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The Rajputs who were so agitated about the Padmavat film see Padmavati as the ideal woman, symbolising the devotion of a wife. But many women today will see the sati not as an act of devotion but as an act enforced on the two wives by a rigidly patriarchal culture(Screenshot: Padmaavat)

OPINION | Why Padmavat should be named India’s national epic

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 12:07 PM IST
At the start of this election year I would like to propose the Sufi Poet Jayasi’s epic Padmavat for national status
Author Sutapa Basu’s latest, Padmavati: The Queen Tells Her Own Story, revolves around the life of Queen Padmini.
Author Sutapa Basu’s latest, Padmavati: The Queen Tells Her Own Story, revolves around the life of Queen Padmini.

Author Sutapa Basu’s retelling of Queen Padmini’s tale is a riveting read

Hindustan Times | By Himika Chaudhuri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 02:18 PM IST
Padmini, The Queen Tells Her Own Story, shows Basu’s superb skill as a writer. The story unfolds as a journalist goes unearthing what really happened in Chittor to lead women to end their lives in Jauhar.
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