|Home / lib / M_Mathematics /|
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...
In such a world, systems of meaning are elicited by contexts, by the
nature (and substance) of the listener...
In each of these the pattern is the same: a necessary sequence in time
with strict rules of phase and context ending in a free state...
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)...
|© 2007 eKnigu|