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By D. Venkat Rao

Culture of reminiscence in South Asia reconfigures eu representations of India as a paradigmatic extension of a classical examining, which posits the relation among textual content and context in a made up our minds means. It explores the South Asian cultural reaction to ecu “textual” inheritances. the most argument of this paintings is that the reflective and generative nodes of Indian cultural formations can be found within the configurations of reminiscence, the physique and idiom (verbal and visual), the place the physique or the physique advanced turns into the performative impression and medium of articulated thoughts. This paintings advances its arguments by means of enticing with mnemocultures-cultures of reminiscence that live on and proliferate in speech and gesture. Drawing on Sanskrit and Telugu reflective resources, this paintings emphasizes the necessity to have interaction with cultural reminiscence and the compositional modes of Indian reflective traditions. this significant and unique paintings specializes in the ruptured and stigmatised assets of heterogeneous Indian traditions and demands serious humanities that movement past the colonially configured bought traditions. Cultures of Memory indicates the probabilities of transcultural serious humanities study and educating projects from the Indian context in today’s academy.

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This inspired memory recalled and recounted the past of the beings and their deeds (Pythagoras and Empedocles could recount their multiple lives and experiences) (Vernant 2006a; Detienne 1999a; Hunter and Rutherford 2009). The bard was a medium which connected the present to a past and paved the way for a future for generations. Alethéia (‘‘poetic or bardic truth’’) and Mnemosyne were deeply filiated and were opposed to Lethé and forgetfulness. These ‘‘masters of truth’’ and memory (as the bard/poet along with the diviner and the king of justice were called in ancient Greece) (Detienne 1999b) were displaced by a new tribe of seekers of truth called philosophers.

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