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Volume 1 Issue 11

April 2015

Nature and Man’s Epiphany: Transforming Terrains in A Bowstring Winter and The Collector’s Wife
Dr. M. Rosary Royar, 
Associate Professor & Head (Retired), 
The Research Centre of English, 
Fatima College, 
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
The article could be broadly divided into two parts. The first part renders the views of several noted writers on nature; they have looked upon it as a biotic community and man is part of it; when man gets in connection with it, it nourishes his inner being and makes him come in touch with himself. The views range from romantic ecology to positive aesthetics. Many writers hold that virgin nature is beautiful. Nature is not just a self-existent entity. On the other hand, it has intrinsic value and man is in a position to preserve it to avoid the peril mankind faces. The second part takes up two texts namely The Collector’s Wife (2005) by Mitra Phukan and A Bowstring Winter (2006) by Dhruba Hazarika to examine the depiction of nature. Hazarika seems to capture the sights and smells North — East India, specifically Shillong. The tale revolves around a deadly game of passion and hatred, trust and treachery. It is Dor Kharkongor, ace archer, who has the spirit of hills. In The Collector’s Wife, Rukmini, the collector’s wife residing in Parbatpuri, Assam faces turmoil and violence in the land. Kidnappings, extortion, political instability and shooting seem to be the course of life. In the midst of this how does nature soothe Rukmini?
Nature; Manís Epiphany; Dhruba Hazarika; A Bowstring Winter; Mitra Phukan; The Collectorís Wife.
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