By Rabindranath Tagore
Sâdhanâ, ou "La Réalisation du yet suprême", occupe une position à half dans l'œuvre du poète et philosophe. Ce recueil, qui reveal les conceptions de l'auteur sur los angeles vie, Dieu et l. a. nature, constitue los angeles plus obtainable des initiations à l'enseignement de l'Inde éternelle. En toute limpidité, Tagore y aborde des questions essentielles en cette fin de millénaire : problèmes du mal et du moi, accomplissement de l'être dans l'amour…
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Women from devada¯sı¯ communities are particularly subject to moral suspicion and harassed in schools and other public spaces. iya¯l. (terms that both denote “whore” and also index the devada¯sı¯ community) as insults are part of the quotidian negotiation of identity, stigma, and social discrimination that young women contend with in these communities. Their future prospects are almost always restricted to endogamous, arranged marriages, and these occur at a young age—usually as soon as the fi rst available groom presents himself—in a kind of social paranoia about ensuring that girls do not “miss an opportunity” to become socially integrated.