Helloooo! How’s the New Year been treating you people? Stressful and worrying times for sure. And the fictional world is my go to place for escape. So here I am with a short story (< 4000 words) written for Amazon’s ebook contest, pentopublish4.
The scene is of the Hastinapur’s royal court, where the Pandavas have lost everything in the infamous game of dice. Draupadi has been dragged into court, deshabille by her hair, to be humiliated and molested in full public view with the tacit consent of the venerated leaders of the Kuru clan. What if Draupadi took matters into her own hands and redirected the course of the timeless classic, the Mahabharata?
If you would like to know, please visit the Amazon Kindle store of your region, where Draupadi’s Shame: The Mahabharata Reimagined is available as an eBook only. I have scheduled the eBook to be available for free download for the 28th of February 2021. I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to download it and also read it! Perhaps also do your good deed of the day (and make my day!) by leaving a rating and a line or two conveying your thoughts and emotions on the story. Reader ratings and comments also contribute to the selection process.
Dahlia aka Mohua