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Book Review: Ira Mukhoty’s ‘Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth and History’

By Karthik Venkatesh
Draupadi is anything but ideal. All fire and brimstone, she rages against the system that put her in terrible situations. Quite unlike Sita who accepts what comes her way with a meekness that is unnerving, Draupadi chooses to speak her mind. An observation that struck me with respect to Draupadi was that young girls are rarely named Draupadi.

Five Poems

By Karthik Venkatesh
Your faux rebellion
convinced no one.
Your social conscience
was a smokescreen
for your ideological vacuousness.