in The Snake and the Mongoose
December 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 13443 words.
This chapter, complementing the previous one, examines the articulation of Brahman identity that understood the Brahman to be a non-celibate householder, namely, that found in the Dharma...
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P ublished online January 2011 .
Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 9700 words.
Rasāyana (the way of the rasas) is the overarching Sanskrit term employed in South Asian texts for “alchemy.” The classical alchemical scriptures date from no earlier than the 10th century...
P ublished online April 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 14937 words.
The Harivaṃśa collectively designates three books that the Sanskrit Mahābhārata calls khilas (supplements, complements, or appendices). These are said to have been composed by Vyāsa, and...