If the jungles of Dandakaranya are seen as a character in the movie, it is fair to aver that democracy in the jungle has to follow the rules of ecology, local knowledge and custom.
Bhojpuri folksongs have evocatively captured how the lives of women are unevenly spread across two homes – naihar (natal) and sasural (that of the in-laws).
Our epics teach us to discriminate against disabled people by portraying them negatively and telling us their condition is because of sins committed in past lives.
An excerpt from Arshia Sattar’s Ramayana for Children.
The states have political necessities that may not concur with the conscience of their people – a disconnect reflected in the constitutive character of the SAARC.
Volga’s The Liberation of Sita is not a Ramayana of war and rivalry, but a re-envisioning of the epic through Sita’s eyes.
The central government’s attempt at Sanskritisation tries to subjugate non-Hindi speakers and take the country back to pre-modern days.
As Hindu mythology’s influence spans from Hollywood superheroes to Indian cinema, questions of cultural adaptation and appropriation abound
Professor B.P. Mahesh Guru’s bail plea was rejected by the court.
Bilateral cooperation between the two countries, which have civilisational links, can be increased in several areas.
Some essential wisdom on the danger of taking scripture too literally.
Hindu chauvinists force Muslim columnist to end Ramayana column MM Bashir a columnist for the Kerala daily Mathrubhumi was forced to stop writing a column on the Ramayana after receiving a repeated set of threatening phone calls. The reason for these calls was because he was a Muslim writing […]