The Midnight Grandchildren ~ Articulating the Postmodern Spirit in Indian Culture and Literature
The phrase ‘Midnight’s Grandchildren’ in the title of the current issue of the journal stands for the generation tending to take forward the remarkable accomplishments made by the post-independence era of India towards new dimension. In 1980, ‘Midnight’s Children’ was the name Salman Rushdie gave to India’s first post-independence generation; which was an echo of the words of country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The word ‘spirit’ in this context means the ethics, the basic principles of Postmodernism. Principle, which is not a considerable thought for postmodernism, as it believes in liberation, a sort of nihilism, rather than getting into any decorum or stigma.
Today, as Midnight’s Children head into retirement, a new generation of Indians – The Midnight’s Grandchildren are entering towards adulthood. Born in the reform era that started in the mid-1980s and then accelerated in 1991, they are, above all, liberalization’s children.
Over the last two decades, a fresh stream coming from the western world with the name ‘postmodernism’ has become a buzzword in numerous fields entering into the lives of this liberal generation of India. Earlier it was used as a cultural phenomenon; but now it has acquired a significant status in all realms. The present issue of the journal calls for a clearer understanding of Postmodernism in the Indian context and offers a platform to express creative ideas and perspectives about the same.
Sub Themes (Not Mandatory)
– India as a Postmodern Culture
– Multiculturalism and Identity
– Postmodernism in Indian English Fiction/ Poetry/ Drama
– Postmodernism in Indian Cinema
– Postmodern Art in India
– Cultural Hybridization
– Postmodernism and Globalization
– Translation in the age of Postmodern Production
– Postmodern Translation
We invite papers across the disciplines and across the world. Only the original and unpublished papers will be considered. We will appreciate new ideas. Paper should be written within 3000-5000 words. Paper should include abstract, key words, brief bio note of the author and proper work citation. Besides the articles on above said topics we are accepting TRANSLATIONS, INTERVIEWS, and BOOK REVIEWS etc. on any area. Paper should be written following the MLA 7th edition style sheet. Authors are requested to take it seriously; otherwise papers will be rejected despite of quality without any notice. Paper can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com by may 31st, 2015 .No paper will be accepted after the dead line. Any further enquiries please feel free to contact the editors. For more details you can visit our site mentioned below: https://ijclts.wordpress.com/
THIS ISSUE WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE OTHER SECTIONS OF PREVIOUS ISSUE OR PROPOSED IN PREVIOUS CFP, LIKE TRANSLATION, INTERVIEW, BOOK REVIEW, CONFERENCE REPORT ETC. INTERESTED SCHOLARS CAN CONTRIBUTE ON THESE PROPOSED AREAS. ………….
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