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OBITUARY- Cherabanda Raju

a sober note with which I would like to conclude, He quoted the black American writer Richard Wright who said "black American writing is a war over the nature of reality. Describing the world in our terms is the first step towards changing it". The admittedly intellectual and academic convictions expressed in the Seminar make such a war in the context of India untranslatable in simple terms. Can the English be equated with socioeconomic power as the term 'white' can be? Should' English be relegated to the status of a tool language so that creative effort in the future is more an individual effort and less the product of a group? Rushdie suggested that the politician and the writer are natural rivals. A chauvinistic redefinition of terms with writer and politician as allies could create an internal colonialism to protect vested interest. The academic/political games of power need to give more thought to the fundamental changes needed for creative effort for the voice of modern India to be heard.

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