You should have been left here in our care. Most of the literary conflicts that seized the totalitarian countries during the 20th century stemmed directly from relentless efforts by the state to reduce elite literature to the level of the popular. Certainly, Aristotle is primarily interested in the theoretical construction of tragedy, much as an architect might analyze the construction of a temple, but he is not exclusively objective and matter of fact. It reflects and stimulates the prejudices and parochialism of its audience. The monkeys make sorrowful noise overhead. Those writings that are primarily informative—technical, scholarly, journalistic—would be excluded from the rank of literature by most, though not all, critics. Poverty and the work on the land is so much a part of their daily living that they must have a tremendous, inclusive faith to make such living possible.
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Yet their plays, and the poetry in which they are written, differ completely. Gandhi saw that most Indians suffered from discrimination. The Seljuq era, regarded as the second classical period of Persian literature, is one rich both in prose and poetry. Afro-Asian drama relates to Afro-Asian culture. Each had his own personal form. The animal flapped its wings higher into the sky. The Great Awakener of Indian nationalism, Gandhi was considered the architect of Indian independence through nonviolent revolution.
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A few writers remain confined to the elite. Called to, a thousend times, I never looked back. First, the literary situation has to be established. But it is in the oral traditions of the villages that the arts of India are really alive. His Poetics the surviving fragment of which is limited to an analysis of tragedy and epic poetry has sometimes been dismissed as a recipe book for the writing of potboilers. What actually happened, and in what way did literature evolve up to the present day?
What is afro-asian epic? Such is the salutation to the dawn. In the nineteenth century Saba, poet laureate to Fath Ali Shah, composed a divan and an epic called the Shahanshahnameh; as a poet he was excelled by Neshat, also author of a divan. The Raja took one look at the bird and liked it once. Yet the values of great literature are more fundamental than complexity and subtleties of meaning arising from language alone. Three notable poets of the period are Iraqi, author of the mystical Lama'at or Flashes; Amir Khosrow, known as "The Parrot of India" and author of no less than five divans, and Zakani the satirist. Presently, they landed safely on the palace grounds where the Princess lived.