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‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

Growing up as a girl in the Vedic age is anything but easy—and even harder for the future Queen of Hastinapur, the kingdom of all kingdoms. She must contend with magic islands, difficult sages, calculating foster parents, sexual awakening and loneliness. Even when she is at the threshold of the capital, King Shantanu, smitten though…… Continue reading ‘Women in the Mahabharata existed only to propel the story forward for the men’

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‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil

‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil In 2008, Amruta Patil broke new ground in Indian English storytelling with her compelling graphic novel debut, Kari. Then in 2012, she uncovered Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean, a most exquisite retelling of the first book…… Continue reading ‘I write because I need to. I draw and paint as a means to an end’: Amruta Patil

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What if the Mahabharata had been live-tweeted? Here’s what your timeline might have looked like

Epic Retold, by Chindu Sreedharan #Mahabharata #Bhima #140Characters I wake to pain. My chest feels like it is in a giant fist. Iron fingers crush my ribs. I scream. Muddy water fills my mouth. I am drowning. My hands are tied behind me, my ankles bound tight. O Vaayu, is this the end of your son?…… Continue reading What if the Mahabharata had been live-tweeted? Here’s what your timeline might have looked like