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Irawati Karve's 'Lady Pundit'

“Go into the assembly and ask if Dharmaraja had become a slave before he staked me.”

– Irawati Karve, Draupadi: Introduction, Yuganta

Irawati Karve’s Draupadi in… 574 more words


Gregory of Nyssa on "Intelligent Design"

Gregory of Nyssa was a bishop of the Church who lived in the 4th century. I am particularly fond of him because in addition to being an ardent defender of the orthodox faith, he also was a mystic who cherished supernatural encounters with the living God. 387 more words


Star-crossed lovers

Willum Shake was the first cousin of Milk Shake, the owner of a Diner.  Willum was a frequent visitor to his cousin’s establishment and regularly sat in the furthest corner where he had a good view of all the other tables.  137 more words


Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Published in: 1719
Edition read: E-book

Book Description:
The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a desert island. In his journal he chronicles his daily battle to stay alive, as he conquers isolation, fashions shelter and clothes, first encounters another human being and fights off cannibals and mutineers. 500 more words

Historical Fiction

Bhagya and Moira: Role of the gods in Homer's Iliad

William Smith, Ed. in A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology explains ‘Moira’ as signifying “a share,” and as a personification “the deity who assigns to every man his fate or his share,” or the Fates. 1,716 more words

Vidisha Khiatan

The breakup

It is not you, it is me…

it is not the words you use, nor the overly fastidious way in which every action is depicted, or the fact that no matter how much I try, the story is just NOT grabbing at me. 222 more words

Book Choice

What did classical literature ever do for you?

This is a follow on from a guest blog post by Mariella Hunt over on www.brettmichaelorr.com about Classical Literature. I had some subsequent conversation with the two of them on on the subject via Twitter and it got me thinking a few things. 546 more words

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