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(Part 2 of 3)

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The drama “Prothom Partho” was written by Sri Buddhadev Bosu and is based on the “War of Kurukshetra”, fought between the Pandavas and Kauravas for the power of Hastinapur, as per the great epic Mahabharat.

Karno is the central character of the story. We also come across two old Brahmins, who act as the narrator during the course of the radio play. The other characters in this drama are – Kunti (mother of the Pandavas), Draupadi (wife of the Pandavas) and Krishna (a person with great political & analytical mind and a well wisher & good friend of the Pandavas).

For making the broadcast more interesting, the radio play has been segregated into 3 parts, where Kunti will feature in Part1, Draupadi in Part 2 and Krishna in Part 3.

Links to the three parts:


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The second part of the play starts as the afternoon is leading its way to the evening. In this part Draupadi, who is the wife of the Pandavas comes to the scene and tries to convince Karno either to join the Pandavas in the war, or to come out of it as a non-participant, as Karno is neither a Pandava or a Kaurava by birth. Obviously Draupadi was not aware of the fact that Karno is also a son of Kunti. The two old Brahmins also tried their best to make him understand. Initially Karno expressed his anger on Draupadi for the ill-treatment he received during Draupadi’s sayambar sabha (a gathering where the woman chooses her husband from the suitors present there). Karno then became emotional expressing his weakness towards Draupadi. But finally Draupadi fails to convince him to change sides or to withdraw from the war as Karno held firm.


  • 1st briddho : Sri Subho Basu
  • 2nd briddho : Sri Arnab Roy Choudhury
  • Karno : Sri Debashish Raychaudhuri
  • Draupadi : Smt Mousumi Sengupta