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Richard H. Davis

the image of a "palimpsest" (2:6) to convey the point: one may discern through the current practices of Draupadi cult ritualists the imperfectly erased remnants of all other schools of Hindu ritualism. The author follows the sequence of events in a paradigmatic Draupadi festival. Originally

Gordon P. Means

its readability and its value. Portraying the cult-ritual of Draupadi as a palimpsest of all Hindu ritualism, rather than as a historically situated enactment by modern-day south Indians, he fails to allow his readers to linger long enough in one place to enter imaginatively into the festivities or to

Graziano Krätli

. However, one may also find a more fundamental symbolism in the palimpsestic nature of the wooden tablet, on which the pupil writes and erases succeeding fragments of a text that is growing in installments virtually (or, to be more precise, mnemonically) rather than physically. Consequently, the graduation

Rosanna Pirelli

structure 11 devoted to one of the gods of the large Pantheon of Asyut (Kahl 2012: 3, and chap. 3). We can add that, if the last column on the right was really a palimpsest, the structure underwent some re-working at a certain time. As to the original collocation, if we rely on the fact that, to date, no

Nuno Bicho, João Cascalheira, Jonathan Haws and Célia Gonçalves

validity and collections from surface scatters with no information on the importance of multiple human occupations at each site or the so-called palimpsests. Furthermore, the complete absence of a detailed absolute chronology for either of the two regions under scrutiny limits our interpretations. We are


World Differently We etch ourselves into ... culture, in complex palimpsests of knowledge and desire. (Meena Alexander 1998:152) Analyzing representations of Muslims in the media suggests that it has become dangerous to be perceived as one-dimensional in the public sphere. As a Muslim myself, I do

David G. Frier

versions of history, but also noting that even Nora himself concedes the survival of multiple different memories into the present (Legg 2004: 494), while de Certeau (and others) who have examined space in terms of palimpsestic views of history lay stress on the importance of individual subjectivity