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I Am Shikhandi, The Queer Warrior Who Found A Purpose

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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Does Ram Deserve Sita’s Love As An Inconsiderate Husband While Being A Good King?
The Forest of Enchantments

Sita's voice comes across in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Forest of Enchantments, and asks - Sita's love for Ram was all encompassing, so why did she come only second for him?

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Shanta’s Story From The Ramayana Shows That A Woman Is Valued Only For Her ‘Sacrifices’
sister of Rama Shanta's story

In the Ramayana, the story of the sister of Rama Shanta plays a silent, but pivotal role. Like many women today, however, she was valued only for her ‘usefulness'.

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I Am Ahalya, And In A Parallel Universe, This Would Be My Choice
Ahalya

I supress the anger rising inside me. An outburst of my fury would mean I am culpable. And I refuse to take the blame on my shoulders.

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Despite All She Did For Them, Why Is Hidimbi Not Respected As The 1st Pandava Queen?
Hidimbi

Hidimbi. A powerful woman, the first Pandava wife, who raised a mighty son as a single mom, yet sidelined in the Mahabharata. Because she was a rakshasi, not upper caste enough?

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Draupathi, The Least Celebrated Feminist From Indian History

In a patriarchal world, Draupathi stood her ground whenever she felt wronged, and her resilience helped her cope with the abuse she faced. 

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