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Ramya V

@Ramya
 · 1mo ago · 1:58
A Conversation with Koral Dasgupta, Author of the Sati Series.

"…And taking on this intricate task, coral unravels the strands of the apathy story that is at the heart of our culture and mythology. Hello Coral. Thank you so much for joining me in this conversation. Congratulations on the launch of Dropped the. I'm really looking forward to reading the book soon. I would like to start off our conversation by asking you something about the Sapi series. So what really sparked the idea behind the Panchanya series?…"

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Koral Dasgupta

@KoralDasgupta01
 · 1mo ago · 4:58

"…Everything happens for a reason. And that reason is very much within this world. And magic is not fluke. It is not that you put your hand in the air and breakfast. There has to be some kind of extra gravitation that comes. So I had that kind of scientific question attached to the magic and methodology that I read. Now, if you look at Panchkania, you see, when I was growing up, I read Rahalia's story or I heard them from my elders.…"

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Ramya V

@Ramya
 · 1mo ago · 0:49

"…Thank you so much for that insight. Koral. So, yes, Ahalya is the first book of the series, and most of us are familiar with the tragic story of Ahalia, where the victim ends up getting punished instead of the perpetrator. But there is also a school of thought that says that Ahalia, gifted with all her beauty and intelligence, was aware of the deception by indra and knowingly indulged in an act of infidelity. But she also had the grace to admit her mistake and accept her punishment.…"

Koral Dasgupta

@KoralDasgupta01
 · 1mo ago · 4:58

"…And people still find faults in them and tell them that they are not entitled even to that small space. And the story of every such woman is the story of Ahalia.…"

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Ramya V

@Ramya
 · 1mo ago · 0:57

"…Why do you think that this is so? And how can this be possibly interpreted in the present day context? I would really love to hear your take on this.…"

On Draupadi..

Koral Dasgupta

@KoralDasgupta01
 · 1mo ago · 4:59

"…Krishna is that inner God who is always there with you. You just have to realize that the entire strength is within you and it is up to you to discard everything else and fall back on the weapon that rests inside you, which is your Divine Wisdom. So how Krishna features as Properties Divine Wisdom and how that scene shapes up that has been defined or elaborated further in the book. That how that Divine Wisdom helps her to protect her modesty. Just the words that you have used.…"

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Ramya V

@Ramya
 · 1mo ago · 0:29

"…Thanks for sharing that. Coral, I'm not sure how far you are into writing the remaining two books of the Satisfies, but I would really like to know who among these five iconic women is closest to your heart and who stole has resonated the most with you. I know it's like asking you to choose from your babies, but yeah, I'm really curious.…"

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Koral Dasgupta

@KoralDasgupta01
 · 1mo ago · 4:43

"…Thank you, Ramya. Yes, it is difficult to choose because every time one of the books come up, it feels I mean, I feel very exhausted with the constant, with enormous kind of thinking that goes behind creating these books. But it also feels beautiful, very satisfying. You can just kind of lie down and you feel that your head is heavier, but you have achieved something.…"

@Ramya

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Swell Team

@Swell
 · now · 0:15

Ramya V

@Ramya
 · 1mo ago · 0:44

"…Thank you, Koral, for this singularly insightful conversation and for giving us a glimpse into what went behind the Satisfies. I think it's absolutely important for us all to get to hear about the stories of the these timeless yet contemporary heroines from our ancient texts. Loved having this chat with you and would definitely want to have you back on for more such conversations. I'm going to be linking the Amazon link to the book for our listeners to check out. Thanks again.…"

Draupadi: The Sati Series III https://amzn.eu/d/3INUwCD

Koral Dasgupta

@KoralDasgupta01
 · 1mo ago · 0:13

"…Thank you so much. Ramya, it was wonderful talking to you. And I wish teams welcomed all the very best. It was a wonderful experience using your app.…"

@Ramya

 

 
 
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