A common trope associated with the monsoon is that of the ‘abhisarika nayika’—a lovelorn woman on her way to meet her beloved, braving the inclement weather. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A season of doomed love and longing

5 min read . 29 Jul 2018
Shagun Sinha at JNU. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

The Sanskrit survivor

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Kalidasa’s ‘Shakuntala’, imagined by Raja Ravi Varma. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br />

Essay | Natural elegance

3 min read . 26 Jul 2014
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