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Passage to India: Oscillating between love and hate. The emotional reception of India as the subject of Indian studies
Acta Orientalia Vilnensia
Vilnius UniversitySince time immemorial, India has evoked strong emotional reactions from the Europeans attracted by her rich civilisation. These reactions range from love beyond explanation to shock and panic leaving a deep impact on the personality concerned. In this presentation, the author touches upon the problem of the emotional reactions to India among the European general public and its possible written sources. One can often notice that even the scholars of Indian studies succumb todoi:10.15388/aov.2008.2.3704 fatcat:jg4p2s4lazgo3kjgvnf74iinyu