Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022
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Indian Family Resemblances

The Kakars go over what you'd consider old ground, but it helps clear many a cobweb in the mind

Indian Family Resemblances
Jitender Gupta
Indian Family Resemblances
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I felt a leap of recognition when I read: "A man’s identity is...what makes him recognise himself and be recognised by the people who constitute his world. It is not something he has chosen, but something that has seized him. It can hurt, be cursed or bemoaned but cannot be discarded...."

Or this: "(India) has not so much absorbed as translated foreign cultural forces into its own idiom, unmindful or even oddly proud of all that is lost in translation." One look at popular Indian films would be enough to convince anyone of this statement .

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