Posted: 05 May 2011 at 10:17pm | IP Logged
I liked that original article - wasn't remotely offended. I actually agree w/ it as well. Granted, Rama was no pushover nor was Krishna insensitive, but there are occasions when hard truths need to be told, and I guess the authors composed it to be this way.
I think another worthy idea would have been Rama and Sita on the throne in Ayodhya (or Mathura), and having as his courtiers not only Lakshman, Bharat, Sumantra, Guha, et al, but also Krishna, Balaram, Satyaki, Yudhisthir, Karna, Bhima, Arjun, et al there. A good convo here would have been Rama trying to lay down what an ideal marriage should be, while Krishna returns to him after his conquest of Narakasura, and them discussing his marriage to Narakasura's 16,100 wives, and whether that was the best thing for them or not. Rama & Krishna can then have a long exchange about the pros & cons of polygamy
and have everyone else, including the womenfolk - Sita, Satyabhama, Rukmini, Draupadi, Radha, et al join in.
Or Rama trying to oversee the differences b/w the Vrishnis and the Andhakas - and having the advantage of being neither. Discuss w/ Krishna the concept of 'Conflict of interests'. Then the question of Sita's exile comes up, and Krishna tells Rama that he can't be the one ruling on that, since he has a conflict of interests, and won't come out of it looking unbiased. Then Krishna comes up w/ a decision/solution that both Rama/Sita and the citizens have to accept. Or better still, let Krishna tackle the whole concept of creating a utopian society where each and every citizen
has to be happy.
Edited by _Vrish_ - 05 May 2011 at 10:24pm