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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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Poetry and Parochialism in Kerala: Sugathakumari opens a Pandora’s Box

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  Umar. N The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek, in his customary impish fashion rephrases Heidegger’s oft-quoted dictum that ‘language is the house of being’ as ‘language is the torture-house of being.’ For him there is no genocide without poetry. Sugathakumari, a major Malayalam poet, and winner of Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, …