“India” in Baltic Cultural Space: Dimensions, Perceptions, Imaginations

  • Svetlana Ryzhakova
Keywords: Cultural imagination, Baltic, India, acculturation, perception


This paper is based on the personal experience of author; it points outs the basic references to both real and imagined India in the Baltic states, Latvia in particular. Apart from the global context of fusion of cultures, the ‘Indian’ – ‘Baltic’ connections lies in national romanticism related to the comparative linguistic, as well as an idea of particular cultural similarities between Indians and Latvians and Lithuanians.