    Radhika Angawalkar

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    Jan, 2014

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    nice

    presenting the original Alpha Woman. Nice to read the subtle undertones of passion and resentment between her and Arjun. Towards the end, wish she had kept up the revenge momentum, instead of suddenly veering towards forgiveness. Draupadi deserved a happier and content ending than Vyas gives her.
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    shinde sweety

    Mar, 2013

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    Q:Is this book have explanation and summary or only text ?
    A:Nope, only the text, but quite comprehensible.
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