Edited By: Nandini Sahu
Year of Publication: 2015
|Pages: 206||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: English Literature
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Half Of What I Say Is Meaningless But I Say It So That The Other Half May Reach You.
Khalil Gibran, Sand And Foam.
Art Is An Endeavor At Self-articulation, Self-construction, Self- Realization And Self-transcendence—precisely, Of Reaching Out. Octavio Paz, The Great Mexican Poet Had Said, â€•A Human Being Is Never What He Is, But The Self He Seeks.â€– For Walt Whitman, The self was so great that it could include multitudes or Fernando Pessoa, The Portuguese Poet Who Penned In 75 Heteronyms To Convey His Numerous Personalities. There Are Poets like W. B. Yeats for Whom â€•every Soul Is uniqueâ€–. Gandhiji Considered Self-realization To Be The Object Of His Life, When He Wrote, â€•What I Want To Achieve, What I Have Been Striving and pining to achieve these thirty years is self- Realization, To See God Face To Face, To Attain Moksha.â€–
For different people, the manifestation of art has a Different Mode. Unlike Gandhi, Who Thought That Private Morality Has A Demeanor On One‘s Public Life, There Is An Artist, Kamala Das, Who Was No Role Model For Anyone And She Didn‘t Need To Worry About The Public Or Private Morale. Her Literature Was The Journeying Of Her Feminine Selfhood. Again, The Literatures Of The Marginalized Conceivably Require A Disparate Reading Subterfuge. Art Can Be A Means For Continued Existence For Women, A Technique Of Their Quest For Autonomy From Patriarchal Designations, conventional Metaphors and Predictable Public Roles. Man Often Requires A Harmony And Distinctiveness Across time by redefining the self as a Fortification Alongside Degeneration And Contradicts The Things
of Having Concealed The Isolated World Order. Women Are More Conscious Of Their Uniqueness And Are Equipped To Acknowledge Inner Flaws and Incoherence, fissures And Disagreements, but Men Shield Over Breaches In Recollection, Maladies In Time And Space, Uncertainties, Disinclinations And Visionless Adverts. A Woman Cannot Involve Herself As A Completely Inimitable Personality as She is conscious of How she is distinct as a Woman, Whose Collected Individuality Has Been Demarcated By The Prevailing Male Ethos. The Rudimentary Feminine Logic Of Her
â€—self‘ is Associated With The World While The Elementary Masculine
wisdom Of Self Is Distinct. It Derives To Be Demarcated More In Terms Of Rejection Of Kin And Construction Of The Self, Whereas The Female Character Embraces An Essential Designation Of Self In Connection With The Other. This Alteration Also Spreads Over To Other Parallel Circumstances. The Contemporary Self Is A â€—divided Self‘, to quote R. D. Laing‘s illustrious expression. Avant- Gardism Transfers Us Into A Tumult Of Eternal Fragmentation And Restoration, Of Conflict And Ambiguity, Uncertainty And Suffering. We Are Perpetually Trapped Between The Panorama Of Complete Annihilation And Boundless Evolvement, Bane And Conflict, Then Groundings For War And The Tussles For Reconciliation. The Post- Colonial Situation Augments The Pressure As We Are Trapped Between Our Ethnic Culture And The Time-honored Culture. Globalization Nurtures The Demand About The Prospect Of Our Yesteryears, Sponsoring Artistic Blankness In Its Fatalities. Even The Selection Of The Semantic For The Expression Of Art Converts Itself Into An Apple Of Discordance. The Fusions Of The Self Of The Diasporic Author Too Is Distributed As S/he Resides In, In Homi Bhabha‘s language, a â€—third space‘—between The nation He Comes From And That Of The Home He Now Actually Dwells In. All These Dissections And Battles Are Epitomized Best In The Literature Penned By The Post-colonials In General.
But Ultimately, It‘s About Life And Literature, With No Such Clear Line Of Demarcation About Men‘s Writing Or Women‘s Literature; or mainstream literature And subaltern studies. Because Literature Divulges The Clash Between The Sociopolitical
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edifices Of Human Beings And Their Tangible Life-histories. It Reveals Their Multiple Selves Fragmented Between Their Self- Perception And The Others‘ discernment Of Them As Well As The Contemporaneousness Of Their Assertion And The Pronounced History.
I Take Immense Pleasure In Offering The Third Issue Of Interdisciplinary Journal Of Literature And Language (IJLL) To Our Esteemed Readers—which Celebrates Life And Literature.
Dr. Nandini Sahu