Draupadi

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"Draupadi has five husbands - but she has none -
She had five sons - and was never a mother …
The pandavas have given Draupadi …
No joy, no sense of victory
No honour as wife
No respect as mother -
Only the status of a Queen …
But they all have gone
And I'm left with … (read more)

"Draupadi has five husbands - but she has none -
She had five sons - and was never a mother …
The pandavas have given Draupadi …
No joy, no sense of victory
No honour as wife
No respect as mother -
Only the status of a Queen …
But they all have gone
And I'm left with a lifeless jewel
And an empty crown …
My baffled motherhood
Wrings its hands and strives to weep".

~Amrita Syam


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Arijanit Roci
2020/11/02

Wonderful painting and great poem. I will check Amrita's stuff out as well !

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/11/02

Thank you ! This one is called Kurukshetra.

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Gala Mirissa
2020/11/02

ohhh I love it!

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/11/02

Thank you Gala!

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George Boya
2020/11/06

Love her determined expression and the chess piece, really symbolic portrait:)

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/11/19

Thank you George !

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Gerdana Neis
2020/12/09

Mahabharata,,, I was read)

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/12/10

Have you read it ?

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Gerdana Neis
2020/12/10

Yes!
I was like it!
It looks like a fairy tale, with traditions, religion and folk customs of India)))

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Gerdana Neis
2020/12/10

I rememder...
When the oldest of the Pandavas lost to Draupadi at dice, she was protected by the god Krishna.

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/12/10

yes !! Mahabharata is one of the epics...I feel it is more representative of real life than any other.

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2020/12/10

I thought of putting a dice in there .. but the chess piece felt more right ...

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Gerdana Neis
2020/12/10

Yes, it looks better)

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...... a 'Queen' among women indeed! Beautifully done Indrani....... more of this please!! 💜

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Indrani Mitra
(creator)
2021/02/22

Thank you :)

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