ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Draupadi’s Travels and Travails

Mahasweta Devi’s play Draupadi is an explicit challenge to a vision of statehood that a particular form of socially conservative patriarchal nationalism has long sought to claim. Placing itself within the narratives of exploitation of the lives in the margin and inverting the common practice of shaming and disciplining, this story inverts nakedness into a tool of defiance and resistance. 



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