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She Who Rides a Peacock

reviewed by Paul K. T. Sih - 1962

coverTitle: She Who Rides a Peacock
Author(s): Margaret Cormack
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The obscure but charming tide of this book is derived from the symbolism of Saraswati, Hindu goddess of learning. But if its title sounds like that of a novel, this book is in reality a serious study of the implications of India's social agonies in a time of revolutionary transformation. Observers studying contemporary Indian society frequently overlook her really fundamental difficulties. Foremost is the need of reconciling India's fixed spiritual past with the developmental character of the modern age. Traditional India is a beautifully formed, integrated way of life with fixed values and with abiding norms toward which all life is directed. In modern India, this conception has been shattered. Dr. Cormack describes in detail this break of the modern with the traditional that has caused problems of unbelievable magnitude. As indicated by the subtitle, "Indian Students and Social Change," she is concerned with the important role that Indian students, particularly university... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 3, 1962, p. 253-253
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2930, Date Accessed: 10/22/2019 8:19:54 PM

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