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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102139

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1170-1172

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Inconsistency of Indian Thinking- a Reading of the First Part of A.K. Ramanujan’s “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay”

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2349-5162

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"Inconsistency of Indian Thinking- a Reading of the First Part of A.K. Ramanujan’s “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.1170-1172, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102139.pdf

Abstract

A.K.Ramanujan has proved his intense scholarship through his essays on South Asian language, literature and culture which exemplify his wide range of experience and creative reflections. These essays can be grouped under four broader areas namely, General Essays on Classical Literature and Culture, Essays on Classical Literatures, Essays on Bhakti and Modern Poetry, and Essays on Folklore. The essay titled “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay” was written as a paper for a ‘Workshop on the Hindu Person’, held at the University of Chicago in 1980. This essay which consists of three parts helps us deliberate on what makes Indian thoughts different from its Western counterpart. In the first part of the essay A.K Ramanujan explores four possible interpretations of the central question of his essay “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking?” asking the question differently, accentuating a different word in the sentence each time — “is”, “an”, “Indian” and “thinking”. The paper attempts to explain how Ramanujan has chronicled the inconsistencies of Indian thinking through his answers to the question “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking?”

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Indian Way of Thinking; Western; Inconsistency; Indian; thought

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"Inconsistency of Indian Thinking- a Reading of the First Part of A.K. Ramanujan’s “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp1170-1172, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102139.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102139
Registration ID: 306016
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 1170-1172
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Inconsistency of Indian Thinking- a Reading of the First Part of A.K. Ramanujan’s “Is There an Indian Way of Thinking? An Informal Essay”", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp1170-1172, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102139.pdf




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