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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
Horse), does the Levi-Straussian opposition of nature-culture make sense;
we see that the opposition itself is culture-bound...
They never raise the question
of whether there are universals of other types, namely identical qualities
The new preferred names give
no clue to birth-place, father's name, caste, sub-caste and sect, as all the
traditional names did: I once found in a Kerala college roster, three
'Joseph Stalins' and one 'Karl Marx'...
When Indians learn, quite expertly, modern science, business, or techno-
technology, they 'compartmentalize' these interests (Singer 1972: 32Off.); the
new ways of thought and behaviour do not replace, but live along with
older 'religious' ways...
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