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Ramanujan A.K. Is there an Indian way of thinking (Contrib. Indian Soc.23, 1989)(T)(21s)_M_.djvu
Date Jan 7, 2004
produces crops for the people, affects their character (as liars, for instance,
Thus, all things, even so-called non-material ones like space and time or
caste, affect other things because all things are 'substantial' (dhatu)...
It is not surprising that systems of Indian philosophy, Hindu, Buddhist,
confine themselves to the consideration of class-essences (jati) called
genera and species in Western philosophy...
In the realm of feeling,
bhavas are private, contingent, context-roused sentiments, vibhavas are
determinant causes, anubhavas the consequent expressions...
Is there an Indian way of thinking? An informal essay 157
English is borrowed into (or imposed on) Indian contexts, it fits into the
Sanskrit slot; it acquires many of the characteristics of Sanskrit, the older
native Father-tongue, its pan-Indian elite character—as a medium of laws,
science and administration, and its formulaic patterns; it becomes part of
Indian multiple diglossia (a characteristic of context-sensitive societies)...
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