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Cyborg Mantras, Technologies, and the Temporalities of Tradition

Tina K. Ramnarine

Abstract

This article takes it point of departure from conversations with Gumbula that centred on the transmission of tradition and British imperial histories. It focuses on examples from India and its diaspora, discussing the mantra, in particular. This is a traditional genre evoking cultural and spiritual heritages, but it is also connected with cyber technologies. The discussion concludes with observations on post-national thinking and predictions from physicists on the future of humanity as a multi-planet species.

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Published Online: 2019-01-29
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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