Lac in deadly heat: the climate connection

Investigating lessons from a lac cultivation pilot in the Baiga village of Chichrangpur The lakshagriha (or “house of lac”) of the Mahabharata was a palace built from lac in the forest village of Varnavrata. It was conceived as a scheme by Duryodhana, the eldest Kaurava, to murder his rival cousins, the Pandavas, in their sleep. […]