Lesson No 11
Empowering the women and taking their opinion in decision making brings a balance to a camp. It combines harmony and sustenance with aggression and dominance.
Pandavas had a major female influence in their camp. They had tremendous respect for their mother Kunti's word which made them marry the same woman Draupadi. Draupadi was also a part of their decision making process at every step. Theirs was a matriarchal set up.
Kauravas had a patriarchal set up. Dhritrashtra, Shakuni, Drona, Duryodhana took the decision themselves. Gandhari was a non entity in the Kauravas camp.