Exploring the Sacredness of Nature

Eco-spiritual Realization in Gopinath Mohanty's High Tide, Ebb Tide

  • Narayan Jena SRM University Chennai
  • Swagatika Parida
  • Pramod Kumar Das
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Abstract

The central concern of the paper is to show that nature plays a significant role in shaping the spiritual self of a modern man.  It tries to explore the possibility of the realization of the unity of life and integrated order in the world outside the confined territory of narrow human self. Such realization as the substratum of eco-spirituality, results in the extension of love and ascribing meaning to every object of nature. In the backdrop of such ideas the present paper intends to examine Gopinath Mohanty’s High Tide, Ebb Tide to show the fundamental ground of varied human consciousness being integrated with the unified principles of nature, and the possibilities of the realization of nature’s sacredness in the process of the realization of the ‘self’ as an extension of the unity of nature.

Keywords

Words: Nature, self-realization, ecology, spiritualism.

Author Biographies

Narayan Jena, SRM University Chennai

Narayan Jena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, SRM University, Chennai. His areas of interest include Postcolonial Ecocritical Studies, Postmodern Literary Studies, Ecopolitical theories and Ecocultural Studies.

Swagatika Parida

Swagatika Parida is an assistant professor in the Department of Business Administration, SRM University Cennai, Her area of research includes Island narrative, sociology of tribal life, cross-cultural communication and business communication.

Pramod Kumar Das

Pramod Kumar Das is an Assistant Professor the Department of English, KIIT Bhubaneswar. He translates Oriya literary pieces into English and vice-versa. His areas of interest include Historiography, Postmodern studies, Green Studies and Indian Writing in English.

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Published
2018-11-10
How to Cite
Jena, N., S. Parida, and P. Das. “Exploring the Sacredness of Nature”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 5, no. 4, Nov. 2018, pp. 59-80, https://literaryjournal.in/index.php/clri/article/view/165.
Section
Research Papers