Beyond Borders: Rethinking Cultures
BEYOND BORDERS: RETHINKING CULTURES is an outcome of the proceedings of the International Seminar hosted by the Department of English in 2017. The Seminar Title is “Recreating Spaces: Language, Culture and Gender Issues.” A critical analysis of the umbilical relationship between literary discourse and socio-cultural forces help us to decode the zeitgeist of art and life in any society. The overwhelming complexity of the socio-cultural continuum across a wide array of literary texts helps us to understand the dynamics of cultural representation, variance, alienation and assimilation and integration with the manifold implications of myth, history, gender and religion unified into a global context. This book contains papers on different themes pertaining to culture and its ramifications in the context of literary discourse the world over. The authors discussed in this volume are Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe,Saleem Haddad, Amin Zaoui, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Alice Walker, Indira Goswami, Mulk Raj Anand, Toni Morrison, Anita Desai, Bucchibabu, Albert Camus etc. This book, it is hoped, will prove to be a great resource to all scholars and academicians pursuing research and willing to work in the areas ofsocio-cultural studies in world literature.