Feminist View of Mahabharat
We can see the oppression faced by Draupadi at various levels through out the novel.
If you want to interpret a social reality, then you have to rise above caste, creed, religion, region, race, sex and other demographic barriers. The first lessons of patriarchy are learnt in the family where the head of the family is a …show more content…
Here we can observe the dual standards of Draupadi. Draupadi knows that Bheema is in love with her. But she expects Arjun to fall in love with him. She wants to use Arjun’s love as a makeshift tool to pry her mind away from the thoughts of another man who is not her husband (Karna). Even though she is married to five husbands, she still pines for the love of another man.
And he is the same man who was insulted by Draupadi herself in front of the whole assembly of her suitors in her swayamvar, that too about his lineage and morality of his birth.
But conditions will force her to act against her will and take cruel decisions which bring grief to herself and her close ones. Nevertheless, She is not the only cause for the occurrence of the battle of Mahabharata.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a woman spurned. Drupadi had been humiliated and insulted in the presence of kings, courtiers and commoners after the dice game. As a princess of Panchal,