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Reflections: Ela on Gandhi

The year 1906 was a significant year in the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young lawyer, 37 years of age, in South Africa. He arrived in 1893 and his transformation began through a multitude of events culminating in some significant changes he decided to make to his life style. His first test was during the Bambatha uprising in 1906.

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Indian Dance

The Natya Shastra was created in the beginning of Treta Yug by Brahma on the request of Indra and other devas as an object of diversion (Kridaniyaka). As the lower castes (Shudras) were not entitled to listen to the four Vedas (Sama, Yajur, Rig and Atharav), Brahma created the Natya Shastra as the fifth Veda which was open to all, irrespective of caste and creed.

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