The Rivalry Between Nature and Civilisation | Bronte, Sardana and Conrad

The rivalry between nature and civilisation is age-long. Ever since civilisation raised its head, nature seems to have been ignored. Many novels of the Victorian Era as well as of the modern generation tend to focus on this theme of civilisation versus nature – showing how dangerous the battle can be and how the forceful mingling of civilisation and nature can only bring disastrous consequences.  

Polyandry, Patriarchy and Penance [Book Club – The Mahabharata]

The princess of Panchal has a very unique story of birth. King Draupad wanted a son to defeat Dronacharya and hence was trying, by all means, to get one. No one knew that along with a son, a daughter will also be born. As Draupadi emerged from the sacrificial fire, a heavenly voice announced that this girl will change the course of Bharat (modern-day India) in the future.

Universal and Unique Myths | The Little Light by Dipa Sanatani

As an ardent reader, I have always wondered how a myth from one culture connects with one from a totally different one. Perhaps, it may be because each myth and legend has passed down mouth to mouth for several generations, making them universal. Mythologies trump authorship. They are not limited to a particular culture or era. Myths encapsulate the unspoken truth of society and culture.