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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
include the rise of minute realism in the 19th century novel, various
'indexical' movements of modern art in this counter-thrust towards parti-
particularism in the West...
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)...
The most recent
kinds of science can hold together inconsistent systems of explanation—
like wave and particle theories of light...
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