International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Humanities | India | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023

Theorizing Fearism': A Critical Study on Arupa Patangia Kalita's Short Stories "Written in Tears"

Om Prakash Pokhrel

Abstract: The present paper aims to study the short stories of Arupa Patangia Kalita from a very new perspective in literary theory that is 'The Philosophy of Fearism', a first east - west dialogue, an emerging philosophy that deals basically with the issues of fear in human life. Arupa Kalita's stories highlight her concern about ecology, social issues and the traumatic conflicts in human life; nonetheless, we can delineate her philosophical visions of Fearism in her portrayal of characters. The characters go through fearmorphosis, they are being watched by panopticans and sometimes scapegoat the innocent people, even the Nature with modern weapons and gun powder. Subba asserts that fear is terminator as it owns power of all power; Arupa kalita's stories can also be interpreted with this perspective because the characters are found to be a fear Sisyphus, always under the multiple eyes or lenses of fear.

Keywords: Fearism, fearmorphosis, scapegoat, panopticans, fear sisyphus

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,

Pages: 1547 - 1551

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