Nida Farooqui

Ancient history Asian history

Decoding Bharavi’s Literary Heritage: Unveiling the Epic Odyssey of an

Bharavi, who thrived in the 6th century AD, was a Sanskrit poet renowned for creating the epic “Kiratarjuniya” (”Arjuna and the Mountain Man”). This classical Sanskrit epic falls under the category of mahakavya, or “great poem.” Marked by its elevated expression and intricate style, Bharavi’s poetry possibly left an imprint on the work of the […]Read More

Ancient history

Asvaghosa: Unraveling the Enigma of a Prolific Buddhist Philosopher and

Asvaghosa: Unravelling the Enigma of a Prolific Buddhist Philosopher and Dramatist  Aśvaghoṣa, alternatively transliterated as Ashvaghosha and etymologically signifying “Having a Horse-Voice,” is identified as a prominent figure in the realm of Sarvāstivāda or Mahasanghika Buddhist philosophy, dramatic literature, poetry, and oratory, originating from the Indian subcontinent. His birthplace is recorded as Saketa, the modern-day […]Read More