The Psychology and Economics of Superstition Through the Eyes of Devi

(Readers’ submissions: Celebrating one year of the Indigenous Blog) By Moumita Roy “Superstition is really black marketing in the business of faith.”   Narendra Dabolkhar, social activist and rationalist. One of the most spectacular scenes in Devi (1960, Satyajit Ray) is when Umaprasad (Soumitra Chatterjee) realizes that he has lost the argument with his father, […]