By Shakuntala Devi
A tremendous and engaging contribution from the popular mathematician Shakuntala Devi with regards to homosexuality. This was once e-book was once written by way of Devi after she chanced on her husband used to be homosexual and became interested within the sector
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The sign–referent relationship is playfully disrupted, showing the relativity of the ‘truths’ and ideologies inscribed by the dominant discourse of the Islamic rule with the physical reality and ‘truths’ of the children. The tensions and differences of ideological viewpoints are carried through to the ways the Iranian women represented in the text see the veil as either an object of oppression or a sign of religious observance: ‘Everywhere in the streets there were demonstrations for and against the veil’ with the illustration showing women dressed in chadors chanting ‘The veil, the veil’, and women in modern dress countering with ‘Freedom!
All these contexts have different forms of knowledge and systems of rules in relation to the acquisition of truth. 2 Illustration from Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi believes lies in her ‘new destiny’ (121); part of this destiny lies in studying Art. 5 The comic-strip format of the Persepolis texts juxtaposes Unveiling the Truth 27 a graphic tradition of fantasy or untruth with a memoir that carries a tradition of truth-telling. Whereas photographs are often part of the truth-telling that memoirs or autobiographies attempt, the black-andwhite comic strip of these graphic novels shows how truth-telling need not rely on conventional styles of illustration, but can create its own poiesis.
In order to live outside the home, she had to hide her true beliefs and attitudes, something which she found difficult to do. However, the imposed totalised, enclosed thinking that existed beyond the home was incapable of recognising points of view other than its own, and was another form of solipsism that did not allow for alternative truths. The fundamentalist rules and standards, especially in relation to dress codes, education and male–female relationships, were taken as set in stone, to have a timeless truth.