Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Draupadi’: The Symbolism of a Name

'Draupadi' is a short story written by Mahasweta Devi. It takes us into the life of Dopdi Mejhen. She is described in the first few lines of the short story as "Name Dopdi Mejhen, age twenty-seven, husband Dulna Majhi (deceased), domicile Cherakhan, Bankrajharh, information whether dead or alive and/or assistance in arrest, one hundred rupees … Continue reading Mahasweta Devi’s ‘Draupadi’: The Symbolism of a Name


Language is the much underrated and unappreciated creation that carries the world on its shoulders. Why did I say that sentence? How does language carry the world on its shoulders? How is it underrated and unappreciated? Why is the fact that it is a 'creation' important? The answers to the first few questions are very … Continue reading Language