Padmavati and the Unsung Heroines of Indian History

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Padmavati and the Unsung Heroines of Indian History

Illustration: Sushant Ahire/Arré

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elling Padmavati’s story has been one of the most incredibly special experiences of my life.

The writing and research for my book, Rani Padmavati: The Burning Queen was an arduous process that revealed some uncomfortable truths regarding patriarchal notions about womanly virtue, which unfortunately haven’t changed much even as we’ve gone forward in time.

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