The wife of Dhritrashtra, the blind king of Hastinapura, and the mother of a hundred sons, the Kauravas, Gandhari is a prominent character in the Hindu epic the Mahabharata.
Gandhari is regarded as an epitome of virtue, and is among the most respected moral forces in the epic. After her marriage to a blind King she resolved to spend the remainder of her life as a blind woman herself, in order to share the debility and pain of her husband. For the rest of her life, she kept a cloth tied to her eyes and thus deprived herself of the power of sight.
She was an ill-fated women as she had to witness the death of all her hundred sons during the Great War between them and their cousins; she then retired with her husband to spend her last days in a forest hermitage.
DC Books published the title Gandhari retold by Dr. P.K.Chandran under its imprint –Mambazham.