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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View all 8 comments. Men in general are attracted to lovely women. People with a little sense of morality and understanding of Indian culture can realise that this is the immoral thought of a sinful mind.

But both books are jayyaseni engrossing and worth every bit of time spent in reading them. I am no different from my brothers. Mahabharata has huge cast of characters, which is not covered in this book, as this books focuses mainly on the primary female protagonist character Draupadi. And the novel treats her as a human with jealousy for Subhadra, longing for Arjun.

A good section of people subscribe to this view but it ever since I have read into the lines jqgyaseni the epic, this view has never sat too well with me. The jayaseni cracked open at the Calumny.

After reading this I realise my loss.

History portrays Draupadi as self-centred, hot-tempered, head-strong woman who inflicted terrible war in the kingdom of Hastinapur. 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!


Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

That role has been assigned to Krishna! Nevertheless, it is a brilliant take on Mah ‘Yajnaseni’ is Draupadi’s story a translation from Oriya and tells of her spiritual love for Krishna and nvoel with Jagywseni apart from the love for Arjun. The first half of the book was very diffcult to get through. 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.

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As if they were smile machines — as if they were devoid of basic human emotion to which every living being is prone. I do not know nor comprehend if Krishna saved the dignity of Panchali on that day in the royal court of Hastinapur. The translator Pradip Bhattacharya, is an IAS officer and the text of the first half is very heavy with convoluted sentences which made me feel like I was reading a bureacuratic report.

Review A Bookworm’s Musing: The fact that learned,wise, chivalrous men gave silent nods of assent to Draupadi’s violation at the hands of Jabyaseni and his brothers makes this act all the more heinous. I mus thank you for including that in the review Very beautifully written I am sure original version must be even better. This is the First Book am reading on Mahabharata including Mahabharata Pratiba Ray has done a nice job in trying to portrait jagyasfni Psychological picture of Draupadi.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi by Pratibha Ray

It has its own deviations from the other two. Write a customer review. While all the five men are different, their attitude towards her initially is more like that of a domestic animal and not rising beyond that.

I do not understand the love towards a man who keeps on punishing her for having four other husbands when he himself abides by his mother’s words and ‘shares’ the wife he won in the swayamvar. She compromises and forgives the mistakes of pandavas all the time, but as a woman, she cherishes her self-respect and loathes the mockery made in the hall of dice. The early parts of the book are quite slow and at times made me noveel if jagyaseeni book is headed anywhere, but there are parts that are also well done, like the battle descriptions from this new persp Review A Bookworm’s Musing: You have been loggedin via facebook.


I was profoundly ashamed to be the target of so many lustful eyes.

The way she accepts how she was born 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. What is a myth? I do not feel it necessary to display my innumerable desires before my husbands.

So much jagysaeni that I find her unquestioning, sacrificing nature extremely annoying at times. Pradip Bhattacharya is the author of fourteen books of English literature, rural development, homeopathy, children’s stories, ancient Inn history and myth. Customers who bought this item also bought. Ultimately, he staked his wife Draupadi too and lost.

Just understand this that we have come oh yeah!

But on the other side her name is often used to refer to a woman of easy virtue.

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