The Price Of An Indian Book

The Price Of An Indian Book

The cost of producing A. K. Ramanujan’s Collected Essays was basically a lifetime of study. Book distributors seem unable to agree how they should price that effort.

Tribhanga: Strike A Pose

Tribhanga: Strike A Pose

The tribhanga pose — contrapposto — is a very common feature of South-asian art. It has intriguing connections (and differences) with Greek conceptions of the ideal. This is a look at some of them.

Kolam: What The Hand Said

Kolam: What The Hand Said

Kolams are curvilinear shapes drawn by Tamil women, usually early in the morning and usually just outside the house. Kolams have fascinating relationships with the labyrinths of Crete, sona drawings of the Chockwe and picture grammars.