Desire To Think
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Desire To Think

Gender and identity in the Mahābhārata

King Virata with Yudhisthira, who is disguised as the Brahmin Kanka — Victoria and Albert Museum

We may perhaps wonder whether individuals in ancient India thought about their own identities in terms that are recognizable today. It may be assumed that any sense of self that ancient Indian people might have had would have been conceptualized so differently that the identity terminologies of the 21st century would not apply.

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