Javier Travis is writing a book on the life of Vashti – considered one of the first major feminist figures, an ideal and hero for the modern feminists. Angie is writing in her book that Vashti was the daughter of a rich Sindhi Brahmin who was popular in her own and nearby villages for her beauty and charm. A greedy Sindhi trader who used to regularly deal with the Kingdom of Persia once told Xerxes 1 about the beauty and charm of the teenage Vashti. Xerxes 1 after hearing this couldn’t resist and went to the Sindh himself and made an offer to Vashti’s father and offered him a lot of gold in exchange for his daughter. Vashti’s father didn’t want the gold but he feared the life of his own and that of his people so he had no option other than saying ‘Yes’ to Xerxes 1.
Javier writes that Vashti was always a rebellious woman and she didn’t agree with everything that Xerxes said. He also writes that the North-Indian term ‘Gashti’ which means prostitute has something to do with Vashti’s one and only sister of the name – Gashti. Javier suspects that Gashti was probably sold to the pimps of Sindhi after Vashti showed her rebellion to Xerxes 1 all the time or perhaps she refused to marry Xerxes 1 after he had a glimpse of her and wanted her to be a part of his harem, then Xerxes 1 captured her and made her a prostitute of Iran or captured her and sold her to the local pimps of Sindh.
Javier got the idea of writing a book on Vashti while he was folding the Origami Christmas with her nephews and listening to his story in his Bluetooth headphones.