Annada Sankar Ray (1904-2002) was a Bengali and Odia poet and essayist. Best known for his rhymes, his work covers a range of diverse social and cultural topics including a famous travelogue to Europe.
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This beautiful ode to love and childhood is an intimate conversation between two people who are getting to know each other, bit-by-bit and story by story. In this letter to his wife, Ramanujan mourns
S.W. Fallon (1870-1880) would have slipped through the pages of Indian history if it weren’t for his remarkable records of Indian vernacular languages. With a keen interest in local dialects, particularly their rural and
The beauty of local languages is in the intimacy they evoke. The sounds, words and phrases are all a melody to the ear of the attuned. Cultural values, a people’s ethos and their prejudices
Love can be awfully self-consumed; To a couple in love, the concerns of the larger world hold little value.
Savitribai Phule and Jyotiba, however, were a different breed of lovers. Savitrbai was married to Jyotiba
Allama Iqbal—poet, philosopher, theologian, and politician—is often seen as having inspired the Pakistan movement. There, he is a revered figure for being the architect of the dream of a nation. In India, his memory