Abstract: Indian mythology abounds in female personalities who have become household words.They range from the Upanishadic literature right down to Puranas. This report focuses on some of these outstanding women from the great epic Mahabharata.
The following personalities were chosen for the study:
These women represent certain outstanding characteristics which have fascinated Indians for several millennia. Oflate they have also attracted the attention of Western scholars.
This report is an attempt to analyze their lives briefly so that one can not only appreciate their courage but also learn lessons from them.
socanta jamayo yatra vinasyatyasu tatkulam|
na socanta tu yatraita vardhate taddhi sarvada||
"Where the women lives in grief, the whole family perishes soon; but that family where they are not unhappy prospers ever".
- MANUSMRTI 3.57