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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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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.

Now digressing...

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).

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History of Education - Physical EducationArticle
History of Education - PrefaceArticle
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Head Ornaments of Medieval KarnatakaPicture
Erotica from Nandi Temple, KhajurahoPicture
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A Village ScenePicture
The Village CobblerPicture
Colorful Life of Dandami MariasArticle
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Rajasthan Travelogue: To JobnerTravelogue
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Rajasthan Travelogue: The Town of JobnerTravelogue
Devotees Flanking a LingamPicture
Light-weight Racing Chakada CartPicture
Package and Bazar Graphics from IndiaIndex

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Last Modified: 1/11/2005 11:47:43 AM

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