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Paper Title: Literary Representation of Pandemic :A Study of Siddhartha Gigoo's Love in the time of Quarantine
Authors Name: Rumania Ashraf
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Published Paper Id: IJNRD2203044
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 3, March-2022
Abstract: Literary representation of pandemic –A Study of Sidharat Gigoo’s Love in the times of Quarantine Literature and life has always gone hand in hand .It is natural to witness chain of events of human turmoil and suffering being portrayed in literary works .As novel is essentially a social form novelists cannot keep contemporary events out of its purview. Siddhartha Gigoo author and filmmaker in his novel” Love in the times of Quarantine” shows the precariousness of human life brought about by catastrophic corona virus. Plagues have been recurring fact throughout human history we have historical records of the pestilences that swept across the world. Most famous literary works to come out of plague are Giovani Boccaccio’s “The Decameron”,Albert Camus ‘s “The plague “,The Scarlet Plague “by jack London and “The last Man” by Mary Shelley .What marks the literature ofplague pestilence, and pandemic is a commitment to try to forge a meaning out of the raw experience of panic,horror and despair.Narrative is an attempt to stove off meaninglessness and in the void of the pandemic serve as a purpose of trying desperately to stop pain and the bleeding.In “Love in the Times of Quarantine” Siddhartha shows how the catastrophic corona revolutionized the face of humanity and existential angst is actually felt.The boundaries of caste ,creed,class,religion and region have been ignored by the virus leveling all to the mercy of great powers and reminds us that world isn’t ours,life forwar is on hold ,the future uncertain and road ahead unclear and falling apart.The loss of physical contact ,life structures and future life visions shatter core beliefs. Jurgen Habermas in recent interview said “that we have never had so such knowledge about our non knowledge and the necessity to act and live in conditions of uncertainity.” Siddhartha shows how ambiguities cloud thinking of characters and decision making .Individual identities are consciously erased alienation ,entrapment can be understood in the light of situation in which characters are situated.The novel has two parallel stories one is of lovers separated by time zone due to lockdown suffering lack of ac tion and communication. Another of the migrant laborers family that has nowhere to go .Framed in the initial 30 days of nation’s first of its kind lockdown and how characters act towards survival in a fragmented world with oscillation of past and present in the story.The symbols of uncertainity are day turning into nights but amid this uncertainity is hope contrasting the darkness in the world with light of the day.He paints a vivid picture of two lovers under the attack of what he calls ‘but born spiky ball shaped ,geargous looking infinitesimal virus with a name befitting a royal”.The paper seeks to highlight how Siddhartha’s use of different expression of voices change narrative and literary illusion.It will be studied how time is a motief in novel and aids readers to get intended meaning by reading and rereading of novel.Despite its superficial fragmentation”Love in the time Quarantine establishes a form of unity.The paper will address and discuss how Siddhartha fictionalize the experience of pandemic ,trauma ,alienation ,time and identity and in what ways are such representations significant in relation to living through corona virus.
Keywords: quarantine,pandemic,love,relation
Cite Article: " Literary Representation of Pandemic :A Study of Siddhartha Gigoo's Love in the time of Quarantine", International Journal of Novel Research and Development (www.ijnrd.org), ISSN:2456-4184, Vol.7, Issue 3, page no.379-382, March-2022, Available :http://www.ijnrd.org/papers/IJNRD2203044.pdf
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Page No: 379-382
Country: srinagar , kashmir12, India
Research Area: Social Science and Humanities 
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