WATCH: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala confuses goddess Sita with Draupadi
Surjewala, who is a Congress spokesperson and a Rajya Sabha candidate from Rajasthan, referred to the goddess Sita of the Ramayana while mentioning an episode related to Draupadi in the Mahabharata
Delhi University academic council drops Mahasweta Devi's 'Draupadi' from English (Hons) curriculum
Two Dalit authors Bama and Sukirtharani have also been removed “arbitrarily” by the council, according to an AC member
In conversation with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: The bestselling author on new book The Last Queen, and her craft
In Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's latest book, the forgotten story of Rani Jindan Kaur comes to life.
Deepika Padukone confirmed to play Draupadi in upcoming film Mahabharata; first part will release on Diwali 2021
Deepika Padukone has announced that her next project will be based on Mahabharata, but from the perspective of Draupadi
Mythology for the Millennial: On the absurdity around karwa chauth, and blaming women for every wrong
Karwa chauth is sanctioned romance, a way for a woman to be the centre of attention in a way that she is not on every other day of her life.
Shivaji Sawant’s Mrityunjay illumines mind of Mahabharata's Karna, at the point of his moral faltering
It was only on reading Shivaji Sawant’s Mrityunjay that I felt an author had got into the mindscape of Karna, a hugely complex character
An Idea Eternal: The Billion Interpretations of Draupadi
Her character was shaped on the anvil of dharma by kings and rishis, executed by lesser men, honed by desire, and cheated by her own
Contemporary literature's feminist transformation: Women from history are finding better representation
Historical and mythological literature have swerved towards female protagonists, with authors giving them interesting twists and disrupting beliefs both traditional and religious, and sometimes, even historically documented facts
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on Forest of Enchantments, timeless epics, comparisons between Sita and Draupadi
If symbolically, Sita, being the daughter of the earth, is in tune with the power of nature, then Ram embodies the laws of the city or civilization, everything that opposes Sita’s power — natural, emotional and free flowing
Deepika Padukone reportedly turns down Draupadi's role in Aamir Khan's Mahabharat
Reportedly, Deepika Padukone has been quite selective about her roles in the recent past despite most producers being keen to work with the actress.
Shilpa Shetty to make her radio debut; will narrate Mahabharata through the voice of Draupadi
Shilpa Shetty was introduced to B R Chopra's Mahabharata as an eight year old child by her mother who had wept throughout the vastraharan scene
Oh Nari, So Sanskari: A modern take on Indian feminism with Draupadi, Kunti and Gandhari
Oh Nari, So Sanskari! is a zine that features Draupadi, Kunti and Gandhari talking about issues modern women face — right from body shaming to the emphasis on virginity — created by artist Annushka Hardikar
Yogi Adityanath's Draupadi comment on triple talaq reflects Modi's stance on issue
Yogi Adityanath's advocacy against triple talaq came just a day after Narendra Modi touched upon the subject at BJP's National Executive meet in Bhubaneswar
PIL filed against Kamal Haasan by religious group for 'anti-Hindu' remark on Mahabharata
Kamal Haasan had questioned why India revers the Mahabharata, a book in which Draupadi was objectified and the Pandvas gambled with her.
Why Kejriwal isn't Krishna and Modi not Arjuna of Mahabharata 2013
If there is one lesson from 2013, it is that the voice of the people has descended to destroy the rule of adharma. This won’t be the last time it happens. Modi and Kejriwal shouldn’t forget this.