Dec. 24, 2013, 9:26 a.m.
literature is not sahitya
daya dissanayake We have corrupted the concept of Sahitya to mean just the novel, and on occasion the short story and the poem. Because we want to ape the west in everything, we grabbed at their word literature, and translated it as Sahitya, degrading the entire concept.
Oct. 12, 2011, 7:21 a.m.
One of the most noted examples of chauvinism in the Arts is the name given by Marquis Paul de Vibraye to the little female figurine found at Laugerie-Basse. He called it 'Venus impudique' (immodest Venus), mocking the entire feminine world, by relating it to the so-called 'Venus ...