Monthly Archives: November 2010

Prehistory and Eliot’s Prufrock


       I don’t know why this part-stanza from Eliot’s Prufrock makes me think of prehistory?                         Let us go, then you and I,                     When the evening is spread out against the sky                     Like a … Continue reading

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Law Codes or what Manu told the Hindus how to treat their Women


  The 9th century (CE) Indian ascetic, Udayan from Kerala proposed an interesting theory about the existence of God. He said that the sun and moon follows a pattern, which is almost a law.  So, a law has to be … Continue reading

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Slavery or What Happens to a Dream Deferred


Slavery or What Happens to a Dream Deferred   In this era of heightened awareness of human rights, the title looks like a blasphemy, but bitter truth is often more repugnant than fiction. For instance, presently, a slave costs 1/38th … Continue reading

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