While ‘woman and war’ has been a central plot of their stories casting Draupadi and Seeta as main female protagonists, we can map many supportive female characters in both the stories for their stunning similarities yet intriguing differences.
Children of the contiguous plains of Bengal have grown up wrapped in the comforts of the humble kantha. The kantha is embroidered by hand, sewn from discarded rags, cast off dhotis and sarees into cotton quilts.
Kuttykkunhu Thangkachi, as the first dramatist and first-known female music composer from Kerala, leads the list of a generation of privileged women contributing to the traditional genres of Malayalam literature in the nineteenth century. Sahapedia explores her life and works.