Nature In The Industrial Revolution

1202 Words5 Pages
During the era or industrial Revolution, there was even a protest against destruction of Nature by industrialization. As such the nature poets were influenced by the Rousseau's clarion call of the Return to Nature." In our post-industrial age, there has been a world-wide revolution of return to nature or of the safeguarding of the destruction of nature because nature is our foster -mother: It upholds our whole existence. So says S. Murali, "In the present post- industrial age (although a large percentage of the world's populace are non -beneficiaries of the industrial produce) ecological concerns have been surfacing at a drastic pace in every sphere of living: "nature has now come to be recognised as intrinsically, valuable, independent of…show more content…
They believe that all nature is sacrosanct, that the earth itself as a living organism is capable of experiencing pain and pleasure. This holistic view of the universe is also very beautifully described by Kalidasa in his writings (Choudhury 1999:172-173). Our basic ethos have taught us to live in harmony with nature, in a relationship mutual dependence. The ecology, i.e. the earth, with its rivers and rich flora and fauna, is an intricate web of life. Development in the western pattern causes annihilation of this living organism ecology; it destroys our resources rapidly. As such our chief concern at present is to think of alternative means of development which should be eco-friendly by "technology with a human face and that will link development with culture or, in other words will boost the cultural ecology. As have been dilated in several of the world literatures, the nature/ technology /environment is feminine. The destruction of Nature is ravish/oppression of the Mother, that is, the rearer of the human…show more content…
[2000(a): 3]

The poetess ponders over the contemporary systems of living in Arunachal and contrasts them with the ancient ways of life and agriculture. She has been an observer of the changes in the tribal society over the time:
I know/ from faces that I meet/ in these lives/ that have crumbled/ that the past lives /in these eyes/ that the jungle show s / sometimes ......the mountain knows/ how we pressed our hearts/ against its earth/ we placed the shadows/ where they are/ in the leisure of dreams/ the sky wind knows,/ how we grew flowers/ in fields of stone. (ibidem).

She has been a close observer of the wide socio-cultural and eco-cultural changes in her land, Arunachal Pradesh, which is known as one of the 16 biodiversity hot -spots in the vi odd (Future Generations 2004:7). The men, mountains, rivers, trees and harvests have been her important subjects. In her poem entitled "Sky Song," she says _
We left the tall trees standing /We left the children playing/ We left the women talking, and the men are predicting Good harvests, or bad/ that winged summer/ We left, racing with the leopards of morning

More about Nature In The Industrial Revolution

Open Document