Friday, May 7, 2010

KHONA- the queen of astrology

Khona (Bengali: pron. khawnaa) was an Indian poetess and legendary astrologist, who composed in medieval Bengali between the ninth and 12th centuries AD. Most likely, she lived her life in Bengal, but a number of legends have grown up around her life. According to one legend, she was born in Sri Lanka and was married to the mathematician-astronomer Varahamihira. However, she exceeded him in the accuracy of her predictions, and at some point, either her husband or some others cut off her tongue to silence her prodigious talent.
am working on a book about her life.... starting with the cover-page

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