A woman’s greatness is measured by the ‘sacrifices’ she makes. Has much changed?
As Women’s Day approaches, these unasked questions trouble me…
A question I have asked myself
Did you not have the option
To leave the kingdom to your brothers
And come with me?
You left the kingdom to them once before
Oh, I remember!
That was your duty to your father.
Duty to a wife
Obviously does not come
Above duty to a kingdom.
You vowed you loved me
But you knew you were never coming back
And you went ahead and married so many women
Did you ever look back?
You fought for me and won me
But you didn’t utter a word
And went out of your way to not show special love for me
And why did I, such a confident princess
With a powerful father,
Was it that you felt inferior to me
And you wanted to prove you were powerful
By your treatment of me?
And I had to keep
Sati always hovered over my head
PS: Picture is the cover of DURYODHANA, By V. Raghunathan. Harper Collins. Illustrator: Nilofer Suleman