Research Projects

Research Projects

Digital Feminism : A Study in Sanskrit, English and Urdu Literature

Author - Dr. Mehrunnisa Pathan

Abstract - A critical inquiry into the field of feminism made me to think seriously on two major areas: first Digital feminism and second Are we really in the fourth wave of feminism. There could have been lot of discussions and deliberations on the first, second and the third wave of feminism. The title of my research paper is an inspiration from an article published by Blue Stockings Magazine by Ragnar Jonson, who is the Blog managing Editor of the Magazine entitled Is the 4th wave of feminism Digital?

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Religion Debate and Cultural Studies

Author - Anand Ubale

Abstract - A system of beliefs and practices, found in every culture, that formalizes the conception of the relation between man and his environment. It helps explain difficult and seemingly inexplicable events. Religion embodies the idea of a supernatural power and of
personified supernatural forces. Ceremonies, rituals, and observances are used to communicate with the supernatural, with certain persons believed to have greater access. Religion organizes a group’s members in a condition of solidarity and gives a broad base to social interaction, being a symbolic statement of the social order. Religion suggests a system of authority, which enables one to know what is right. It permits imagination to express itself. (1991, 451).

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Bharata's Natyashastra: Fundamentals of Dramatics and Aesthetics

Author - Bhimrao Bhosale

Abstract - Natyashastra has been a classic on dramatics and aesthetics which has been commonly attributed to Bharata, the sage for its authorship. It has been founded on human psychology prevailing under conditions of India’s cultural system with a focus on stage performance. Rasa theory is at the centre of the Natyashastra. Natyashastra is an analytical text of dramatic performance that categorically characterizes fundamentals such as Natya, Vithi, Bhav, Vyabhichari Bhav, Satvik Bhav, Vibhav, Anubhav, Rasa, Rasa Sutra, Nishpatti, Model Spectator, and highly spiritual concept of Shantih. The significance of the text lies in its applied relevance for both creative and critical aspects. It displays philosophically as a classic as well as contemporary text.

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Adapted,Distorted,Subordnated: Folk Art and Cinema.

Author - Mustajeeb Khan

Abstract - Folk arts, in Indian cultural context, have reformed the society in beliefs and educated them in respect of ritualistic, traditional and religious cultural values. It is part of people’s life and the society knows the reason, causes and occasion to perform and watch it. The name itself is self explanatory, it is actually a democratic process, known to the people, performed by the people for enlightening and educating the generations. It is not having a specific format as it is an orature rather than literature. Historically, the folk art has exerted resistance against the hegemony. These ruling and powerful forces know the means and modes to captivate the psyche of the large society. Folk arts try to locate such elements and semiotics of it and have a major role to play in creating social, political awareness amongst the mass which is mostly uneducated in Indian context.

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