Qualification: 
MA, BA
anusudhars@am.amrita.edu

Anusudha R. S. currently serves as Assistant Professor at the department of English, School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus.

Education

  • 2015: Teaching Knowledge Test
    University of Cambridge
  • 2015: UGC-NET 
  • 2013-2015: M.A. in English and Comparative Literature
    Pondicherry Central University
  • 2010-2013: B.A. in English Language and Literature
    Mar Ivanios College, Kerala University

Workshops and Conferences

  • Presented a paper entitled "A Journey to Revelation: Promulgation of Naga Culture" in Easterine Kire's When the River Sleeps and Son of the Thundercloud in International Conference on Ecology and Culture (December 15- 17, 2018) organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri.
  • Completed the course 'Travel Writing: Texts, Theories, and Frameworks for Analysis' organized by IIT Bhubaneswar and Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) from December 19- 29, 2016. 

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Anusudha R. S. and sekhar, A., “Prayaag Akbar's Leila as an illustration of the Tussle of the Humane to Survive in A Reign of Sub-humans.”, Literary Endeavour (ISSN 0976-299X), vol. 10, no. 1, 2019.[Abstract]


Amoral human minds establish solid lines ofdistinction between the superior and inferiorfor asserting se[fprominence. llumanistic values have been overshadowed by the eminence a_[ materialistic pro_fits in the current era. This paper examines hmv the contemporaFJ! ~vorld o.f human-subhuman encounters is depicted in Pra.vaag Akbar:\· debut novel, Leila. The authm: being a reno>vnedjournalist in India, has ennvined reality 1vith the fictitious 1vorld of his novel. The paper also validates the existence (~f inequity in the social realm of the novel through the application oj"1\1.arxist literary criticism. 1\fichael Foucault's theory o.fPanopticism and the Social dominance theory a./Jim Sidanius and Felicia Fratto are also discussed in context to the novel. Segmentation a_[ people based on religion and caste and alienation o.f those with divergent and rational thoughts sign[[v a socie(v a_[ subhuman supremacy in Leila. Through the realistic depiction (~{the torments ofsubmissive people, the paper aLw attempts to unveil the necessity to fight against the irrationality in the >vorld and to dejC,mdj(Jr the basic hwnan rights (~fonese(fand others. Thus, live and let live.

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2019

Anusudha R. S., Rajeev, A. S., and Anil, H., “A Break Down or Break Through? Manifestation of Revenge and Rebelliousness in ‘The Poison of Love' and “Draupadi””, Smart Moves Journal IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 7, no. 6, p. 14, 2019.[Abstract]


From time immemorial, the saintliness of women has been a matter of extensive scrutiny. India, being a patriarchal society, is a fine representative case of female subjugation. The docility of the tamed members of the gentle sex is exploited tremendously to satisfy the demands of the masculine group. When the submissiveness grows excruciatingly, indignancy sprouts from her heart at the persistent torture and this leads to vile revenge that can presume any form. K R Meera's 'The Poison of Love' is a sum and substance of the theme of revenge that takes up the form of self-destruction. Meera's protagonist, Tulsi, portrays a woman in extremes while attempting to seek vengeance against her passionate lover. Similarly, Mahasweta Devi articulates the oppression of women in the society through the character of Dopdi in her short story “Draupadi”. She employs the background of rape, which is the worst recognizable sexual brutality against women, to bring out streaks of revenge in Dopdi. The transformation of these characters from the weak to the strong points out at their courage and bravery. They become New Women.  It is under this concern with which this paper opens up a candid discussion- female courage manifesting as revenge and rebelliousness in Meera’s Tulsi and Devi's Dopdi.

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2018

R. Pillai and Anusudha R. S., “Rarity into Reality- An amalgamation of Two Contrasting Literary Ages in Mo Yan’s Frog”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 6, no. 7, 2018.[Abstract]


This research paper proposes an in-depth study of the Chinese writer Mo Yan’s novel Frog (2009) and analyzes how the protagonist Gugu befits as an exponent of Romantic tendencies in the modernist novel. The concepts taken into consideration include Byronic hero, subjective approach, rebelliousness and heroism. The concept of Byronic hero introduced by the Romantic, George Gordon Byron, still mirrors in modern literary compositions. Along with it, traces of a heroic, rebellious central character, presented in a subjective outlook within the backdrop of the one-child policy, leaves behind the legacy of Romanticism in this piece of art. Thus the novel reflects the concoction of romantic and modern elements and how the amalgamation of two ages of English literary history results in the creation of a unique literary work.

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2018

Anusudha R. S., “Mapping The Illustration of Lord Siva as a Heroic Tamil King and God in Appar's Hymns”, Literary Endeavour , vol. IX, no. 4, pp. 292-296, 2018.[Abstract]


Appar Tirunavukkarasar Nayanar was one of the four Saivite spiritual teachers wvho succeeded in conjuring up a tangible or substantial image of Siva in the devotee's mind through poetry.

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2017

N. Saranya and Anusudha R. S., “Mapping the Borders of the Subconscious: A Study on the Dynamics of the Nocturnal Psyche in Murakami’s After Dark”, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) A Peer Reviewed (Refereed) International Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 592-598, 2017.[Abstract]


This research paper offers a study of the popular Japanese writer Haruki Murakami’s novel After Dark (2004) and retraces the inherent human instincts through the exploration of the psyche. A psychological explanation is given to the violence of human beings by associating it with the psychological devices, mirror, and mask. These devices reflect the inner psyche, the primitive animal self of an individual. Jung’s tripartite division of human psyche- anima/animus, shadow, and persona is also discussed in the paper by drawing parallels with the novel. The stressed and pressured psyche is the reason for the outburst of human violence, and this is proved through the paper. The darkness assists the man and therefore the inner consciousness takes the form of a nocturnal psyche that lives and breathes in darkest corners of one’s heart.

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2017

M. M.A. and Anusudha R. S., “Mad Man in the Attic: Reconstruction of Marginalised Masculine Identity in M.T’s Selected Works”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 5, no. 6, 2017.[Abstract]


M.T. Vasudevan Nair provides a rather resilient expression to the suppressed male voices in his works. The theme of human alienation and marginalization runs though most of his works: Appunni in Naalukettu, Sethumadhavan in Kaalam, Karunan Master of  Vanaprastham, Velayudhan in Iruttinte Athmaav, Bhima in Randamoozham, Chandu in Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha are all representatives of the stifled individuals. Gita Krishnankutty translated the novel Randamoozham into English, which is entitled, Bhima: Lone Warrior. Both Chandu and Bhima, who were popularly misunderstood, are strongly uplifted and brought to the front by the author. Story of Chandu, who is considered as ‘betrayer’ in the ​​​​​​​Vadakkanpaattukal (Ballads of the North) is reconstructed by M.T. in his story Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha. This study intends to analyze the inhibited and marginalized identities of the male characters in M.T’s selected works focusing mainly on Randamoozham and Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha which are the representative works of his milieu.

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