Mythology

As performers from South-East Asia reveal the diverse Ramayan narratives, it is time for India to embrace its former self and celebrate the nuanced richness of its traditions. Photo: HT

Embracing the many Ramayans

4 min read . 25 Jan 2018
The portrait of ‘Mahaprabha’ represents the reality of the world that created the painter. Photo: Courtesy Jay Varma.

The dark shades of Raja Ravi Varma

5 min read . 06 Apr 2017
Neil Gaiman’s own introduction to the Norse gods was through Thor.

Book review: Norse Mythology

2 min read . 17 Mar 2017
Photo: Shobha Narayan<br />

Walking into the Ganga at Kashi

18 min read . 12 Mar 2016
Photo: Shoba Narayan<br />

In search of moksha at Kashi

15 min read . 11 Mar 2016
Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br />

The sea jinn of Karachi

3 min read . 27 Feb 2016
An illustration from the Ramayan, commissioned by Maharana Jagat Singh of Mewar, Rajasthan, in the 17th century, depicts Kaikeyi demanding that Dasharatha send Rama into exile. Photo: © The British Library Board, Add. 15296(1), f.24r<br />

Love and ageing in the classics

7 min read . 20 Feb 2016
Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br />

Fauna in fiction

2 min read . 01 Aug 2015
Amish has said in an interview that he is quite happy if a majority of readers enjoy his books simply as fantasy thrillers, but the truth is that his books have a strong and deep philosophical subtext. Photo: Wikimedia Commons<br />

Why Amish is special

8 min read . 03 Jul 2015
Love between two men or two women is acceptable as long as lust does not tinge it. Illustration by Jayachandran/Mint<br />

Bromances from mythology

7 min read . 14 Feb 2015
‘One Part Woman’ stands on display at a bookshop in New Delhi. Photo: Altaf Qadri/AP<br />

The lost labour of Perumal Murugan

7 min read . 24 Jan 2015
A file photo of Sundareshwarar temple at Suthamalli village at Ariyalur district in Tamil Nadu. Photo: Mint<br />

Mythology, history & science

4 min read . 11 Jan 2015
Photo: Mint <br />
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Dipankar Buddha by Seema Shah.<br />

Cultural confluence

3 min read . 28 Oct 2014