Name (in full) of Participant: Smt. Himanshu Kandpal Designation: Assistant professor in English Name of the Institution: Govt. M.S. College for women, Bikaner (Rajasthan) E- Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Number: 09784728738 Title of the proposed paper: Reinterpretation of Draupadi's myth in Shauna Singh Baldwin's play We Are So Different Now Abstract Myths are important part of any culture and society. Indian scriptures abound in mythological stories which are reinterpreted and revised numerous times by the contemporary writers because these stories are deeply ingrained in the collective unconscious of Indian society and forms the ideological basis of thinking.
Charles Dickens’ novels are usually set in the backdrop of the industrial age and Hard Times is no exception. Dickens presents “a criticism of the ‘Hard Facts’ philosophy and of the society which he believed increasingly to be operating on the principles of that philosophy” (Arneson 60). He puts forward the fictional setting of Coketown as a living factory that epithomises the “satanic industrialism […] derive[d] from an inhuman application of geo-metrically abstract principles in society, education, and religion” (Bornstein 159). Such society is thus in itself a regulated machine and unwilling to accept social change. Considering Dickens’ criticism of utilitarianism, it is therefore unusual that the narrative in Hard Times remains ambiguous
The writers made a distinctive between the classics and moderns. The goal of creating modern art was a major concern until the end of the nineteenth century. The new emerging culture would undermine tradition and authority in the hopes of transforming a contemporary society. Modernism was closely related to the idea of the Avant-Garde. It’s a term applied to the artists who are engaged in introducing original and experimental ideas, playing with the forms and techniques to lead its significance in the society and gradually become widely accepted.
Between economic recession, technological changes and social shifts have put musicians, journalists and graphic designers and so on out of work. In Culture Crash Timberg delves deeply and extensively into the root cause of this crisis in America’s creative sector. Scott Timberg considers the human cost as well as the unintended consequences of shuttered record stores, decimated newspapers, music piracy and a general attitude of indifference. He discusses the artist's place in today's society as well as identifying social tensions and contradictions concerning the artist's place that “have plunged the creative class into a fight for survival.” Timberg focuses on writers, dancers, artists, musicians, architects and graphic designers, but not ones who are household names. It’s not the Beyonces or JK Rowling's that he is concerned with.
Malvolio, in turn, collides with the social limits, ‘from his transgression of sumptuary codes to class intermarriage’ (Selden, 1989, 168). Shakespeare is evidently elaborating what could happen if one tried to transgress in society. The audience can establish a connection to Malvolio and his aspirations as they see how the social order paradox works. Shakespeare echoes the asperity of attempting to break the
The instant reaction is that of panic and despair. She realizes that being able to see clearly is essential if she is to become real. She returns to the city but as a new being with nature. Now she has obtained the power to see and power to act. Anita Mazumadar Desai is one of the distinguished Indian English novelist whose writings have attracted most extensive critical attention in India and abroad.
In such situations, the emotional idealism and practical realities are also very often at variants such as the novels of Anita Desai. The inner most psyche of her protagonist is revealed to us through their interactions with those who are emotionally related to them on the basis of kinship. Anita Desai is another luminary of this brilliant group of women novelists in the firmament of Indian fiction in English. She is gifted with a sensibility with her aesthetic goals. Though not admittedly feminist, Anita Desai is aware of a predicament of Indian women writers.
The Untouchable Spring -G. Kalyan Rao “Anger, lust and such other evil passions raging in the heart are the real untouchables.” – M.K. Gandhi Kalyan Rao, the author of ‘Untouchable Spring’, is a contemporary writer and a Dalit convert Christian. He believes in the Maoist ideology and armed struggle of leftists to propagate and promote the need for social, economic, and political share of Dalits on par with upper castes. “The untouchable spring”, originally written in Telugu, explains the predicament of Dalits in a post-independence era. It reflects upon the Indian society, culture and other interlinked pieces of religion and caste.
Moreover, this novel is a Marxist critique of the caste system that is embedded in modern India. The system of caste provokes social clashes in Indian society. In it prevails the ideologies that governs people throughout their entire lives. This Hindu system divides the families in strong castes and weak ones. If a person is born into one of them, depending of his caste’s status, it will determine his future occupation.
The present paper is concerned with evil of untouchability and the need for radical empathy. The reader will realize the humiliation and physical assault as well as mental agonies of the untouchables throughout the novel. Keywords: alienation, humiliation, social discrimination, human dignity, suppression. INTRODUCTION: Untouchable, Mulk Raj Anand 's debut novel and magnum opus. It is a social novel based on the theme of the evil of untouchability in India.