This is Part 2 of an essay I gave as a talk at a philosophy & religion conference in Kolkata, India, August 2002. I sought to apply new ideas about Indian novelist Raja Rao to multicultural and political issues then … Continue reading →
I gave a version of this essay as a talk at a philosophy & religion conference in Kolkata, India, August 2002. Re-reading some literary criticism I had published 20 years earlier in the Virginia Quarterly, I sought to apply new ideas about Indian novelist Raja Rao … Continue reading →
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— for Raja Rao A thousand years old at birth, he kicked up the dust of Vedic sages wherever he walked. The molecules of air they had exhaled swarmed to him like gnats. He breathed … Continue reading →