On a day when one of Delhi’s most iconic roads – if not THE most iconic road – was hastily renamed Kartavyapath, there could be no other word of the day.
Although reading, writing and speaking Hindi – inadequately, but I get by – I admit to not knowing this mot du jour, so here we go :
It’s masculine, by the way.
NOW…I have question for all you clever readers.
I thought “dharma” meant duty.
Is there a big difference between these 2 words?
Is “dharma” more religious and spiritual, vs “kartavya” being – perhaps – more practical?
Or am I barking up the wrong tree?
I think I’m heading vaguely in the right direction, but at one point I found myself disappearing down too many linguistic/religious rabbit holes, telling me that “kartavya” is a sub set of “dharma” and so I decided instead to ask you, oh gentle reader 🙂
Please do your “kartavya” – or is it “dharma” – and educate me.