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A Reading of Samanth Subramanian’s Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast: Indian Context and Culture

Fishing is a major industry in coastal states of India that provides employment to over 14 million people in recent times. According to the statistics, India has 8,118 kilometres of marine coastline, 3,827 fishing villages, and 1,914 traditional fish landing centres. India's fresh water rivers and canals, minor and major reservoirs, ponds and lakes, flood plain wetlands and water bodies makes India a major supplier of fish in the global market. In such country, fish is the centre of not only food but also of memory, culture, economy, history and society for some people.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY AS A POLITICAL STRATEGY

The contemporary recognition of autobiography is that it is a constructed narrative of the self. There have been several instances in history when a person has been “represented” to the world through defective voices from the hegemonic realm of our society. Autobiography is a medium through which one can freely talk about one’s self in a much more democratic way. And for those, especially women, who were forced to surrender their self for epochs and centuries, autobiography can definitely be a powerful political strategy to construct their selves.

THE MAKING OF HISTORY OF TRANSLATION: A HISTORIAN’S DISCOVERY OF THE PAST: A WESTERN CONTEXT

History is a human creation. History is written by different historians from different points of view. For centuries, the writing of any type of history and especially that of Translation Studies (TS) has been viewed insignificant, non-creative and therefore inferior activity. However, many history books written so far include cultures, races and religions of not only the Source Language (SL) text but also those of the Target Language (TL) text.

Colonial Imprints in Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man

After independence, we as a nation feel that we are free and all the colonial signs are removed but it is not true.  ‘Colonialism’ is generally defined as a settlement in a new country. It related to the people who settle in a new locality. Post colonial critics like Ania Loomba opposes this definition writing that it is an inaccurate and inadequate definition because it does not refer to the exploitation, domination of the country, economy and culture as well as the mass suffering of the colonized people.

MOTHERHOOD ON THE MARGIN : A STUDY OF MAHASWETA DEVI’S MOTHER OF 1084 AND BAYEN

A woman passes through many phases in her life. She is a daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Motherhood is a blessing, a way of life. It permits a woman to express her total self with tender feelings. But life is not fair arithmetic, and motherhood is not a blessing for some women in a patriarchal society. They are under the myth that motherhood is the sphere essentially fated for women. Women are subaltern sexes who are supposed to be reproducers of mankind- considered to be child bearers and rearers. But patriarchy misuses this role as an instrument to subordinate women as a whole.

Dalit Novel : A Comparative Study of The Stepchild and Untouchable

In recent years, there has been a spurt in Dalit literature in India that attempts to bring to the foreground the experiences of discriminations, poverty and violence being faced by the Dalit community. This unprecedented development is a part of a growing need of the Dalits themselves to articulate their experiences which have for long been silenced and marginalized as unliterary. The present research paper is a comparative assessment of two prominent works- Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable and Joseph Macwan’s The Stepchild.

The Concepts of Human Rights in the Vedas

Many Western scholars with their colonial and missionary ambitions claim that the concept of human rights is a Western concept but they are not absolutely right. It is also a fact that all human right principles have not western roots. These intellectuals have not taken into account the full development that took place prior to the Renaissance and colonial period. The universality of human rights is based on the universal values prevalent in all the major civilizations of the world.

Rendering Of Feminine Consciousness And Desire For Emancipation In The Novels Of Uma Vasudev

This paper endeavours to bring to the fore the hitherto unexplored world of present-day Indian women in the novels of the noteworthy Indian English novelist Uma Vasudev. This writer has chosen for her themes the female sensibility and psyche attempting to break free from the age-old conditioning of the society. Majority of these female protagonists are involved in illicit relationships which they feel are lending a new meaning and sense of purpose and direction to their lives.

THE MYTHICAL STRUCTURE, FOLKLORE AND SUBJECTIVITY IN GIRISH KARNAD'S NAGA MANDALA

“The real function of literature in human affairs is to continue myths’ ancient and basic endeavor to create a meaningful place for man in a world oblivious to his presence” says Vincent B. Leitch. In that context, Girish Karnad’s plays reflect upon contemporary Indian cultural, religious, psychological and social life through the use of myths, folktales and historic legends. His ‘Naga-Mandala’ revolves round the tale of Rani who is treated as a dumb member by her father and her husband, with neither voice nor choice.

YASMINE GOONERATNE'S A CHANGE OF SKIES: A STUDY IN DIASPORIC EXPERIENCE

Etymologically, the term ‘diaspora’ is derived from the Greek term ‘diasperien’. ‘Dia’ means ‘across’ and ‘sperien’ means ‘to sow or scatter seeds’. Currently, the term, ‘diaspora’ is referred to those displaced communities which have been dislocated from their homeland through migration, immigration or exile. They are the hordes of displaced persons and communities moving across the globe. ‘Diaspora’, therefore, suggests dislocation from a geographical location of origin and relocation in another territory or country.