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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!
Author(s): Akhlesh Lakhtakia

Paper Abstract

Never intensely religious and now indifferent to religion for over three decades, I have been relentlessly pursued by religion all my life. Every atom of India, where I was born and raised, is steeped in religious lore. At temples that are liberally sprinkled all over, devotees let the bells rest only at the peak of the night. Most days in every neighborhood, a Brahmin recounts a scriptural saga on a loudspeaker. Several times during the day, the muezzin issues his call to the faithful, also on a loudspeaker. In this atmosphere, which is quite often marred by clashes between the adherents of different religions, I went to college for five years in Varanasi, perhaps the holiest city for Hindus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2013
PDF: 4 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 070198 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.070198
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
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Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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