Travel hunt…

With the YIF project, the team is following a few travellers who came to India in the Mughal times (near about Shakespeare’s & Aurangzeb’s) and got massively attracted to India. Some kept coming back, while some made India a home.

Now the intriguing part of the research is a couple of real questions: what about India attracted them, aside the visible aspects of say religion & business. And, what body experiences did they have which met that craving the desire to travel & stay put, greater than the need. In the Lacanian world, desire can never be satisfied but it comes to fruition with the creation of a desire. And while I do think it is possible to answer what you do as a result of it, I do not think there’s a reason why you don’t have a desire.

Lacan: “desire begins to take shape in the margin in which demand becomes separated from need.” And as Slavoj ลฝiลพek puts it “desire’s raison d’รชtre is not to realize its goal, to find full satisfaction, but to reproduce itself as desire.””

Sometimes I travel to go away, to think through. Sometimes I go away because I do. 

8 comments
  1. Thanks S. At the risk of sounding too cliched, sometimes I also travel to get to myself ๐Ÿ™‚

    Y- ๐Ÿ™‚ I do often think, there’s more connecting us than Jupiter…

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