Monthly Archives: June 2013

On Divine Mercy

A little something I fancied was eternally true while resting at peace in the merciful arms of Our Lady of Velankanni: When I am lost to myself in the darkness and madness of my despair, I hope that Our Lord … Continue reading

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Velankanni

My two main research sites are approximately 20km from one another in the Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu. I am trying to bring together two similar sites which, so far as I can tell, have never been studied together despite … Continue reading

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Chennai

It’s been some time since I updated this blog with a narrative of my travels. This is for a combination of reasons – my internet access is much less reliable now that I’ve gotten to my primary research site, but … Continue reading

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Idea(s) of India

Very frequently in the United States, I am asked how I could possibly spend so much time in India or enjoy myself while I am here; occasionally, the response is much more like sheer incredulity. (I like to think this … Continue reading

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Je Tu Rab Nu Manauna

Je Toon Rab Noon Manona (If You Want To Coax God, Coax Your Beloved) If you want God to agree with you, first coax your friend You may be able to coax God, but its problem to coax the Beloved … Continue reading

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Kashi

Some of you are probably already aware that your faithful correspondent is on pilgrimage to India. I am currently in Delhi, stealing a few moments in a comfortable, A/C equipped room with decent wifi to provide unrehearsed reflections on my … Continue reading

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Melancholy II

Have I not waited long enough, Lord? It is difficult for me to believe that worldly happiness in the indefinite future could be worth more than being free from pain forever now. I would forgive you for never making things … Continue reading

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