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Up the Drumstick Tree

individuals. Indeed, traditional institutions such as caste and religion provided to the entrepreneur much- needed social and economic support to wade through the risks involved in the new business. This is clear from the fact that a large proportion of industrial entrepreneurs who plunged into the new venture without concrete support from caste or professional groups suffered partial or total failures in relatively short periods. This conclusion raises the questions: What is the rela- EVERY time Vikramaditya, the travelling king, uttered the correct answer, the ghost again climbed up the drumstick tree telling him one more story with a riddle and threatening that it be did not reply his head would burst into a thousand pieces. It is an irretrievable situation. Foreign anthropologists are doing something similar with studies on women here. Their studies on symbols and myths emphasise the fact that in suppression lies power and in freedom lies powerlessness. To suffer one needs the power to suffer and to have power one needs to suffer. There is no way out. The ghost goes up the drumstick tree for another leisurely story.

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