Month: November 2016

India and the English Aesthetes

by Reginald Massey Gutala Krishnamurti who died recently was a Telugu and English scholar who believed that the Aesthetic Movement which flourished during the 1890s (the fin de siecle period) was among the most productive in English literature. The Aesthetes viewed life as an art. Taking their cue from the likes of the flamboyant Wilde…

The Great Guru Baba Nanak

By Reginald Massey Nanak was born to a Hindu family in 1469. He was born in Dera Baba Nanak, now in Pakistan. Had there then been application forms to fill in, the chances are he would have referred to himself as Bedi Hindu. His father was the trusted employee of the local Muslim landowner. His…

Two poems by Meenakshi Mohan

The Poet (For my grandson when he was four) He comes with sure intent Each waddling step marks, A widening grin, his laugh Jingles in the mint of his eyes, And a rubber world drops Out of his outstretched hands, And bounces away – He climbs on the roof of the desk, A gesture of the…

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