Harsh Madhusudhan and Rajeev Mantri bring a new idea of India. That of India as a civilisational state. Which is not really a new idea but an ancient one. How's this shaping the new India? Let's find out in this book.
One of the greatest novels of the 20th century One Hundred Years of Solitude is a classic example of magical realism. There is the historical element in it, there is magic, and there is a beautiful use of the language with long sentences, powerful imagery and subtle humour. I read the first couple of pages in this episode.
Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, lyricist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, philosopher among many other things. In order to understand the vast body of works that he has left behind, we must learn what it is all about.
Upanishads are important texts in Hinduism. In this episode, I discuss the shortest of them, perhaps most complicated. The Aum sound is important part of this text and is used to represent the states of consciousness.