Because she is the only flawed and non-ideal character in this list and yet she's the epitome of a woman's form as 'Shakti'. Though tolerance and forgiveness is a virtue, but tolerance of injustice is sheer weakness, not virtue. Draupadi, in my opinion, is one of those few woman who never had this weakness, nor did she consider herself weaker than the mightiest men of her time and went on to fight for her own honour and that of others and brought about the demise of Adharma. And also because she was always a rebel (like me
), and would not hesitate even if she has to chide her husbands or elders for their highhandedness.
When Arjun asked Draupadi, 'What are you doing in this Kurukshetra? Its not a place for women
", I loved this reply of Draupadi (from Mahabharat) :"Main swayam hi apni sena hu, aur swayam hi apni senapati. Aur mere yeh kesh mere shastr hai"
Edited by Darklord_Rehan - 28 May 2011 at 7:57am