EL ANILLO DE SAKUNTALA (SHAKUNTALA AND THE RING) IS A VERY OLD LEYEND. SHAKUNTALA'S STORY IS IN INDIAN EPIC MAHABHARATA. I read it when I was a child and I've loved it since then... So this story inspired me for the title of my blog.
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One of my favorite quotes:
"CERTAIN THOUGHTS ARE PRAYERS. THERE ARE MOMENTS WHEN, WHATEVER THE ATTITUDE OF THE BODY, THE SOUL IS KNEELING".
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The margins of a medieval book are usually empty. This is handy, because it means you can place notes in them, or fill them with doodles, like here. In this particular case the reader decided to add spectacular illustrations to the margins. Not only do they show us snapshots of medieval individuals living their lives, which is special enough, the images are often also quite funny. Humour is not an unusual occurrence in such old books, as I showed here. However, to have this much fun in the margins is not very common.
Pics: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 264 (14th c). Browse the entire manuscript here and start enjoying dozens more images.