The Five Fires, Khajuraho

Illustration

Anindita Basu
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published on 29 July 2016

A broken sculpture of the five kinds of fire. Hunger is in the foreground. It bites like a scorpion. It is surrounded by the other four fires: greed, envy, lust, and anger. The fire are all skeletal; their ribs show through. A human lies broken at the bottom, presumably consumed by one (or all) of these fires. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India, 11th CE.

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Anindita Basu
Anindita is a technical writer and editor. Her off-work interests include Indology, data visualisation, and etymology.

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