War on Terra and Eco-Critical Discursivity: Analyzing the Role of Cultural Productions in Creating Eco-Consciousness

  •  Umaira Aleem    
  •  Inayat Ullah    
  •  Aziz Khan    
  •  Afzal Khan    


Euro-American exclusivity has been eclipsing the universalizing appeal of Ecocriticism, which attempts to counter the war on terra—the Latin name for earth. Ecocriticism also explores the connection between humans and their environment. It gives way to the examination of the environment and its illustration in literature and, by doing so, develops an investigative ecological consciousness regarding different environmental issues. The present study is aimed to study the non-Euro-American setting of Anis Shivani’s Karachi Raj (2015) through an eco-critical lens. It attempts to explore the eco-critical consciousness of the characters, highlighting the way the effort of creating eco-consciousness is made through the settings and plot of the literary text. The study focuses on environmental issues presented in the novel through various situations. The research uses qualitative method of textual analysis under the theoretical underpinnings of Ecocriticism.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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