WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE’S MACBETH – TRAGEDY OF DEEDS

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 at Stratford on Avon in Warwickshix. His father was John Shakespeare and his mother was Mary Nee Arden, at the age of seven William was sent to the Town Grammar School where Latin was taught. But he seemed to have learnt more from other boys and nature, which […]

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THE OPPRESSED CLASS: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND IN THE WRITINGS OF P.SIVAKAMI’S THE GRIP OF CHANGE AND OMPRAKASH VALMIKI’S JOOTHAN:A DALIT’S LIFE

The word “Oppression’ is defined as treating people unfairly, especially with overuse of government power.  Oppression means feeling weighed down physically or emotionally. ‘Oppression’ can refer to an authoritarian regime controlling its citizens via state control of politics, the monetary system, media, and the military; denying people any meaningful human or civil rights; and terrorizing […]

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“BLACK AMERICAN POETS”

If we’re to believe Plato, poetry is nearer to truth than history. That saying certainly holds for groundbreaking black poets like Langston Hughes, who wrote unapologetically about the world through the eyes of a black artist. Numerous black poets have made waves in the literary world, from Gwendolyn Brooks, who in 1950 became the first […]

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SPIRITUAL QUEST IN SIDDHARTHA AND THE ALCHEMIST

The project based on the Spiritual Quest in Paulo Coelho’s alchemist and Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha. Both of these novels have been as modern classics even in the 21st century. Come under the category of psychological novels. Both these works of art are built on the theme of self realization or spiritual fulfillment through self-awareness, self-exploration […]

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PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: A CUSTODIAN OF NOVELTY SPECIAL REFERENCE TWO POEMS

 “BEAUTIFUL AND INFECTUAL ANGEL BEATING THE VOID HIS LUMINOUS WING IN VAIN”                                                                                                  – Mathew Arnold              P.B. Shelley is the greatest English lyricist and romantic poet. The elder son of Timothy Shelley heir to a baronetcy and a great fortune. Percy Bysshe Shelley was born at Field Place, Sussex on August 4, 1792. At […]

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DECODING THE TABOOS: GENDER DISCOURSE IN INDIAN WOMEN WRITING WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANITA NAIR’S LADIES COUPE

             The word  ‘Feminism’  seems to refer to an  intense awareness of  identity  as a  woman  and  interest in  feminine  problems. The  subjugation of  woman is a central  fact of  history  and  it is  the main  cause  of  all  psychological  disorders in society.             Recent form of feminism that came to existence after 1960s has […]

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HAYAVADANA: A QUEST FOR IDENTITY

Hayavadana is a 1972 play written by Girish Karnad which drew thematic influence from Thomas Mann’s ‘Transposed Head’ and from the Indian myth. The play seeks to question- where is the self occupied: in the head or in the body?             The main plot of the play begins with the triangle love of Devadatta, Kapila […]

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CHARLOTTE LIVES IN JANE EYRE

Bronte sisters were the legends of English literature at a time. Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte were sisters and writers whose novels have become classics. Charlotte was born on 21 April 1816, Emily on 30 July 1818 and Anne on 17 January 1820 all in Thornton,Yorkshire. They had two sisters, both of whom […]

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HAYAVADANA: DIGGING DEEP IN TO MYTH AND REALITY

Girish Raghunath Karnad, the great Indian playwright, poet, actor, director, critic and translator, was born on 19 May 1938 in Matheran, a town near Bombay. Girish Karnad grew up in a small village in Karnataka where he had first experience of the indigenous folk-theatre. He is one of the most renowned media personality in the […]

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