hair's colour in Sanskrit

Loreli Balraj lbalraj at
Thu May 8 15:46:55 UTC 1997

Despite the emphasis on the beauty of fair skin in India today...isn't 
there an old story that ancient Indians heard tales from travelers of 
white-skinned, blue-eyed people and laughingly denied such tales, saying 
the gods could not be so cruel as to make such people?

Loreli Balraj (happen to be a "municipal blonde" married to a 
beautifully dark-skinned Indian)

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