Exploration of Human Ecology through Ecocritical Reading in Easterine Kire’s Sky Is My Father: A Naga Village Remembered
Keywords:Ecology, Human Ecology and Ecocriticism
Ecology is the study of interaction between organisms and their environment. Human ecology may be defined as the interaction of human beings with physical and modified environments in a distinctive and creative way. Human ecology is the study of man as the ecological dominant in plant and animal communities. Ecocriticism is the study of the relationship between literature and the environment. The ecocritical reading adds a unique perspective to the literary work.
Easterine Kire is the Nagaland poet and novelist. Her writings revolve around the people and environment of Nagaland. In the novel, Sky Is My Father: A Naga Village remembered we can understand the human ecological perspective; the environment and people of Khonoma village in Nagaland. Throughout the novel, we can observe the interaction between human beings and the nature in the Nagaland culture. In this paper, I have discussed how the interaction between natural environment and the human beings occurs through the ecocritical study.
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