Ananda Coomaraswamy: The Arts and Crafts of India and Ceylon (1913)

  “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist” Ananda  Coomaraswamy, A pioneer historian of Indian Art and foremost interpreter of Indian culture to the West’. Ananda  Coomaraswamy: The Arts and Crafts of India and Ceylon (1913) not really a review but excerpts from the […]

Polyandry in Ceylon/Sri Lanka

Polyandry There is an old  Sinhala saying where four breasts cant get along, four heads can. Many are under the impression that polyandry was some ancient/mythical social structure ( (e.g. Draupadi in the Mahabaratha). To the the contrary it was prevalent till modern times  in Sri Lanka/Ceylon, Nepal and certain groups in India.  In Ceylon […]