World Mythology

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What Is ‘Indianisation’ Of Education?

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What we choose to teach our children reveals our prejudices and our hierarchies: it shows us up - what we consider to be true and worthy knowledge and what we dismiss as irrelevant and false - whether we are parochial, global or cosmic in outlook.

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Mother Brahmi

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When I hear stories of how Ganesha acted as a scribe and wrote down the Mahabharata dictated by Vyasa or how Hanuman wrote his Ramayana on leaves, or the name of Rama on the rocks used to build the bridge to Lanka, I wonder what script they used?

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Cradle of Monotheism

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When empires came into being, emperors believed their god was the greater god, and he was the chosen man, and his people were the chosen people.

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Dark Clouds Looming

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The darkness was associated with the forest and fairness with the rain, darkness with wilderness and fairness with civilization. One was not better than the other. Both were needed for the circle of life.

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The Hijra Legacy

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The Supreme Court of India has finally recognised hijras as the third gender. This must be seen as a victory of ‘Indian culture’.

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That Delightful Honeymoon

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In the mouths of political celibates, the word ‘honeymoon’ can become vulgar. But the word itself is full of tenderness, anxieties and aspirations of newly weds.

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