A Study of factual nihilism from the selected Poems of Keki N Daruwalla

Authors

  • Pansy Evangeline Victor Research Scholar in English, St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science for Women, Hosur, Tamil Nadu,India.
  • Dr. K. Lavanya H.O.D. English St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science for Women, Hosur, Tamil Nadu,India.

Keywords:

Nihilism, Human race, self-anarchy, universal anarchy, logical impulses.

Abstract

Factual nihilism prevailing today is analysed through the poems of Keki N Daruwalla, an eminent Indian poet. The paper portrays the beginning days of integrated relationship. The world is brimming with man’s passion with the mortal existence. Daruwalla’s poems depicts the oneness, dominance and anarchy of the global system. The world revolves with the existence of sacred, nature, human, culture and society. Now, there is a shift from integrity to hierarchy, where the sacred is respected but the human stands in dominance over nature. The current scenario of the world lies stagnant with no integrity of human, culture and society. Human is submerged in flowing water of logical impulses, brain power, luminosity and judgement. Humans have lost their way in the wilderness of the universe after new technologies, scientific researches and accumulation of wealth. The poems of Keki N Daruwalla focusses on the world of chaos and discernment. The paper is a study human scepticism from the selected poems from the anthologies namely From A Summer of Tigers, The Scarecrow and the Seasons and The Scarecrow and the Owl.

The world pictures to be in a pathetic situation today with man as a centre of exploitation of sacredness, nature, cultural oneness and societal values. Anarchic oikos explains the fact of humans deviating away from the whole. Human demands anarchy. Anarchy has paved way for chaos, disorder and disorganisation. ‘self-anarchy’ has led to ‘universal anarchy’. Man stands with disposition with human against human, human against nature, clash of socities and loss of culture.  There is a decline from generation to generation with respect to the happenings prevailing in the world today.

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Published

2018-12-31

How to Cite

Victor, P. E., & Lavanya, D. K. (2018). A Study of factual nihilism from the selected Poems of Keki N Daruwalla. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 11. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6424