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Draupadi: Fire-Born Princess: Campfire Mythology Line (Campfire Graphic Novels)

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A mysterious prophecy resounds, and the bewitchingly beautiful princess Draupadi arises from the sacred fire in Panchala.

Draupadi the princess is in love with Arjuna, the Pandava prince. But fate weaves strange events, and Draupadi finds herself wedded to five men--Arjuna and his four Pandava brothers. Draupadi's life is complicated further by the Kauravas--her husbands' wicked cousins--who try everything in their power to harm her and the Pandavas. As the fiery princess Draupadi's terrible destiny begins to unfold, she goes from majestic queen with five warrior husbands to a poor servant girl. Evil waits around every corner and a terrible war looms overhead. Will the impulsive Draupadi brave the humiliation destiny has written for her? Will she lose everything she has loved?

Adapted from the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, this is the story of an astonishingly outspoken woman, who is abandoned at every turn, and forced to make the difficult choice between revenge and compassion.

Review:

"Extremely exotic in both art and outlook, this story from Indian mythology covers several generations of dark scheming and glorious deeds. After emerging full-grown from a fire ritual, the beautiful princess Draupadi is at the center of the action, since her five husbands, each of whom embodies a major heroic trait, are the victims of plots by envious relatives and evil courtiers. Her reaction to affronts is usually voluble outrage and this is understandable enough when, for example, one husband gambles away his freedom and she is ordered to disrobe before their enemies. The story insists that Draupadi later purifies herself of anger as she escapes attachment to the material world. Nagpal's script respects the character's dignity, and the art by Manu (with color by Pradeep Sherawat and Vijay Sharma) is elegant and stately. The book is fascinating, though Western readers may not draw as much inspiration from it as the creators intended." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Born in 1980 in Dubai, Saraswati Nagpal was an early reader. She wrote plays, stories, and poetry through high school and college. Also a keen student of Indian classical dance and music, Saraswati has been teaching young children for the past five years how to create their own stories through words, music, and movement. She is working hard at her dream of creating magical, enchanting stories for kids and adults.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789380741093
Author:
Nagpal, Saraswati
Publisher:
Campfire
Author:
Manu
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Campfire Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10.25 x 6.54 x 0.26 in 0.62 lb

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Product details 112 pages Campfire - English 9789380741093 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Extremely exotic in both art and outlook, this story from Indian mythology covers several generations of dark scheming and glorious deeds. After emerging full-grown from a fire ritual, the beautiful princess Draupadi is at the center of the action, since her five husbands, each of whom embodies a major heroic trait, are the victims of plots by envious relatives and evil courtiers. Her reaction to affronts is usually voluble outrage and this is understandable enough when, for example, one husband gambles away his freedom and she is ordered to disrobe before their enemies. The story insists that Draupadi later purifies herself of anger as she escapes attachment to the material world. Nagpal's script respects the character's dignity, and the art by Manu (with color by Pradeep Sherawat and Vijay Sharma) is elegant and stately. The book is fascinating, though Western readers may not draw as much inspiration from it as the creators intended." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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