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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Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi by Pratibha Ray

History portrays Draupadi as self-centred, hot-tempered, head-strong woman who inflicted terrible war in the kingdom of Hastinapur. Yajnaseni is not jayaseni perfect novel but a good a page turner in most part.

Her mind is filled with despise for the lustful brothers. It is just a distorted view through an ill-defined, blurred, muddled lens. True, I messed up the review a bit in a hurry and now edited it a bit, still I know it is the same.

Come, join the Pandavs. She has poetic love towards Arjun and motherly love towards Nakul and Jahyaseni.

If the punishment of every sin were death then no one would remain alive on this earth. She worships her husbands particularly Arjuna literally as Gods. Nov 15, Sirisha rated it liked it. I acknowledge that your husband is brave. English Choose a language for shopping. Amidst the scene of her greatest humiliation, she finds the strength to question the Kuru elders, about the very concept of their dharma, while her husbands sit mute.


Young and old, Brahmin and Kshatriya, men and women — everyone gazed stunned at my dark loveliness. It is an age old urban legend among many writers that the characters of epics need to speak language dipped in melodrama and dyed in flowery prose.

I have always imagined Draupadi as outspoken, someone who didn’t care what others thought. Thank you for rating this Product. So much so that I find her unquestioning, sacrificing nature extremely annoying at jagyasfni.

The lack of empowerment, courage,values and everything Draupadi actually represents is grossly misrepresented and downright missing from this. The translator slowed down the phase of the story. If they return from a long journey, I keep seat, water, food, resting place ready for them.

I should have read the Mahabharata before reading this. This is not the story of Draupadi. Where are we going? Krishn got spared to most part and the attacks jagaseni mainly indirect. It is a retelling of the Mahabharata from the viewpoint of the primary female protagonist: One of the quotes that I shall always remember from the book: Want to Read saving….

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

Return to Book Page. In truth, who are you? She has no doubt what the five brothers are doing to enjoy her body. I mouthpad this book and was waiting for writing the review and now bought the book of Aleph by Paolo Coelho an Her decision would have been respected if she didn’t start accusing others for her plight as she had given a choice as per the author.


View all 7 comments. My tears keep flowing, washing away the guilt and sin of loving my husband. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. What is more shocking is that the same act of character assassination is receiving active encouragement from very unusual quarters including connoisseurs of art and culture.

Shows the spiritual love between a man n woman.

What I loved about this book: The five elements thought just received when reading the book and it must be from the thoughts of the author or of the characte She chooses to marry Arjun over Karna and pays dearly for that decision all through jagyasrni life.

View all 5 comments. Oct 06, Andrew rated it did not like it. It takes until the second half, for Bhattacharyato get into his groove and start writing a bit more naturally which really helps the story flow more smoothly. Without their having to tell me I am able to sense their likes and dislikes.

It was like reading some Ekta Kapoor’s tearjerker ‘bahu’ serial! After Arjuna wins the contest for her hand, she is forced into a polyandrous marriage by her mother-in-law, perhaps because Kunti wanted to protect herself from accusations from her new daughter-in-law.