Atreya Sarma U: ‘Night Sky Between The Stars’
Night Sky Between The Stars
Allahabad: Cyberwit.net. 2015
Pages 110 | Rs 200 | $ 12.99 | £ 7.99
A different feminism – drawing on ancient Sanskrit lore
Indian philosophy believes that the entire cosmos operates on the unity of the male and the female energy (Purusha & Prakriti) in what is known as the Ardha-Naareeswara concept. Whenever the balance goes awry; peace, harmony & order stand disturbed. It requires a keen insight and broader and profound wisdom to identify and honour the inherent and distinguishing features of the two opposite forces. Otherwise, it could lead to distortion in perception and perversion in conduct. And despite the ideal idolisation of woman in India through the ages, it cannot be gainsaid that she has been simultaneously a victim of male chauvinism, nay barbarity, as elsewhere. This lopsided scenario has, rightly, provoked the fair sex into raising their voices.