Archive for December, 2010
I am currently in the process of completing the manuscript for the book some of you have heard me mention in my various twitter, facebook and livejournal updates and rants. I thought I might blog about the book itself – but that did not happen for various reasons. I have written articles and book chapters (currently either in-press or published) based on the book arguments and analyses – but have been unable to bring myself to directly blog the contents. The process and struggle of writing, however have been articulated in various tweets, FB status updates and livejournal posts over the last couple years. Maybe at a later stage I can thread those together to write something about the process and anguish of articulating thoughts that seem to fly past before the fingers can type and record them in a way that readers may at least recognize the words if not all the contexts and references.
The process of writing this one book has resulted – of course – in my coming to realize that I am trying to write three books in one book – so I have finally learned to add “on the Internet” to several of my sentences so that will remind me that many of the continuing investigations will happen in other books through other framings.
These days – Everyday..
Dronacharya had taken to going for long walks quietly…
His disciples and his son wondered where he was going.
Aswathama followed his learned father to the market
one day and was shocked to see that his father was
spending his time sitting at Ekalavya’s store and chatting.
–but father, you told me I could inherit your
—why are you now turning to Ekalavya
—is he now your chosen heir?
—and you are even willing to teach Draupadi now I am told
—you have even turned away from Arjuna?
Dronacharya could barely contain his impatience…
and he muttered to himself
ah the brahmins have become useless
have the warriors
they know not how to challenge their minds
and expect to understand…
what use are they these so called scholars and warriors?
–but father – I have read all the books you told me to
–I must be learned…
(see forthcoming publications for elaborations)