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The Cult Of The Androgyne

Subtitle: Reflections in Life and Literature, Art and Religion

Authored By: Shruti Lahiri

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389110678

Year of Publication: 2020

Pages: 310

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories

Price in Rs. 840.00

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About the Book


In postmodernist and poststructuralist approaches, the very idea of men and women as discrete and unitary categories is challenged. What emerges is an alternative gender status that offers a range of possibilities, from only slightly effeminate men to androgynous or transgender persons to those who completely cross-dress and act as women.The book The Cult of the Androgyne: Reflections in Life and Literature, Art and Religion attempts to trace the source of this cult in the past history of human society and in the ancient religious ethos, beliefs and practices. Simultaneously, it makes a sweeping survey of the influence of this cult in present social life, in literature and in the sphere of aesthetics. The volume encompasses a frank autobiographical confession of one, claiming to belong to this group, examines the androgynous constitution of the animal world and traces the reflection of this cult on Indian Nrityashastra.

About the Author


Dr. Shruti Lahiri is an Associate Professor in the Department of English (UG and PG) in Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah, West Bengal. She has completed her Graduation and Masters in Jadavpur University. She has been awarded PhD in the year 2013. Her thesis was titled: Gender Imperilled: A Study of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure AndAll's Well That Ends Well. Her area of interest is Gender Studies. Dr. Lahiri has co-edited a book Gender in Literature: Some Perspectives, which was published in 2015. She has several International and National publications to her credit. She also delivers lectures in different Colleges and University from time to time.