[ilds] Indian Mertaphysics

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 12:09:54 PST 2015

Hello all,

These are helpful comments, Gulshan.  One small correction -- the 
"Forgetting A Homeless Colonial" is my own piece in /jouvert/, which is 


I'm glad to hear it was of use!  For anyone who doesn't know, the /Pied 
Piper of Lovers/ and /Panic Spring/ editions are in stock for the 
various European Amazon sites via their lightning service.  I don't 
think that applies to India, but they're still very much in print.

I'm also glad for your comments on Elizabeth Gilbert.  What you call 
touching innocence is really a material legacy of colonialism.  We have 
this in Canada as well, and it's at least good for tourism revenues, but 
it incurs costs too...  I tend to see Durrell as very clear eyed on that 
point in its various complexities.

All best,

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