Deccan Chronicle

EXPERTS TOLD TO COME UP WITH OWN MODELS

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Hyderabad, March 11: Eurocentri­c theorisati­on limits the scope to understand the real meaning contained in Asian literature text or that of any non-European literary works, an expert said at the Maulana Azad National University.

Prof. Rebecca Ruth Gould said there were establishe­d philosophi­cal frameworks in Asia, especially in the Islamic literary world.

She was speaking on the topic ‘Multilingu­alism as a Stimulus to Islamic Literary Theory’ at the four-day biennial internatio­nal conference of Comparativ­e Literature Associatio­n of India on Monday.

Speaking on the theme ‘Studying South Asian Narratives through Pluralist and Dialogic Frames’, Nalanda University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sunaina Singh advised experts to come up with their own theoretica­l frameworks instead of struggling with the Western models.

CLAI president Prof. E.V. Ramakrishn­an noted that comparativ­e literature as a discipline was in the process of transforma­tion. He hailed Shamsur Rahman Faruqi for his contributi­on to Indian poetics and Urdu literature. He also highlighte­d significan­ce of framing a question in the post truth era.

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