One day Draupadi was basking in the sun. She wasn’t aware that this was the day which would change her entire life and, with her, the destiny of millions of people. In all ignorance of future events or even the present ones, Draupadi was busy daydreaming about the pleasant life she had been living.
As soon as she had just got herself engrossed into the page she was reading, Dushasana barges into her presence. She was outraged and questioned his boldness. He informed her about the dice game going on in condescending accents.
He informed her how her husband had staked and lost her and that she was no more than a slave to his brother and he had come to drag her to the court if she doesn’t come willingly. She was aghast at this disclosure and tried to reason with him but he started dragging her holding her hair.
And, took her to the court where she entreated all the people present in the court with her pleas and rants and everything she could muster as long as her pride would allow. But, Duryodhana asked Dushasana to disrobe Draupadi so that she could dress like a slave.
And, the first thought which entered her mind was “Shit! I wish I had opted for my hair removal. What will everyone think? A queen doesn’t even maintain herself!!”.