Focus Area for November 2022 Issue

LITERARY/CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF SILENCE -and- SILENCE AS LITERARY / CULTURAL DEVICE “And the rest is silence…” (Shakespeare) Many times, art in its appeal holds its forte by deliverance of something like silence. The artist/author thus makes a serious use of silence in her /his work. Many times, silence speaks louder than words. There are effects […]

Focus Area for May 2022 Issue

Literature and film have an affiliation since the early years of cinema as filmmakers and scriptwriters adapted or were inspired by mythology, drama, poetry or biblical stories. Although they are two distinct mediums of representation, their associations lie in methodology and object of study. Film can be read following theories like Marxism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Postcolonialism, […]

Out of Lesbian Bond, Heterosexual Bound as A Metaphorical Suicide: A Lesbo-Anomic Reading of Shobhaa De’s Snapshots

Dipak Giri Ph. D. Research Scholar, Raiganj University (West Bengal)(dipakgiri84@yahoo.in) Abstract Anomie in sociology is a condition that distances an individual from prevailing social standards or norms. An anomic state of mind suffers social alienation and self-distancing. When an individual becoming victim of anomie, prefers the path of suicide, such individual deems to be called […]

Demystifying Anthropocentrism: Othering and Identity in The Vigil by Sarah Joseph

Gayathri Varma U Research Scholar,Department of English,St. Joseph’s College, (Autonomous)(Kerala) (rgv13.94@gmail.com) Abstract The paper is an attempt to read the novel Oorukaaval(2008) by the Malayalam writer Sarah Joseph, translated as The Vigil (2014), a reworking of select episodes of the Ramayana through the perspective of Angadan, Bali’s son,in the light of present-day ecological, animal-centric awareness. […]