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દ્રૌપદી (Draupadi)


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Gujarati Novel based on Draupadi

ISBN-13 9788179971228ISBN-10 -Pages 259 Publication Date
Author Jaya Mehta Pratibha Ray Publisher Image Publications Language Gujarati Category Religious FormatPhysical
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    Kim "Kim"

    May 22, 2011

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    The story of Draupadi

    This is a translation of the work of Oriya writer Pratibha Ray on the story of Draupadi. This tale portrays Draupadi in a completely different light from Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Draupadi, in Palace of IllusionsI feel this book has lost a lot in the translation. The first half of the book was very diffcult to get through. The language is clunky and for someone unfamiliar with the multiple names for Arjuna, Krishna, Yudhishtir and Draupadi, the characters can be extremely confusing.The translator Pradip Bhattacharya, is an IAS officer and the text of the first half is very heavy with convoluted sentences which made me feel like I was reading a bureacuratic report. It takes until the second half, for Bhattacharyato get into his groove and start writing a bit more naturally which really helps the story flow more smoothly.Pratibha's Draupadi/Yajnaseni/Krishnaa is a woman trapped by circumstances. First having given her heart to Krishna (then told by...

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