Absolute unity will also mean a self-cancellation of love for it needs an other for it to live (p. 248)
Developing an idea of self-division for self-expansion in the writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Pradip Kumar Datta sums up in this tantalizing and aphoristic formulation, the central problematic of identity.
It is always interesting to read a real story, the real story—and this is one that is about the Mutiny/ the First War of Independence/ the Great Uprising of 1857. But what earns the right to be called the real story, the truth? The answer now is that the truth is what is perceived by ordinary people, what they experience and record for us.
There is a great diversity in the inequality of social, cultural, political, demographic and economic facets of the vast structure of Indian society. Manifestations of many of the various indivious modes of inequality, innate in this society, often make us appear to be a queerly ‘hierarchical breed’ of people.