Long Reads

Sāṅkhya: A Brief Critique

The classical Sāṅkhya contains several contradictions both in the epistemological and in the ontological sphere, despite the claim of its followers that it is a rational system

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The Practice Of Nose-Cutting In The Ancient World

Śūrpaṇakhā’s nose was cut off by Lakṣmaṇa as a merciful option when she made an attempt on Sītā’s life. That was the prevalent norm – in India and across the world. Had she been a man, he could have killed her.