62. Draupadi (Sanskrit Epics)

In today's episode, we talk about Draupadi from the Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata. We discuss her role in the famous epic, her multiple husbands and their relationships, and her importance today.


EDIT: In the original release of this episode, Zoe described the Bhagavad Gita as a literary poem. This is inaccurate, as the Bhagavad Gita is one of the most holy scriptures in Hinduism. We have since edited the episode to remove this inaccurate description of such an important text, and Zoe apologizes for their insufficient research and oversimplification on the subject.

This episode has a TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault.

Sources:

Wikipedia - Draupadi

Wikipedia - Mahabharata

“Why is Draupadi a Dangerous Woman” by Naomi Appleton

“Draupadi” by Mahasveta Devi, tr. Gayatri Chakravoty Spivak

“Draupadi - Dishonored, Yet Honorable” by Chaitanya Charan Das