Ecopedagogical Insights in Ambikasutan Mangad’s Swarga: A Posthuman Tale
Author(s):
Dr.S.Lavanya, M.Kavya
Keywords:
Swarga, Ambikasuthan Mangad, Ecopedagogy, ecocriticism
Abstract
Ecopedagogy was the movement introduced by Paulo Freire, a philosopher and educator who introduced revolutionary learning and teaching of environmental ethics. This paper focuses on the major issue of using Endosulfan, chemical pesticide through aerial spray and its long-term effects on human health and its effect on the biosphere. The novel Swarga by Ambikasutan Mangad, is a factual fiction which is based on real-life incidents. The protagonist is determined to create awareness among the innocent victims about the effects of the pesticide. He spearheads campaigns against the corrupt politicians to stop usage of endosulfan as it had caused health complications, deformed progeny among human and cattle, toxicity also causes psychological imbalance which in few cases turn fatal. The objective of this paper is to prove that literary texts can be used as pedagogic tools to create awareness regarding environmental conservation.
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Unique Paper ID: 151620

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1

Page(s): 435 - 438
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