Kunthi - A Mother's Plight
“Kunti- A Mother’s Plight” is a Dance-Drama production by Pallavi Krishnan. Kunti, the epochal woman from the Mahabharat, is a metaphor for every other woman living in a society of stigmas. Kunti’s innocent, well-mannered childhood transforms into a phase of curiosity and spirit of adolescence and then to the trials and tribulations of motherhood, a complete metamorphosis. Kunti, the daughter of King Surasena and the foster child of Bhojraj, was blessed by sage Durvasa. Who bestowed upon her the boon Devahuti- the ability to summon the God of her choice who would bless her with a son. One morning with the curiosity of an adolescent, she decided to summon Surya. Who blessed her with a son-Karna. Kunti places Karna on a raft and sets him afloat in the river to escape the shame of being an unwed mother. She later becomes the faithful consort of King Pandu and the dutiful mother of the Pancha Pandavas. Karna was found by the childless charioteer Adhirath, and his wife Radha raised him as Radheya.