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I am one of 50-odd performers invited to the farm to invent, rehearse and perform Shatterer of Worlds.
The place where Oppie waxed poetic, "There floated through my mind a line from The Bhagavad-Gita in which Krishna is trying to persuade the Prince that he must do his duty: 'I am become death, the Shatterer of worlds.
When he witnessed the first successful test he was so overcome by what he had done that he quoted from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad-Gita - "I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds.
To him she is the shatterer of his dream of a re-established dynasty that would have rescued his family from colonial extinction--but what his horrible words demonstrate is the genealogy of violence in the colonial space, as black men oppress the women alongside whom they are oppressed.
Robert Oppenheimer, the 'father' of the atom bomb, was under no illusions about the monster he had unleashed, choosing words from Hindu scripture: 'I am become Death, the shatterer of worlds'.
The most celebrated transposition of word and revocalization is that of Bevan, who transposes the word [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and--repointing [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]--renders the clause as [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "when the power of the shatterer (of the holy people) should come to an end," (11) referring to Antiochus IV.
Anna, as the thought-provoking shatterer of convention, abandons prohibition and all it entails in order that transgression alone will triumph.
It was Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, who, after the detonation of the first atomic bomb at the Trinity site in New Mexico, declared, citing the Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita, "I have become death, the shatterer of worlds.
Here, eros is the anarchic force, the shatterer of propriety.
These conclusions are bolstered by quotes and stories, such as that by Robert Oppenheimer reminding us that "as the (mushroom) cloud rose up in the distance, he recalled (lines from the Bhagavad-Gita:) I am become Death the shatterer of worlds.