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Society & social sciences
Reality is not just what is explicitly visible, what statisticians measure, tabulate and quantify. That is merely surface reality. Beneath it lies the deeper reality which reveals itself when the mind is without any armour, when the heart opens up, and when reason becomes free from all sorts of cunningness and instrumentality. Only then does music touch us, and take us to the depths of our existence.?
The book is full of revelations?an intimate engagement with the freshness of the morning and the depth of the dark silent night.
About the Author
Avijit Pathak is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Table of Contents
High Culture, Radiant Moon and the Tale of a Taxi Driver in the Metropolis
Petals of the Same Flower
The Mystery of Fog and My Engagement with Laxmi
The Moment of Meditation
As Music Unfolds Itself?
Reading as Enchantment
My Philosophers at Khirsu
God or No God
Evaporation of Identities
On Football, Octopus Paul and My Enchantment
Some Rare Moments
Even Domestic Work is an Act of Prayer
For My Own Quest
Horizons Beyond the Research Committee
On Bio-data and Final Laughter
From Revolution to Rhythm of Living
Silence is Purifying
On Pain and Compassion