As a child, I asked, why didn't Rama stand by his wife when there were aspersions cast on her by his people? Why didn't Sita's father, King Janak take his daughter back home? Why didn't Sita protest about this injustice?
Madri had said nothing. Was that when she had ceased to speak? And afterwards all her silences had been misinterpreted as consent?
I really wish you had fought back, Sita devi! I would really have been more proud of you, and maybe the condition of women in our country wouldn't have been so bad.
Agent Carter can often be seen knocking out the villains with a murderous punch or kick. She is quick on her feet, has nerves of steel, and is never flustered no matter what the situation.
In all this confusion, she had not even looked at the youthful bride, Draupadi. A hard look at her and her remorse hit her again.
In the patriarchal world of Indian mythology, women are supposed to obey, to follow rules, to yield to male control. The story of Ganga is the outlier.
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