Our words dance between the lands of objectivity and subjectivity. Every term as a denotation is tainted by multiple connotations, which are singular to every individual depending on his or her unique experiences. This multiplicity makes our linguistic communication diverse, but the same spaces also give birth to mis-interpretations.
The aim here is to analyse the distance between subjectivity and objectivity, with yet another subjective point of view, or an opinion. I do not make any claims to being informative, considering that it has been increasingly thought to mean so. Here, I try to create for myself a space to have an opinion for which I, being the author, take the full responsibility. I do not attempt to label myself as either an activist or a non-activist, since I do not think that is really important in the larger project I am considering here. Under analysis will be human behavior in the context of a society. Geographically, the regions in context fall in the regions of Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
Laying my personal interests in this region, I studied them and now teach at Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). I travel around, observe, talk to people, become them, and write. My words here shall comprise of my observations and experiences. I will speak about words and terms and try to redefine them in the way I observe. This process will require of me to rethink, hence producing a collection of what has been ‘Rethought’.
If you are willing to be a part of this project, you can contact me by email at shreyamparikh [at] gmail [dot] com, and I will be more than happy to talk to you. You can also submit articles and other contribution pertaining to the topic. And I am open to your suggestions too. I am usually found between India, France, and Lebanon in general. If you are in or around there, feel free to get in touch.
Project Rethought: Rethinking the Thought by Shreya Parikh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at projectrethought.wordpress.com.