MPhil, MA, B.Ed.

Devi K. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Languages, School of Arts & Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi.

Qualification: M. Phil., M.A., B. Ed., (Pursuing Ph.D.).


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Anna Roshni Jose and Devi K., “War as an Endorsement of Power: An Analysis of the Predicaments of Palestinians in Gaza Writes Back, Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, by Refaat Alareer”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems (JARDCS) , vol. 11, 2019.[Abstract]

Studies in memory, displacement and Diaspora are in vogue in the present era. Writers across cultures such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Michael Pugh, Sumayya Lee have focused on the same. This paper is an analysis of the text Gaza Writes Back, Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine by Refaat Alareer, by analyzing how war becomes an endorsement of power. The analysis is done based on the concept of ‘Power’ by Foucault. The paper also delves into the major aftermath of war that is, displacement and the role of memory.

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S. Shaji and Devi K., “Uncovering the Heteronormative Sexuality: A Study of Devduttpattanaik’s The Pregnant King”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 133-136, 2019.[Abstract]

Men should not cry or should be "tough" enough. Womenshould not dress or playlike a boy.People act like a man or womanand anything against this is thought of as unmasculine or unfeminine. One’s inability to hold fast to the relative gender role is appropriately rebuffed and definitely hushed in unwavering adherence to the heteronormative codes. This paper means to investigate the transsexual voices which are stifled by the standards of heteronormative codes and those that do not fit in with this binary are consigned to the edges and skilfully destroyed. The paper additionally talks about how society is confounded between the term sexual orientation.It also enquires into the role of power that characterizes “Truth” whichcan be comprehended as an orderly strategy which produces, disperses, manages and flows.

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S. Lavanya, Krishna, P., and Devi K., “Recalling the Feminine and Juvenile Voice from the India-Pakistan Partition: With Reference to the Other Side of Silence”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, vol. 8, pp. 158-161, 2019.[Abstract]

Literature reflects the society as it mirrors the various socio-political and historically relevant issues. The India-Pakistan Partition of 1947 is one such incident which is a grotesque episode in the history of India.The nation took a new turn with the Partition of India. War memories are gruesome and painful and Urvashi Butalia in her non fictional workThe Other Side of Silence brings out the voice of the silenced. Butalia also stirs the memories of the victims of that insecure and hazardous period in the history of India. This paper focuses on the experience of women and children who are the major victims and survivors of Partition as rendered in Butalia’s work.

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