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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Upload photo files with. Why the insistence on Draupadi being chaste ‘in spite of’ having 5 husbands because she was loyal to one at a time? Aug 31, Nick rated it liked it Shelves: It is a story about a women’s strength, her devotion, her intelligence, her passion and above all her sacrifice in every role she played. Arjun is supposed to love Draupadi ‘the most’. From Draupadi to Krishna. Pure, law abiding, beholder or their honour, personification of beauty and sacrifice.

Read the 5 last wishes she makes as she lies dying on the Himalayan slopes, and you will be moved to tears. Thanks Gita for the encouraging comments Whoever’s fate is full of grief is created as a beautiful woman by God.


I was profoundly ashamed to be the target of so many lustful eyes. The story of Karna. She has all reasons to be head-strong, yet she chooses to sacrifice and stays humble.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

What a wonderful turn of events I do not understand the devotion towards a man just because he is the husband even after he put her novdl stake in a game of dice.

Also, Draupadi doesn’t think of her mother-in-law as plotting against her in every situation. The ingenuineness of this review appears doubtful. In reality, Queen Draupadi is really an inspiration.

Did you know that it is scientifically proven that women have a strong sixth sense? In the story Karan is projected as arrogant and egoist. The story of Panjali told by the Yajnaseni herself who was destined to avenge her father’s insult even before she was born Let his filthy body be thrown to the jackals in the jungle.

Book Review Yajnaseni

The language, the descriptions, the way she portrays emotions is really beautiful! It was written by an I posted a spiffed up version of this review on my Indian history blog: Her life sails on with her responsibilities towards her husbands, her joys, sorrows and sacrifices.


With lowered eyes, slowly I advanced towards the prescribed spot. Similarly I never keep anything secret from them… I anticipate their wishes, even their commands to servants.

This is a book for upper class Brahmin teenage girls with private probably British education. And the lovestory bit, what a bonkers. While all the five Pandavs are different and have different attitude towards her, Draupadi sacrifices everything to keep the unity of the Pandavs. Will that not be gross selfishness on my part?

The Draupadi of Pratibha Ray is overwhelmed with delight when Karna holds a blue rose in his hand to present it to her. 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. I never understood what is there to read about a story which I already know. The sentence construction is also obviously Indian, seeming imitative of the protracted, overly dramatic dialogue style of the ancient epics.