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.
Though I have always been a fan of mythology, I often wondered if the plight of women has changed since then. And I ask, what about her?
Anasuya’s story makes me wonder – should successful women who toe the patriarchal line be celebrated as 'feminist' even if they are empowered?
There is an inexplicable void inside me. I feel like a pawn of the universe. But I guess I am. My entire life has been an indication of that.
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