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Title: Foregrounding the animal stance: A critical study of maneating Leopard of Rudraprayag
Authors: Rani P.
Kumar, Nagendra
Published in: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
Abstract: The present article argues that the representation of the animals in the colonial texts try to reassert and reconfigure the colonial rule on the colonised subjects. Likely, the handling of the non-human animals by the colonials in sporting or non-sporting ways erects an invisible and persistent hegemonic control over the native land. As far as the processing of the big cat animals, particularly a man-eater is concerned; it emerges with convoluting the sound factors of race, gender and supremacy. The shooting of the man-eater animal by a white is purely a forefront which designs an imperial masculinity. Through a critical analysis of Jim Corbett's text Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, the study aims exclusively at: first, to explore the role of an animal (Leopard): a vital object in contouring masculinity. Secondly, to foreground the animal stance, questioning the human authorised version of a man-eater and the enduring human rule over the nonhuman animals. The discussion implants the leopard, a subject of explication, as an essential character; liable to his 'natural' proviso. © AesthetixMS 2016.
Citation: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (2017), 9(3): 151-160
URI: https://doi.org/10.21659/rupkatha.v9n3.16
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/8793
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Tarun Tapas Mukherjee
Keywords: Animal studies
Animals
Imperial masculinity
Jim Corbett
The man-eating leopard
ISSN: 9752935
Author Scopus IDs: 57194566521
57209158194
Author Affiliations: Rani, P., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Kumar, N., Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
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