Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Rajasthan Travel Tales|| |
| Amma's Column: Amma writes about her recent trip to Rajasthan, and wonders whether Rajasthan with its rustic folklore, or Karnataka, with its high-tech IT paranoia is more developed.|
This blog entry made me go back to dad's "Na Rajasthanadalli" book and read some parts. I am providing some translations online this month. It is a lengthy travelogue, but a delicate one that can be enjoyed over and over again. It describes the beauty of Indian life in the 1960s, as well as the pettiness of India's caste system and nepotism.
This "Na Rajasthanadalli" book was published by K.V. Subbanna in 1974. For those who do not know, Subbanna is a great dramatist and thinker in India and has been an awardee of the Magsaysay Prize. Bappa admired him a lot, and it brought me tears to read a recent letter of tribute by him to my father. It touched me because I was suprised how much he had understood Bappa -- the profoundness of great men that is only visible to other great men, something that I had not known or noticed. One of these days I am going to translate the letter...(the tribute by itself is fairly complex, dwelling into the definitions of knowledge, community, learning, teaching, and selflessness).
Meanwhile, here are new contents added to Kamat's Potpourri:
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Tuesday, January 11, 2005|
Last Modified: 1/11/2005 11:47:43 AM
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