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Inner landscapes in an unsettled universe

Book review of Intimations: Six Essays

Book cover
Book cover of Intimations: Six Essays

A second-hand copy of  Meditations: Living, Dying and the Good Life  lies on my bedside table. It was bought over a decade ago, while on a jaunt through the by-lanes of Daryaganj’s Sunday books bazaar, when my days hardly required philosophical tempering. I was drawn to its diminutive size – a mere rectangle that could fit into the palm of one’s hand.   In the years that soon ousted the giddily excursive ones, I turned to this diminutive rectangle, a personal journal written by Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, probably between 171 and 175 AD in ...