Monday, February 9, 2009

[little] India Reads

Just to add to what I consider the impressive list of books that the kids have absorbed recently, Ben and I [often with Caitlin listening] plowed our way through The Hobbit, Ben and Me, Dashavtar [The Ten Incarnations of Vishnu], and children's versions of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Caitlin has posting privileges here, so she should tell you herself what she's been reading...I have trouble keeping track of all of it.

As for myself, I've been reading Discipline and Punish and The Order of Things by [do we really need the wiki link?] Foucault [and if you don't know who Foucault is, now really, go find out at least a little], which have been inspiring, and Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman, which is really very disturbing. Also, the Symbolism of Evil by Paul Ricouer [Mr. Hermeneutics of suspicion and of charitability] which has a great deal of good stuff to say about confession, plus, thank you very much, the under-studied and overquoted Les Confessiones des Peches of Rafaele Pettazzoni [wikipage? hah!]. And a slew of tibetologicobuddhisticism.

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