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Author: Prabhakar Kumar

Magazine Non Fiction

Rāvaṇa: A Dalit Hero or a Brāhmaṇa Villain?

The Indian Rover (Issue: March, 2021) Rāvaṇa: A Dalit Hero or a Brāhmaṇa Villain? – Prabhakar Kumar Part I Some people argue that Rāvaṇa was a Brāhmaṇa by birth. So, how can he be a Rākṣasa simultaneously? The funny thing is that same people keep talking about equal rights for women & Dalits.  There are another […]

Trails

Ramayana Trails: An Introduction

Ramayana Trails: An Introduction Ramayana is the Itihas of India and Contemporary world of the time when Ayodhya and Lanka were the centers of the Socio-Political scenario. It was the time when Ravana, A Rakshas King had won most parts of the world excluding a few like Mahishmati and Kishkindha. The Itihas revolve around three […]

Scriptures and philosophy

Two instances in the Rāmāyana which teach us that karma is supreme

Two instances in the Rāmāyana which teach us that karma is supreme In Sanātana culture, karma of the past drives the life incidents of the present and the karma of the present determines the life incidents of the future. Whatever (good or bad) action you perform, it will have an effect on your present and […]

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