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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Quickly I mastered many branches of knowledge. View all 4 comments. But look at the distorted character of Draupadi of Pratibha Ray.

Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

Being a wife in that yuga appears to be very peculiar, even jgayaseni in Draupadi’s case with five husbands to take care of The woman who was mocked at every step for being loved by five husbands — how lonely she was, how friendless!

The mother in Draupadi didn’t gets proportionate thoughts even when they dies in the war. It is just a passing reference in the book that the Pandavs held her opinion high, but when the matters of “Rajyakarbhar” or the working of the kingdom were concerned I do not find a just voice of Draupadi being raised.


She was a forceful woman who never hesitated to speak Who, exactly, was Draupadi? Alert on new comments on this reviews.

Book Review Yajnaseni

Nov jovel, Avanthika rated it really liked it. It is not that she can’t fall in love with Karna due to morality issue. So other stuff happens.

Refresh and try again. Although in the whole Mahabharata there is not a single occasion when Draupaid has a dialogue with Karna, in her self-written Mahabharata, Pratibha Ray has created situations every now and then for an audience or a dialogue between Karna and Draupadi.

Pratibha Ray is an Indian academic and writer. So used to reading Mahabharatha in which the Pandavas were always projected as saintsthis book was refreshing. I acknowledge that your husband is brave. Whoever it is, that person is a nerd. Notify me when there is a new review.

Therefore, Jayadrath had not done anything overstepping the limits of society. Karna has been described a lot as the most unlucky man in Mahabharat. Apr 06, Sumeetha Manikandan rated it really liked jaygaseni. The author more focus on the ‘wife’ Draupadi onvel as Krishnbhakth but didn’t attempt a mother Draupadi who gave birth to children from all her husbands. And the novel treats her as a human with jealousy for Subhadra, longing for Arjun. I do not feel it necessary to display my innumerable desires before my husbands.

The narration doesn’t absolutely do any justice to the title “Yajnaseni” which is supposed to mean born from fire or even the vibrant glowing cover. She lives with the afore-mentioned husband jagysaeni a nine-year-old son.


Secret code of Mahabharata The thought I got while reading the book not part of the book and it may be there earlier as well is that – the five Pandavas are five elements of human body. She is afraid of my anger.

Apr 20, beautywithbooks rated it really liked it Shelves: Finally, dharma was established on earth. Imagine then, my delight in coming across a novel in which Draupadi finally comes into her own.

It is the season for movies and magic and Manaswini Garimella makes a pitch for the much awaited Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in her review about the film [more]. I ended up being really angry with Yudhishthir at the end of the book!

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. A must read for anyone interested in Mahabharata.