By M. G. Vassanji
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It might take many lifetimes, it used to be acknowledged to me in the course of my first stopover at, to work out all of India. The desperation should have proven on my face to soak up and digest all I most likely may perhaps. This was once now not anything I had articulated or resolved; and but I bear in mind an anxiousness as I travelled the size and breadth of the rustic, senses uncooked to each new adventure, that even within the distraction of a blink i'd pass over anything profoundly significant.
I was once now not born in India, nor have been my mom and dad; that may clarify a lot in my expectation of that stopover at. but what number of people visit the place of birth in their grandparents with one of these heartload of expectation and momentousness; this kind of wish to locate themselves in every thing they see? Is it in simple terms India that adheres hence, to these who’ve forsaken it; is that this why Indians in a overseas land look regularly so wanting to search one another out? What was once India to me?
The inimitable M.G. Vassanji turns his eye to India, the place of origin of his ancestors, during this powerfully relocating story of family members and kingdom. half travelogue, half heritage, A position Within is M.G. Vassanji’s clever and wonderfully written trip to discover the place he belongs.
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Rivers as Boundaries and Obstacles The concepts, images, stories, and rituals examined in this chapter so far illustrate the variety of ways in which people in Maharashtra use rivers to Rivers and Regional Consciousness 39 connect places. The repeated emphasis we have seen on rivers’ centrality to regions fits well with the historians’ views that regions in traditional India are better understood in terms of nuclear or core areas than in terms of boundaries (Embree 1977) and that rivers have often formed the nucleus or core of a historical region (Stein 1969, 1980).
The rituals I have in mind are pilgrimages: rituals in which people physically move across or around in an area. The idea that physically moving around in an area can make that area into a region fits well with the ideas of the philosopher Edward Casey, whom I quoted briefly in the Introduction. Casey (1993:53) sees the living human body as central to the notion of region: When the range of the here includes not just the place through which I am now moving (and which therefore reflects my immediate bodily movement) but all of the places to which I can effectively move, I experience a properly regional here .
When the earth realized the power of that arrow, she began to tremble, and the ocean, for its part, realizing that it was now going to be completely dry, surrendered to Paracuram. In granting an assurance of safety to the ocean, which had surrendered to him, Paracuram said, “Once I have put an arrow to the bow I cannot take it back. ” In this way, Paracuram shot the arrow, and the ocean moved back to the place where the arrow had fallen. This is the ocean-land (sCgarbhOmi) created by Paracuram.
A Place Within: Rediscovering India by M. G. Vassanji