Draupadi Podcast 2
Draupadi was being humiliated , important men in the assembly hall were debating whether Duryodhana was right in humiliating or not. Her husband’s were wondering if they had any rights to intervene or not. Father Dhritarashtra was not sure if he needed to intervene or not. They were all strong, important and powerful people. Any one of them could have intervened, but did not. A public humiliations was on and nobody was willing to help.
It may seem obvious that it was wrong. Why were they all silent. It can never happen in modern times. Or, can it happen even now. I can tell you that it continues to happen even today. There are many examples, but one that has been in Indian media discussions is the practice of triple talk and halala, Men continue to debate, courts continue to deliberate and Parliament continues to discuss while women continue to live through this humiliating and unfair practice. There are many such examples that come up from time to time not only in India but around the entire world.
Women should embrace Draupadi, she questions when important decisions are taken about her without her consent and she is willing to take strong stand when the opportunity presents to her. She deserves to be the role model for modern women.
Then: A Public humiliation and insult of Draupadi was on while men were debating and deliberating.
Now: Unfair practice like triple talaq, halala and other women issues continue in the same land while men debate, courts deliberate and parliaments continue discussions. Women should embrace Draupadi; she questions when important decisions are taken about her without her consent and she is willing to take strong stand when the opportunity presents to her. She deserves to be the role model for modern women.