Indian women writers are leading a step forward towards the fruitful outcome of their
thought process in Indian literature. Their innovative and imaginative works are
celebrated and appreciated across the globe. Among the contemporary fiction writings
from Orissa Yajnaseni-the story of Draupadi is one of the best known woman’s voices. The
writer Pratibha Ray beautifully examines the Mythological character Draupadi and draws
the verbal sketch of the heroine Draupadi’s sentiments and social evils prevailing in the
society in her novel. By showing Draupadi’s journey from her very birth from fire to death
on the Himalaya, the writer come with humanitarian approach towards the most
misunderstood woman character of the Mahabharata Draupadi. The writer gives her
honour which Draupadi deserves by becoming a strong thread of binding all five Pandavas
together in one beautiful garland of relationship. Yajnaseni stands as a concrete example of
socio-historical reality. Through the help of mythological character Draupadi Pratibhaji
become successful to expose woman’s consciousness and psycho-storms which she holds
since many years together. She reconstructs and revisions Draupadi’s character in her own
way different from the actual epic character.
humanitarian, sentiments, reconstructs, revision, women’s consciousness. * Author for correspondence
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