Balwan, Kausik.

Kausik grew up and went to art school at a time when the established status quo was anti-Dada, anti-Duchamp, and anti-Abstraction. The degeneracy and disdain that these art movements were regarded with fostered a pushback in the minds of artists like Kausik. Stifled by the expressly descriptive mode of representation, he recounts conversations with fellow…

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…