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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
Indians develop a 'radar' conscience that orients them to others, makes
them say things'that are appropriate to person and context...
Whatever his context—birth, class, gender, age, place, rank,
etc.—a man is a man for all that...
Did the breath of the mistress
have breasts and long hair?
Is there an Indian way of thinking? An informal essay / 55
Or did the master's breath
wear sacred thread?
Did the outcaste, last in line,
hold with his outgoing breath
the stick of his tribe?
What do the fools of this world know
of the snares you set,
Dasimayya, 10th century
In European culture, one might mention Plato's rebellion against (even
the limited) Athenian democracy...
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