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Draupadi: A Woman of Rare Love.
Draupadi: A Woman of Rare Love (2012)
  • Avinash Patra, Sr., University of Oxford
Abstract

Author: Avinash Patra, Sr. Contributed By: Vishnu Priya Devi Dasi Publisher: Oxford University Press Monthly Journal. England.(2012) To love Five men together, to play wife to them at the same time is a great and arduous task. This needs to be understood rightly. Love does not have much to do with persons; it is a state of mind. And love that is conï¬ned to a single person is a poor love. Let read into this question of love in depth on this article. As among men Krishna baffles our understanding, so does Draupadi among women. And how the critics look at Draupadi says more about the critics themselves than about Draupadi. What we see in others is only a reï¬ection; others only serve as mirrors to us. We see in others only that which we want to see; in fact, we see what we are. We do nothing but project ourselves on the world. It is difficult to understand Draupadi. But our difficulty does not come from this great woman, it really emanates from us. Our ideas and beliefs, our desires and hopes come in our way of understanding Draupadi.

Keywords
  • Religious & Philosophy
Publication Date
Spring February 1, 2012
Publisher Statement
This Article is about Draupadi:To love Five men together, to play wife to them at the same time is a great and arduous task. This needs to be understood rightly. Love does not have much to do with persons; it is a state of mind. And love that is conï¬ned to a single person is a poor love. Let read into this question of love in depth on this article.
Citation Information
Avinash Patra. "Draupadi: A Woman of Rare Love." Draupadi: A Woman of Rare Love Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/avinash_patra/1/