Changing Landscape of Punjab: An Ecocritical Reading of Balbir Parwana's Select Fiction by Dr. Amandeep Singh

  • Dr. Amandeep Singh
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In contemporary Punjabi fiction, Balbir Parwana holds an important place. In his novels, he tries to trace out the changes occurring in socio-cultural spheres of Punjabi society. Physical landscape of Punjab has transformed greatly after green revolution. In this paper, two novels of Balbir Parwana Gehar Charhi Asmaan (2010) and Katha is Yug di (2011) have been studied from the ecocritical point of view. These texts foreground the changes occurring in the natural spaces, and being one of the few contemporary texts that give so much thought to environmental degradation, these texts are a commendable effort to bring into focus the hitherto neglected and ecologically fragile region of Punjab.

KEYWORDS: Ecocriticism, landscape, Punjab, nature, degradation


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Author Biography

Dr. Amandeep Singh

Dr. Amandeep Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor in Centre for Comparative Literature at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda. After completing M.A. in Punjabi and M.A. in English, he did a comparative study of Punjabi and English Diasporic Fiction during his Ph.D. for understanding the crisis of identity. His major interests include diasporic fiction and ecocriticism.

How to Cite
Singh, D. A. “Changing Landscape of Punjab: An Ecocritical Reading of Balbir Parwana’s Select Fiction by Dr. Amandeep Singh”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 33-40,
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