Tag Archives: India

1860: Sara Paambu

A dhaman (rat snake) (ptyas mucosus), Tiruchirappalli, ca.1860 (source) In Tamil, the snake’s name is sara paambu.

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2003: Bureaucracies Around the World

From Jan Bannings’ Bureaucratics series. “Sushma Prasad (b. 1962) is an assistant clerk at the Cabinet Secretary of the State of Bihar (population 83 million) in The Old Secretariat in the state capital, Patna. She was hired “on compassionate grounds” … Continue reading

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16th Century: The Throne Verse of the Qur’an as a Horse

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