Research Related Articles
Rising of Young Native American Voices : Encapsulation and Amplificatio of Bitter History.
Author - Dr. Uttam Ambhore, Professor, Department of English, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Abstract – ‘Rising Voices’ is one of the anthologies of young creative writers; in fact school going children trying to express their feelings in the high tone. Editors – Avlene Hirschfelder and Beverely R. Singer arranged this book with, “honest and hearfelt; expressing a variety of strong emotions with subtlety, simplicity or irony but always with intelligence and conviction” (Kokes Reviews). The young editor Hierchefelder – comments, “Young people speak to these issues with intelligence, dignity, wit and remarkable insight. Their words bear vivid, often eloquent witness to the realities of their lives over the past there hundred years. Native American Writing is specially known for its features of searching its roots in rich oral tradition. One can see the reflection of this tradition in their writings. Students ranging from class IIIrd to high schools of many parts of America like – New Mexico, Alska, Ariozona, Utah, Manatona and other states represent the period from 1880 to 1991.
Adapted, Distorted, Subordinated: Folk Art and Cinema (With reference to Marathi folk and cinema)
Author : Dr. Mustajeeb Khan, Associate Professor, Department of English Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Abstract: - Folk arts have been embedded with its ritualistic, traditional and religious cultural codes forming a semiotic thickness and density. It is always signified with the codes that communicate the encrypted message to the audience without reverting its linguistic and paralinguistic signals and norms to have social and political reforms, awareness and change in the society. On the contrary cinema is a medium which develops scientifically and technically from last 125 years. The signaling codes of communication are mostly two dimensional and restricted to the linguistic and paralinguistic patterns. Its hunger is too large that cinema has gulped all the forms of folk arts for the sake of entertainment and consumerism. It has developed its own grammar and forced the audience to convert them in to consumer and changed the concept of folk art. The cinematic grammar has encrypted the semiotics of folk art and converted it systematically to fulfill the need of contemporary time.
The semiotic, kinesics and proxemic relations of folk art and cinema need to scrutinize so as to mark the difference between the two structurally. When cinema has changed the social and political concept of the contemporary time, the place of folk arts is supposed to locate within its frame work in Indian context. The paper thus examine all the queries with the help of the semioticians like Umbertto Eco, Kozwan, Hall, Bharucha, Rege and many more. The cultural and social encryption and semiotic density requires a serious attention and it will be explored through Maharashtrian folk arts like ‘tamasha’ and ‘lavani’ and its reflection in Marathi cinema.
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?
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).
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.