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Ecocriticism, Green Studies, Ecofeminism, Pastoral, Postmodernism

The geographical and the environmental backgrounds are of paramount concern in the postmodern literary criticism. The local color creates the verisimilitude to present the issues of socio-political concern. Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay, one of the most popular and acclaimed novelists of the present Day Bengali literature, is among the few to meticulously give voice to the ecological concerns. This paper attempts to gauze the extent to which the ecological concerns are delineated in three of his novels – Charone Prantore (1993), Vanga Nirer Dana (1997), and Kathar Katha (2008) by delving deep for the ecological issues in these novels. These novels are selected to mark the specio-temporal dislocation of true environmentalist writing. The fractured time frames often resurface, disintegrate and often regenerate themselves in the broader matrix of interrelated issues. Tripartite time merges into one linear whole. Nature is at a flux and defies the fixed conceptual boundaries. Village goatherd Bishu in Charane Prantore, transforms into a food seller and through him the pastoral is seen rapidly changing. The young ornithologist Disha Chowdhury of Vanga Nirer Dana, through her apparent futile search for the endangered Bengal Florican, unveils the utmost importance of the animal rights, the government and public negligence to the ecological crisis and the necessity for the fight for environmental protection. Kathar Katha is at core an amazingly original text of Ecofeminism. I have read the texts as reflection of the environmental issues that transcend the boundaries of time and space and become universal. The interconnected changes of environment, Cultural and human society are the focus of this research paper.

Paper ID : tirj/January22/article-3

Page No : 31 - 38

Published In : Volume – 2, Issue – 01, January 2022

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E ISSN : 2583-0848

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