ISBN 9788132109532,The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance

The Intelligent Person's Guide to Good Governance



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788132109532

ISBN-10 8132109538

Hard Back

Number of Pages 406 Pages
Language (English)


Society, Representations and Textuality: The Critical Interface brings together papers from various critical perspectives of Humanities and Social Sciences. The work (a) takes stock of the recent developments in critical theory and cultural studies; (b) studies the impact of these developments on the understanding of social reality and the human predicament in India; and (c) brings together scholars from North East India who are engaged in the project of understanding society and communities in their chosen intellectual practice. The book is the first-ever attempt to establish a dialogic encounter between critical practices in Humanities and Social sciences, hitherto considered to be autonomous in their own disciplinary boundaries. Further, the volume addresses issues of identity and autonomy of a multicultural India, particularly with reference to the interface between hegemonic cultures and politically and culturally persistent smaller communities. A significant feature of this book is its attempt to theorize and describe the myriad manifestations of the critical interface between society and literary/cultural productions. Table of Contents Foreword Introduction I: TEXTUALIZING SOCIAL DISCOURSE Science and Literature: A Study of Rabindranath Tagore's Music Rabindranath Tagore's Philosophy of Art and Literature The New Comparative Literature 'To Come' as a Critique of Cosmopolitanism Islam and Theodicy: A Critique of Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood's Theological Approach to Evil Suturing of Selves Past: The Body in Revolution Literature, Society and the Calling of Creative Public Spheres: Beyond Adaptation and Meditative Verbs of Transformations II: TEXTUALITY AND REPRESENTATIONS Enugula Veeraswamy's Journal: A Study Kafka : Literature, Law and language Understanding Tribal World View: A Painter's Perspective Reiterating Stereotypes: Assessing the Role of Women in Contemporary Jatra The Reinterpretation of Historical Trauma: Three Films about Partition Identity and Politics in the Songs of Contemporary African American Women III: SOCIETIES, LITERATURE AND THE ETHNIC LIFE-WORLD Society and Literature in Northeast India: Articulating Marginality Transcribing Orality: A Study of Ki Jingsneng Tymmen The Interface of Mizo Society and Literature Folklore and Folk Traditions as a Cohesive in Nepali Community in India Utpala Ghaley Sewa Singing The Nation: Pratima Pandey Barua, The Princess of the Lost Lores The Revenant in Some Urban Legends of Shillong Inter-Community Relations in Medieval Bengal As Reflected in Contemporary Bengali Vernacular Literature Bibliography Index