Wadley’s Behind Mud Walls: Seventy-Five Years in a North Indian Village is an insightful view into another culture. As an audience member who lives in a country where changes are created quickly and numerously, it was surprising (at first) how the villagers of Karimpur resisted change to their way of life. Though this reviewer is familiar with the concept of having landlords, she was surprised how Karimpur did not belong to the people but rather the landlords. It was also a surprise in how quickly children caught on to their social status. For example, in questing a villager about why a bhangi could not attend school with the other boys in the village, the Sahib got this
Narrate the Indian society and poverty-stricken communities, patriarchal set up, socio-religious rituals, colonial set up etc. Through their memory as well as their relatives, especially parents of both of them in India. Canadian culture was both a real hand
He also viewed India as positively good but still very much flawed which can be seen in stereotypes of Indians as barbaric, rude, liars, worthless, etc. The British Empire can help alleviate this harshness due to its civilized progression. The divergence of ethnic groups in India ultimately is under the ruling of the British Empire in this novel. The 'Smiling River of Life ' portrays this difference particularly. Ultimately, Kim - a symbol for India- disguised himself as a Hindu boy for half of his life to immerse with the rest of the society.
Humans as a race are slowly forgetting their roots. In the Poem “Remember” the author Joy Harjo uses examples of literary devices such as repetition, symbolism, and personification throughout her essay. She does so to convey her message that people need to remember what they have and not to take things for granted. Her effective use of these devices helps persuade the reader to agree with her views. In the poem “Remember”, author Harjo uses metaphors to convey a strong message.
In Amiri Baraka’s “In Memory of Radio”, and Rita Dove’s “Roast Possum”, the idea of good vs evil is explored in the memories of bygone eras. The two poems revolve around recollections of past cultures. Baraka’s is mostly about different radio programs and people of the time while Dove’s is more of a folksy recounting of catching possums and talented horses. Like most memories, these poems exude nostalgia, whether it be the narrator in Baraka’s poem or Thomas in Dove’s. Unsurprisingly they both seem to be fond at times, and rather negative during others.
Gombo’s yurt also demonstrates the change of Mongolian culture over time when the viewer compares the yurt to Sergi’s home. Towards the middle of the film, Gombo visits a Tibetan Buddhist temple to consult with the lama of the temple in regards to condoms due to his respect for his religion. Respect of religion is a cultural element that Mongolians believe is
Throughout this poem, the author uses imagery as a literary device to show why memories are considered to be significant in one’s life. For example, in lines 3 and 4, the poem says “ A few bring smiles of happiness and some tears to the eye.” This shows the importance of holding onto memories whether they are good ones or bad ones. Another example of imagery used is in lines 7 and 8, “ That have been shut these many years, what pictures they unfold!” The utilization
By reading a mythical story we spread the message to others also. Indian mythology surrounding Ram, Krishna or Shiva is very much alive in the Indian mind. They have become a part of our collective consciousness.  As societies and beliefs change, myths also change along with them. By modernizing and localizing myths it remains relevant in the modern times
This myth represents moral and religious elements as one can notice the hero’s of the story Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Bharata, Hanuman, and Ravana are all faithful and conscious of the Indian and Nepal culture. This story also covers the regional country around India, such as Thailand and Indonesia. This concept covers all myths and cultural stories around the world because they don’t address a nation but a whole regent. We can find this in the Arabic myths and folks story. This explains the shared values and human concerns
(Mishra, P.32) Temsula Ao, while emphasizing the importance of those racial tales in solidifying her racial identity in the poem named “The Old Story Teller”, has portrayed a picture of cultural apocalypse where the race itself has started disbelieving into the authenticity of those stories of their origin and this disbelief has resulted into the backward movement of time where all stories take their recourse into the past “script in his ancient entrails: “And the stories seem to regress/ Into un-reachable recesses/ Of a mind once vibrant with stories/ Now reduced to un-imaginable stillness”. (Mishra, P.