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Draupadi having 5 husbands seems on the surface to be a case of progressiveness in our mythology. It is not so, though. Let me explain, why.
Take any religion, no matter what the tenets, women have always suffered. If religions are often at loggerheads about so many things, why do they all agree on controlling women?
Saraswathi Rajamani joined Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army at 16, as a spy, and has lived a sensational life that seems like fiction now. She passed away in January this year.
Maya Angelou’s poems were called the national anthems of the African American people. Her early life had a lot of horrifying elements, but she lived gracefully to the end.
Gauhar Jaan. The name conjures up almost mythical images of courtly splendour, Hindustani classical music, and gramophone records. Who was she, and what is her story?
The rising nationalism in the country is a pernicious problem, especially for women who suffer as soft targets, v/s patriotism that empowered them to step out and come into their own.
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