Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I am so busy I don't know what to do with myself! So much schoolwork, so little sleep.
I promise I will write about my trips eventually.
We have broken into our tracks at school, and I have a professor talking to me and another girl about Indian literature for the next three days. She's great.
I have found an internship site I think; an NGO in Jodhpur that tries to record/preserve culture.

"Writing is a very important vehicle in changing the minds of the people. Not by accusing, but by undermining the power [of those in power] through your own power." -Rajul-ji, lit prof.

"[Indian women's writing is] that one eighth of the iceberg that is visible. There are a lot of undercurrents beneath it." -ibid

"I'm not convinced, but I have been doing this tradition for the past forty years. I'm not convinced, and I keep telling my husband he should do something for me." -ibid on the effectiveness of Karwa Chauth, observed today, where women fast and pray for their husband's good health and longevity until the moon rises


  1. a agree 100% with Linda.... I always look forward to reading your wonderful quotes.