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ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Ritusamhara, Erotic poems, Sanskrit literature, Kalidasa

Our erotic poetry was always more than just sex

Translator AND Haksar on Sanskrit poetry, why Kalidasa is more than the Shakespeare of India, and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  6-minute read
Sanskrit literature, Sanskrit

Living on the edge: Marginalia in Sanskrit manuscripts

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

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit?  |  7-minute read
Mahabharata, Sanskrit literature

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.

LIFE

 |  Commonsense Karma  |  5-minute read
Vedas, Sanskrit literature

Sanskrit literature was as good as internet for ancient India

A human lifetime is insufficient to read them all even if that was the only thing we did.