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India, invaded by various races – Mongols, Afghans, Turks, Iranians and the British – to name a few, was always able to absorb and enrich not just itself but also the occupying forces over the centuries through an assimilation of each others cultures, cuisines, languages and customs. For instance, the profound influence of Persian poet …

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In the course of familiarizing myself with Canadian literature, I discovered essays by literary critic, university professor and editor Northrop Frye.  He had explored the “garrison mentality” theme common in Canadian literature, assumed to arise from part of Canada's cold climate, northern wilderness and colonial mentality and fears of the emptiness of the Canadian landscape and …