Nikhil Govind
INNOVATIONS AND TURNING POINTS: TOWARD A HISTORY OF KAVYA LITERATURE by Yigal Bronner Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2015, 816 pp., £54.00
July 2015, volume 39, No 7

The historical is not defined by the past; both the historical and the past are defined as themes of which one can speak. The historical is forever absent from its very presence. This means that it disappears behind its manifestations; its appari¬tion is always superficial and equivocal; its ori¬gin, its principle, always elsewhere.
Levinas (Totality and Infinity)

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