Samyukta: A Journal of Women’s Studies (January 2014) Vol. XIV. No. 1

This number of Samyukta provides an occasion to ponder over the enigma of beauty. Drawing from Elaine Scarring’s On Beauty and Being Just, the number examines beauty in the abstract and the numerous manifestations of beauty that have remained with us since the earlier times.

CONTENTS

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THE ENIGMAS OF BEAUTY AND HORROR: AESTHETICS AND ETHICS OF BEING AND DOING
BINI B. S.

 

ELAINE SCARRY’S VIEWS ON BEAUTY
J. THOMAS

 

PRAXIS AS POIEISIS: “CREATING ONESELF AS A WORK OF ART”
BHARANI KOLLIPARA

 

FROM THE GYNAECOLOGICAL TO THE SPECIES GOTHIC: DORIS LESSING’S POSTHUMANIST VISIONS IN THE FIFTH CHILD
PRAMOD K. NAYAR

FAMILIARITY BEGETS BEAUTY: SURFACING OF SPLENDOUR THROUGH INTERPRETIVE COMMUNITIES
BENOY KURIAN MYLAMPARAMBIL

 

DIOTIMA TANTRA: A CROSS-CULTURAL CRITIQUE OF THE SOCRATIC SOLUTION TO THE ENIGMA OF BEAUTY
ANWAY MUKHOPADHYAY

 

“I AM ALL THINGS MARVELOUS”- BEAUTY AND AIDS IN MARVELYN BROWN’S THE NAKED TRUTH: YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL AND (HIV) POSITIVE
RAGHAVI RAVI KASTHURI AND SATHYARAJ VENKATESAN

 

BEAUTY OF THE OTHER: BEAUTY AS THE ROUTE TO JUSTICE IN THE CASE OF THE TRANSGENDER
BAGESHREE TRIVEDI

 

BEAUTY IN ART AND DEATH: BULL-FIGHTING IN HEMINGWAY 86
SHAHLA GHAURI

 

UNRAVELLING THE BONDAGE OF BEAUTY: A CONTEMPLATION 95
SHIVANI JHA

 

BOOK REVIEW
BINI B. S.

 

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