The Ruins of War and Colonialism in Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Glass Palace’

The Glass Palace (novel, 2000) by Amitav Ghosh, offers a detailed critique on the effects of war and colonialism. Spanning across three countries and three generations, the book delves into the personal lives of Ghosh’s characters, intermingled with a sense of love along with the journey of life. This aura is much too often broken…

Conflict in the Vālmīki Rāmāyana: A South Asian Perspective on Just War Theory

Since time immemorial, it has been ingrained in our minds that the central theme of the Rāmāyana is the war between darkness and light, and the subsequent victory of good over evil. Most variants of the Rāmāyana, like the Kampanrāmāyanam, appear to preach the same; with their black-and-white heroes and villains, and clear-cut definitions of…