The Mahabharata of Women (MOW), as the title suggests, is centred on women. The play brings to light important and secondary female characters of Mahabharata, the well-known Indian epic.
Three contemporary characters, Mother, Son, and Sister spend their evenings listening to stories narrated by Mother. Among these stories is the legend of the Young Woman, believed to be an ancestor of Mother, who was burned alive by her brothers to save the so called honour of the family. Before dying, Young Woman curses the male descendants of the family. Mother’s obsession with Young Woman’s curse, makes her fear Son’s destiny and above all, perceive all the women characters of the Mahabharata as various avatars of Young Woman.