War Zone''s Enigma: War on Terror or Peace. A Study of Victors, Victims and Values through the Select Novels on War Zones

Dr. Pallavi Thakur

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111 pages

Rs. 1000/- ($80)

About The Author

Dr. Pallavi Thakur, Completed her Ph.D. from IIT Roorkee and is currently working as Assistant Professor at SHSS, Sharda University, Greater Noida. Her area of interest is Professional Communication, Technical Writing, Indian-English Fiction and Canadian Literature. Currently, she is working on Human Rights Violations in conflict zones with a special emphasis on women and children. She has a teaching experience of more than 14 years. She has authored three books and published several research papers in national and international journals. The titles of her books are: Shashi Deshpande’s Fiction: A Woman’s Journey and Business Communication and Khaled Hosseini’s Novels: Echoing Silence of a Fragile State.

She has also delivered lectures on various national and international forums like a lecture on Bacha Bazi at John Jay college New York and a lecture series on Business Communication for UGC programs in India. Her ‘An Interview with Shashi Deshpande’, one of the great Indian novelists, is proving beneficial for the current lot of researchers. She is also working on Dalit literature and literature based on forced migration of Kashmiri Pandits. To understand the trauma associated with Kashmiri Pandits’ genocide and di-aspora, she interviewed the renowned writer, Siddharth Gigoo. Recently she has also interviewed Ms. Bama Faustina Soosairaj, one of the renowned female Dalit writers of India which dis-cusses in detail the subaltern status of Dalits in contemporary India with special focus on Dalit women.

About The Book

A war is the manifestation and mainstay of power systems. No war has assisted in establishing peace rather it has incurred irreparable loss and trauma. Its aftermath not only unveils the shifting borders of the countries but also the pulverised lives of the indigenous. The desire of the warring nations to grow geographically, economically, politically and maintain a hegemonic position internationally blinds it to the threats it causes to the people.

As long as there have been conflicts and wars, authors have attempted to comprehend them by turning the atrocities of the war zones into stories and endeavouring to salvage anything of value from their wreckage. Joe Woodward, in his article The Literature of War, wrote, “as long as there has been war, there have been writers trying to understand it.” The book is an attempt to examine the impact of wars and conflicts on individuals, society and nations. It critically discusses the writings of myriad authors who have either experienced war or have been witnessing the cataclysm as a distant observer. The book will assist the researchers to critically evaluate the politics of war and its everlasting impact on the survivors. It brings forth the race for justifying racial, cultural and national superiority that seems to have obliterated every speck of humanity. The book is an effort to understand the enigma of war which destroys peace and reinforces terror.

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