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The Mahabharata: Mewari Miniature Paintings(4 Vol-Set)
Allah Baksh, Chandra Prakash Deval, Alok Bhalla
Allah Baksh’s magnificent miniature paintings of Vyasa’s great epic, the Mahabharata, were commissioned by Udaipur’s Maharana Jai Singh and painted between 1680 and 1698. The selection of nearly 2000 paintings, published in four volumes, is from a folio of more than 4000 extant works illuminating the Mahabharata. The fifth volume of 500 paintings devoted to the Gita, has already been published.
Black Coffee In A Coconut Shell: Caste As Lived Experience
Caste, as it is experienced in everyday life, is the pièce de résistance of this book. Thirty-two voices narrate how from childhood to adulthood, caste intruded upon their lives—food, clothes, games, gait, love, marriage and every aspect of one’s existence including death. As the editor Perumal Murugan says, caste is like a god, it is omnipresent.