The Buddha through modern literary eyes
British author, Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic
Verses was regarded as blasphemous and raised ire in the Islamic
world. A fatwa condemning the author to death was issued by the
Iranian spiritual leader in 1989.The furore brings to mind the
treatment of the Buddha in two works of fiction, one originally
written by a Swiss writer and translated into English, and the other
in Sinhala in Sri Lanka.
Don Renuka Ranjaya:
Capturing nature’s glory with watercolours
Renuka Ranjaya’s persistent passion for painting
was due to his environment at home. He hails from a family of
artists. His father and brother were reputed artists. Don stphen
Raymond was one of the prominent artists for church murals and a
sculptor. Renuka Ranjaya is a chip off the old block. He inherited
the artistic skills from his father.
Science of writing
In this series on Jack Derrida’s Of
Grammatology, we further examine Derrida’s thesis under the chapter
‘Linguistic and Grammatology’. In this chapter Derrida describes the
relationship between linguistic and Grammatology.