MYTHOLOGIES AND HISTORY
It is fact that, mythologies constitute one of the ingredients of history, but not the only and wholly reliable source of our ancient history. The distinction between mythology and history is a major factor that cannot be ignored in modern historiography.
GITA MIRED IN DOUBT
Shrimadbhagavad Gita or simply ‘Gita’ is a part of the Bhishma Parva of Mahabharata. It has 18 chapters and over 700 slokas. The battle of Mahabharata, waged in Kurukshetra, forms the backdrop of the Gita. The battle was fought between the Kaurvas and the Padavas for the kingdom of Kuru. As the two armies come face to face, the valiant Pandava Arjun expresses his reluctance to join the battle saying that it would result in deaths of his dear ones.
POWER – MORE POWER NEED OF OUR TIMES
What is power?
The word “power” is associated with authority, clout or control, which generally means ability or capacity to act. It is generally associated with political power, which can be abused and can corrupt. Even so, it is desirable when we want as we do in the case of empowerment of women, so that with power, women can protect themselves and get their due place in the society.
BREAST – CLOTH STRUGGLES OF KERALA
Channar woman, acryllic on canvas, by Chitrakaran T. Murali, shows caste lords specifically Nair Pattalam / brigade and Savarna goons, violating the honor of Avarna woman in public
Dr. Ajay S.Sekher
S S University of Sanskrit, Kaladi, Kerala
As Ambedkar has rightly argued, there is a religious persecution angle on caste practices and untouchability. When brahmanical caste system and patriarchy were established in Kerala as religious norms by the 10th century, the Avarna or untouchables clung on to Buddhism and refused to submit to Brahmanism.
Centenary of justice party (1916-2016) 90th year of Self Respect Movement (1925-2015)
THE RAJA OF BOBBILI
Chief Minister of Madras Presidency (1932-36)
In this country where history and biography do not seem to be very important in the eyes of the people, the greatness of a towering personality of thought and action like the Raja Bobbili had not been so far shown the appreciation that it widely merited.