“Draupadi is the most complex and controversial female character in Hindu literature. On one hand, she could be womanly, compassionate and generous and on the other, she could wreak havoc on those who did her wrong. If the Mahabharata is an intricately woven saga of hatred and love, bloodshed and noble thoughts, courage and cowardice, beauty and gentleness, victory and defeat, then Draupadi is its shining jewel, casting the shadow of her towering personality over the epic poem and the all-destroying war it describes.”
A single post is very tiny an attempt to explore the vastness of the character that Draupadi was. Read Odia author Prativa Ray’s ‘Yagyaseni’ (The One who rose from fire), translated to English version is available, or Chitra Devakaruni Banerjee’s ‘The Palace of Illusions’ to know Draupadi’s perspective of the entire tale.