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Ameli Rezaei M. Power and truth in, Lion and Cow story. LIRE 2018; 14 (58) :81-104
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The story of line and cow is one the main stories of Panchatantra, in which power relations and its connection with science and rationality, can be investigated. In Fukui treatment, power is and interactive and mutual action, which is productive and ways of resistance against it leads to creation of new forms of behavior. Knowledge and Truth regime is not neutral and forms based on the discourse of power in each period. Sixth century is the peak period of intellectual and cultural interactions between different ideas. Panchatantra that is confluence of Iranian Islamic and Hindi culture, similar to epistles of this period which are affected by Iranshahr idea, is based on three major principles, including: Importance and attention to wisdom, justice and class meditation. What can be observed regarding power relations in story is challenge in these three situations. Panchatantra Opposition to accepted definitions of wisdom as well as its expertise in language, challenge the established order and logic of its resistance practices  against ruling power and discourse system. On the other hand, the policy of governed power to punish and insist on enforcement of intellectual practices in punishment, is a respond, which is apply due to fear of reverse power relations. In this story, power play is not based on force and one-way‌ domination, but it is based on a reading of rationality that show the whole system and structure of story believable, logical and rational.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Language and Linguistics
Received: 2017/06/24 | Accepted: 2018/01/23 | Published: 2018/03/18

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