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Rohini Bakshi

Rohini Bakshi

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Sanskrit junkie&founder #SanskritAppreciationHour.Indian Army.Womens' Empowerment.Justice for #1984.Devout Hindu.Egalitarian.Liberal.

By Rohini Bakshi

Re-examining ways to ‘know’ the Mahābhārata: Indology and beyond

Indic Academy is organising a course at IGNCA, New Delhi later this month which challenges existing beliefs.

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Looking for ancient manuscripts in India: Where to begin?

'In India, we don't care about history, because we have too much of it.'

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Living on the edge: Marginalia in Sanskrit manuscripts

A SOAS Sanskrit Reading Room offering, rich with information and a sense of history and gravity.

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Why Sanskrit love poetry is worth immersing yourself in

Meghadūta is the earliest work that has survived to our times, but the idea of a love messenger is quite ancient.

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My tribute to Acharya Ramanuja Devanathan, a Sanskrit scholar like no other

While I was in awe of @iksusara's scholarship, I will remember him more for his outlook, his attitude and his intellectual generosity.

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Why are women not allowed to chant or study the Vedas?

I am being taught to recite and chant by a pandit who is only interested in my commitment.

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Did Indian women have equal education opportunity (according to Vedas)?

Since the early Vedic time, things seem to have got progressively worse for girls.

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Students won't suffer if India revives ancient mental learning technique

Avadhāni can compose poetry, while solving a mathematical puzzle, answering riddles and playing chess – all simultaneously.

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Could women in ancient India really choose their grooms?

It's nice to romanticise svayaṃvara, but it is just as important to view it critically.

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Why chandas is the centre of Sanskrit literature

Importantly, it is not about the tune, but the meter.

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