South Indian folktale 20 Some folktales from India 21 Hanchi: a Kannada Cinderella 22 The Indian Oedipus 23 The prince who married his own left half 24 A flowering tree. Manu says that states of excessive emotion - anger, fear etc - may also deserve special treatment. They are responses to previous and surrounding traditions, they invert, subvert, and convert their neighbours. Ramanujan and Vinay Dharwadker (ed.) and Stuart.
The collected essays of ak ramanujan
One may sometimes feel that 'mirror on mirror mirrored is all the show'.'uch an anthology can be made about other aspects of the culture, like ritual, philosophy, food and sociolinguistic patterns, or across them (see chap. But rasa is generalized, it is an essence. In this paper on Indian literary texts and their relations to each other intertextuality if you will I will concentrate on three related kinds of reflexivity. Here is a bhakti poem which plays with many such concentric containments: My dark one stands there as if nothing's changed after taking entire into his maw all three worlds the gods and the good kings who hold their lands as a mother would. I shall call them (1) responsive, where text A responds to text B in ways that define both A and B; co-texts (2) reflexive, where text A reflects on text B, relates itself to it directly or inversely; counter-texts (3) self-reflexive, where a text reflects. In all, this book is not for cover-to-cover reading. We have a nature-culture continuum that cancels the terms, confuses them even if we begin with them. An informal essay 3 Towards an anthology of city images 4 Food for thought: Towards an anthology of Hindu food-images 5 Language and social change: the Tamil example 6 Some thoughts on 'non-western' classics: with Indian examples. Certain yugas breed certain kinds of maladies, politics, religions (e.g. And for the North: to sell wool; to drink spirits' to traffic in animals with two rows of teeth' to take up the profession of arms; to make sea voyages. This puts the entire ethic of democracy and so many other institutions at risk.