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An impressionistic history of the
South Asian Subcontinent
It is foretold! The torrential flow of inexorable destiny!
Vol 1 - An ephemeral glance at feudal languages!

Chapter Two

Subjective or objective?

Many years ago, an ‘over-smart’ ‘nondescript’ ‘scholar’ had informed me of a major defect in my writings. That is that they were all totally ‘subjective’ and not ‘objective’ at all.

What this man hinted was that whatever I wrote were my own personal feelings or personal experiences, and that they had no connection with actual reality. Actually it was just a case of him being accosted by the green-eyed monster.

However, let me first deal with how the subjective versus objective issue would infect this writings. After that I will move forward.

One man applies for the driving licence. He goes to the RTO office and remits the required fee. After that he attends the Driving Learner’s Test and passes it. With the permission received from this licence, with the assistance of a trainer, he learns to drive a car.

After that he applies for the main Driving Test. He attends the Driving test. Seeing his driving skills, the RTO office informs him that he has passed the Driving Licence test. Within days, he gets his Driving Licence.

This is the Objective information with regard to getting a Driving Licence.

However, in reality, the procedure to get a Driving Licence is not that easy. Actually the real experience can be of two totally different kinds. One is to give the amount mentioned by the driving school. In this amount, the bribe for the RTO office employees will be included.

Once this amount is given, getting the Driving License is quite easy. In the earlier mentioned Objective narration, the critically important item, that is the bribe amount has not been mentioned or hinted at.

Without giving the bribe amount, if a person were to be so arrogant as to imagine that he can get his Driving Licence based on his own driving skills, there is always the possibility that his experience would be quite different.

If these two latter mentioned experiences are described, they would be quite different from the earlier-mentioned Objective description. And they can be mentioned as ‘mere’ subjective. For, aren’t they just individual experiences?

This kind of subjective character is there in my writings. Even though this can be seen as a defect, when one stands aside and experience events, and refuses to follow common conventions and thought processes, one might come across experiences which are not common.

In the current-day history writings of the South Asian Subcontinent, the truth is that the above-mentioned Subjective kind of items (example: the critical information on the bribe amount) are being missed or deliberately left unmentioned.

0. Book profile

1. The introduction

2. Subjective or objective?

3. The personal deficiencies

4. Desperately seeking pre-eminence

5. Feudal languages and planar languages

6. History and language codes

7. The influence and affect on human beings

8. Malabari and Malayalam

9. Word-codes that deliver hammer blows

10. On being hammered by words!

11. What the Negroes experienced

12. Who should be kept at a distance?

13. Word codes which induce mental imbalance

14. Codes of false demeanours

15. Self-esteem and the urge to usurp

16. Urge to place people in suppression

17. The mental codes of ‘Upstartedness’

18. Codes of rough retorts!

19. The diffused personality

20. The spreading of the substandard

21. How the top layer got soiled

22. Government workers and ordinary workers

23. How the pulling down is done

24. The antipathy for English

25. Quality depreciation in pristine-English

26. Dull and indifferent quality of English

27. Unacceptable efficiency and competence

28. Subservience and stature enhancement

29. Codes of crushing and mutilation

30. The essentialness of a servile subordinate

31. The repository of negativity!

32. The craving for ‘respect’

33. The structure of the Constitution of India

34. The situation in Britain

35. The rights of a citizen of India

36. When rights get translated

37. Three different levels of citizenship!

38. How the mysterious codes get disabled!

39. The craving and the urge to achieve

40. A Constitution in sync with native-culture

41. A people-uprising in the history

42. The new ‘higher caste persons’

43. When the nation surrenders

44. The nonsense in academic textbooks

45. The bloody fool George Washington

46. The wider aims of English education

47. Administration in Malayalam

48. Who should ‘respect’ whom?

49. When antique traditions come back

50. The competition among the oppressed

51. The terror of a lower becoming a higher!

52. The battering power of language codes

53. Verbal sounds which create cataclysm

54. The demise of the power of small despots

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