From Marginality to Congruity: Revisiting Marginality through a Canonicity of Jain and Sikh Literature

Dr. Varun Gulati Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (varun.gulati@gov.in) Abstract This paper examines the influence of Jain and Sikh literature, attempted to provide a critical discourse on marginality as a response to the widespread cultural and political violence, radical upheavals and individual differences. Marginality is universal phenomenon, mentioned in different cultural and genres with […]

The Use of Food Imagery and Representation of Culture in Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Part and A Man of the People

Dr. Lakshminath Kagyung Assistant Professor, Department of English,Dibrugarh University (l.kagyung@gmail.com) Abstract This paper is an attempt— to critically analyse the food and food habits of the Igbo society, to understand how the dominant discourses of the society shape the symbolic significance of or meanings associated with food, and in the process to examine the use […]

Nation and Nationalism: Feminization of the Nation and its Evolutionary Transcendence in Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri

Arijit Goswami Assistant Professor, Department of English, Gorubathan Government College (goswami_arijit@yahoo.co.in) Abstract National movements aim to achieve a geographically and politically identifiable construct primarily based on the otherness of the colonized selves involved in comparison to the colonizers. The masculine nature of any freedom struggle is imperative given the patriarchal nature of society at large. […]

Literary Texts towards negotiating the Practical Problems of Life : A Model

Dr Ravindra Pratap Singh Professor, Dept. of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow (rpsingh.lu@gmail.com) Abstract The present paper discusses the association of literature with the real-life situation with reference to an essay “Of Studies” written by English essayist Francis Bacon. Bacon’s text “Of Studies” well appropriates the purpose and utility of reading, writing […]