Demystifier: An ED Original where we take a complex topic but the content is written in such a way that it is knowledgeable and easy to comprehend at the same time.

Padmini was talked about ages ago, Padmavati is being talked about right now. For different reasons though.

While I wouldn’t like to comment on what’s going on in the country with the movie, it was the act of bravery and honour that made Rani Padmini stand out. The act being Johar/Jauhar or the mass immolation of about 12,000 women and children in the fort of Chittorgarh.

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What exactly is this tradition of Johar and why did Rajput women indulge in it, here’s a demystifier of the tradition where Rajput women chose honour over life:

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I hope you gained a little more clarity of the tradition of Johar. Now, that you know about it, what do you think about it?

Let us know in the comments below.

Picture Credits: Google Images

Design Credits: Yogita Rathore

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