The practice is believed to have descended from their ancestors who had earlier settled down in the plains from Himalayas. American Journal of Sociology. Top down, from left to right: the twins Nakula and Sahadeva stand either side of the throne on which Yudhishthira and Draupadi sit between Bhima and Arjuna. University of Chicago Press. Card Photography Songs Websites. Polyandry in India refers to the practice of polyandry , whereby a woman has two or more husbands at the same time, either historically on the Indian subcontinent or currently in the country of India.