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It was a fancy of the eccentric Mr. Pratt…to propose a game of Chess to a friend after dinner without Chessboard and men, and stipulate that instead of describing the moves with the usual prosaic abbreviations, a sort of poetical … Continue reading
A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)
In a 2014 study, Tanya Luhrmann found that when people hear voices in their heads, the personae and tone of those voices are shaped by culture; in the United States, the voices are threatening and severe, but in Africa and … Continue reading
Jas Charanjiva: Don’t Mess With Me (2014); see a profile of Charanjiva here.
Jaipur, India – Vishnu as Vishvarupa (1800-1820); “this striking painting shows the blue-skinned Hindu god Vishnu in his form as the Universal Man or Vishvarupa, which means ‘all forms’. The small figures painted on his body refer to his role … Continue reading
M.A. Sriram: Striking anganwadi workers (2014) (source). In India, anganwadi centers provide community health and child care support by offering nutrition and health education programs, immunizations, basic health care services (including contraception), and child care.
In Hindu mythology, there are four historical eras, yugas, that repeat in a cycle; the first of these is the Satya Yuga, followed by the Treta Yuga, the Dvapara Yuga, and, finally, the Kali Yuga. We are presently in a … Continue reading
Sunil Janah: Indrani Rahman Born in Chennai, Indrani Rahman was instilled with a sense of independence by her mother, a dancer from Petosky, Michigan who had changed her name from Esther Sherman to Ragini Devi when she’d married Ramalal Balram … Continue reading
Yoshida Hiroshi: Island Palaces in Udaipur (1932) Udaipur (1931) El Capitan, from the series The United States (1925) Glittering Sea, from the series Inland Sea (1926) Deer in Kasuga (1928)
A dhaman (rat snake) (ptyas mucosus), Tiruchirappalli, ca.1860 (source) In Tamil, the snake’s name is sara paambu.