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Topography of Urban Imagination in Modern Malayalam Novel

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  Anilkumar PV   It is not without profound sorrow that one admits to oneself that in their highest flights the artists of all ages have raised to heavenly transfigurations precisely those conceptions which we now recognize as false: they are the glorifiers of the religious and philosophical errors of mankind, and they could not …

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The Invisible Matter between the Particular and the Universal: Dalit Identity and Indian Parliamentary Marxism

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  Anilkumar PV Primo Levi’s writing is a sad and remarkable testimony to the ineluctable epistemological crisis one finds oneself in when writing becomes an act of confronting the nuances of the particular and the universal. His writing looks directly at the unfathomable terror of modernity encapsulated in the Nazi gas chambers. The relentless skeptic …

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A Peep into the Soft Porn Film Industry of Keralam

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  Anilkumar PV The setting of the last millennium saw the rise of a new star in the horizon of Malayalam film industry: Shakeela. It was in the year 2000 that her first Malayalam movie Kinnara Thumbikal was released. This low-budget movie, with a credits lacking in credible names, came out very strongly and went …

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God qua Impotent Witness: Geoffrey Hill’s “Ovid in the Third Reich”

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Anilkumar PV   non peccat, quaecumque potest peccasse negare, solaque famosam culpa professa facit. —(Amores, III, xiv) I love my work and my children. God Is distant, difficult. Things happen. Too near the ancient troughs of blood Innocence is no earthly weapon. I have learned one thing: not to look down So much on the …