Shaiva Agama-s are said to have originated from the five faces of Shiva to establish the four Purushartha-s, that is goals of human pursuit, namely Dharma, Artha, Kaam and Moksha
Jayaraman Mahadevan’s book of poems, “Unnamya Drstam” is simply brilliant. The first thing that strikes the reader is the friendly, easy-to-understand manner in which it is arranged.
The novel begins as a search light in the forest of the Epic. It ends as a beautiful lamp at its feet, and it is Rukmini who takes us through this journey.
For the people who loved history during school but went on to different fields, this book is a beautiful gift to self.
Deepak MR reviews The Rise of Dharma, a retelling of the Mahabharata from Yudhishtira’s perspective.
A review of the Mahasamar series, books by Narendra Kohli in Hindi about episodes of the Mahabharata.
Review of Devayani, by Manjula Tekal, a book about love, betrayal, jealousy and the human psyche.
‘Debating the Post Condition in India’ is distilled wisdom of a lifetime of effort to understand east-west ideologies, which even though not always in harmony with each other should not be examined in isolation, but instead, studied in juxtaposition and context.
In the book, Roushan recalls his experiences as a journalist, an entrepreneur, and a combination of both. He, a ‘Congressi Hindu’ in his own terms, narrates how he transitioned from an apolitical guy to a libertarian one to an assertive Hindu.
Ashay Naik’s book, “Natural Enmity – Reflections on the Niti and Rasa of the Pancatantra [Book 1]”, is a fascinating and scholarly commentary on perhaps the most famous of all animal-tale anthologies.