Authored By: Sukumaran C. V
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 128||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Women Studies
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
This collection of short essays is a first person narrative of the different aspects of the simple and symbiotic village life which was/is disturbed and destroyed by 'development' that subverts the symbiotic relationship between the Environment and the human beings. The underlying thread of the essays is a passionate love for the Environment that sustains Life on Planet Earth. The essays deal with almost all aspects of human life-gender issues, our education system that deprives the children of their childhood, political hypocrisy, and die environmental devastation that causes cataclysmic climate changes.
Leaves torn out of Life invokes the readers to shed the anthropocentric outlook that has been the root cause of the human onslaught against the Environment, in order to avert the climate catastrophe that is imminent.
The author who hails from Palakkad district of Kerala has completed his post-graduation from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His articles on gender, environmental and other socio-political issues are published in The Hindu, The New Indian Express, The Hans India, and the current affairs weekly Mainstream etc. The disappearance of paddy-fields and paddy cultivation and the indigenous flora and fauna due to the human greed and development mania that devastate Nature, inflicts irrecoverable scars in his mind and in his writings he juxtaposes die old agrarian lifestyle which was symbiotic and hence without having water or air pollution, with the present 'developed' lifestyle which deprives us of fresh air to breathe and fresh water to drink. His writings help the readers walk down their memory lanes and find the terrible environmental cost we have paid for the so called 'development' which smothers us.