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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
Like the Nala story in the Mahabharata, what is contained mirrors the
container; the microcosm is both within and like the macrocosm, and
paradoxically also contains it...
Thus, all things, even so-called non-material ones like space and time or
caste, affect other things because all things are 'substantial' (dhatu)...
Each jati or
class defines a context, a structure of relevance, a rule of permissible
combinations, a frame of reference, a meta-communication of what is and
can be done...
Whatever his context—birth, class, gender, age, place, rank,
etc.—a man is a man for all that...
replaced palm-leaf manuscripts, making possible an open and egalitarian
access to knowledge irrespective of caste...
The most recent
kinds of science can hold together inconsistent systems of explanation—
like wave and particle theories of light...
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