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On the Mahābhārata: Tradition Versus Tension

For my course on the Mahābhārata, I read through two chapters of Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus. I was particularly intrigued by how she speaks of the various ideas within the  238 kata lagi

General Musings


I flew a kite today
after almost three decades.

As the fragile bamboo and paper
contraption caught the wind
and whirled and dipped ,
muscle memory… 120 kata lagi

The Kaunteyas.

The Kaunteyas by Madhavi S. Mahadevan

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the tale of Mahabharata retold from the viewpoint of Kunti, who I believe was the one who had the power to avert the great war but she couldn’t choose to do so.I now realize why !.At every point of the tale, she always chose the well-being of her family and her kingdom above her own life.Though she is very intelligent and witty and full of love and honor, she always did what a lady is advised and supposed to do since the day she is born.She had huge powers vested upon her but she was always bound to look beyond herself and chose not to utilize her power as a mother, as a queen or as a lady. 204 kata lagi

My Series

Folklore and Myth Thursday – Week 16 – P

In this week’s Folklore and Myth Thursday post I’m focusing on some figures beginning with the letter ‘p’. These include Phaethon, the Pleiades, Partholon, Patollo, Patrimpo, the Pandavas, the Pey, Pamalak Bagobo, and Polong. 791 kata lagi


On the Mahābhārata: Similar Material

If you have been following recent posts, you’ll know that many of my recent posts have considered the Mahābhārata and the Hebrew Bible in light of each other. 367 kata lagi

General Musings

On the Mahābhārata: History of Scholarship

Previously, I briefly discussed a few of my interests in reading the Mahābhārata. One of these was the potential to learn methods from the History of Religions. 396 kata lagi

Hebrew Bible

।। অচ্যুত : আমার চোখে ।। (২০১৩)

“ন মে পার্থাস্তি কর্তব্যং ত্রিষু লোকেষু কিঞ্চন ।

নানবাপ্তমবাপ্তব্যং বর্ত এব চ কর্মণি ।।”

(“পার্থ, ত্রিলোকে আমার কিছুই কর্তব্য নেই, অপ্রাপ্ত বা প্রাপ্তব্যও নেই, তথাপি আমি কর্মে নিযুক্ত আছি ।”)