Monday, May 28, 2012


A workshop was held in the Wyanad on the way in which language uses metaphors derived from the landscape. We met in the home of Baby and Shirly, and a short walk from their home were paddy fields leading down to a stream. On the other side of the stream was the forest. This movement from cultivated land to the forest wilderness has been understand in Indian thought as the distinction between Nadu and Kadu.  Visually it was the contrast of open spaces with the vertical pattern of fields leading down to the stream, and on the other side the vertical tall tree trunks of the forest reaching up to the sky.

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