Nature human Interface:An Ecocritical Study of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain

Jena, N and Das, P K (2013) Nature human Interface:An Ecocritical Study of Anita Desai’s Fire on the Mountain. In: Sahitya Akademi Award Winning English Novels. B R Publishing Corporation, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9789350501252

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Abstract

The idea of distinction or conflict between nature and human being is possibly the result of scientific prudence. Progress in science and technology develops the idea of nature as a mechanical system which may be used and exploited in the process of satisfying human desires. It results in the acceleration of changes in the balance of the environment. Thus, it is the need of the twentyfirst century to explore the primordial relation of human with nature in science and philosophy, history and literature, perhaps the main objective is to save it. Again human dependence on environment for instrumental as well as intrinsic purpose is undeniable and ubiquitous. In the process of searching for fulfillment amidst desperation, human being finds nature as probably a suitable space. This paper makes an attempt to study how nature plays vital role in reshaping and restructuring human life as well as how human developmental practices (both scientific and cultural) corrupt and desecrate the environment. Moreover, it carries out the study of Anita Desai's Fire on the Mountain, in the backdrop of Ecocritical ideas, in order to justify Desai's vision of nature and its relationship with the human in the novel.

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Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ecocriticism, Nature, Environment
Subjects: Arts > Liberal arts
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 04:15
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 04:15
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2255
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