Border conundrum and Renu
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Nepal, April 28 -- A paper presented by Bhaskar Gautam, a Nepali academic and scholar of pragmatic politics, and chair of North South Collectives, at the South Asian University seminar held in Delhi on April 22 and 23, was a revelation to me in a number of ways. The theme of the seminar organised at the initiative of Dr Mallika Shakya, faculty at the Department of Sociology, South Asian University, being 'Poetic Imagining(s) of Southasia: Borders and Nations', Gautam's take on 'The poetics of borderland: life and work of Phaniswharnath Renu', a famous revolutionary and Hindi writer, was part of that important musing. In this short paper I have discussed about Renu and the symbolism evoked by his imagination about the dynamics of the open ...
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