Watercolour painting on paper of Angiras, a Vedic Rishi. He is shown wearing a yellow dhoti with matching shawl draped over his shoulder. He wears wooden sandals on his feet and has two strings of beads around his neck. He holds a walking stick in his right hand and a bunch of grass. In his left ...
Two leaves from an illustrated manuscript, probably of the Ramayana
Shorapur, late 18th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, one and two columns of text in nasta'liq script in black ink with one heading in red, intercolumnar rules in black, inner margins ruled in colours and gold, probably trim...
Yogic Identities: Tradition and Transformation
By James Mallinson
The earliest textual descriptions of yogic techniques date to the last few centuries BCE and show their practitioners to have been ascetics who had turned their backs on ordinary society. These renouncers have been consider...