President to release Veerappa Moily’s book

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New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moilys book, “The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi,” will be released by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday.

The book traces the life and journey of Draupadi from her birth from the sacrificial fire — whereupon she was named ‘Yagnaseni’ — to her marriage to the five Pandav brothers, to losing her fortune and honour to the Kauravas in a gamble, the deep friendship she forged with Lord Krishna and finally the culmination of the great battle of Kurukshetra.

The high-profile Congress leader has written extensively in both Kannada and English. His most ambitious work till date is the epic “Shree Ramayana Mahaveshanam”, which received the prestigious Moortidevi Award of the Bhartiya Jnanpith.

In “The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi,” the protagonist emerges as a strong female character that ultimately brought to retribution all those who had done injustice to her.

Published by Rupa, the book will be launched at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.

–IANS

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