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Sahitya Akademi 1992 Seminar Transcripts

  • Jonathan Culler - If reality and social groups are constructed by narrative, deconstruction and reorganisation to resist while admiring the lure of nationalistic narratives gaining dangerous influence
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  • Harbajan Singh - Literary tradition is right now elemental without being integrative. Western lenses for looking at narratives cannot be used to construct Indian Literary Traditions.
  • Earl Milner - Derrida "archaeology of silences" - tree falls in the forest. Asian Literary traditions offer different ways of handling the Narrative. These ways differ in time, form and expression. The silence in western circles is deafening.