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Trees, Plants and Mahasweta Devi’s “The Armenian Champa Tree”

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 4671-4678

Keywords : : Tree; Ecology; Post-Coloniality; Archetype; Superstition;

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The Armenian Champa Tree was first published in Bengali as Armani Champar Gachh in the children's magazine ‘Sandesh' in 1968. The book is translated in English by Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee and published by Naveen Kishore . Through the story of a ten year Buno, Devi exposes the manner in which religion exploits superstition for its own end. The fake Sadhus use the rituals of religion as a ruse for exploiting the ignorant, illiterate people. The paper brings forth an ecological analysis taken into account the complexities and varieties of relationships that exists between external world and the human world. Such relation usually tends to constitute that part of the inexpressible language and gestures of desire and other motives and actions of humans which are deeply rooted with the land, with the non- human world. In other words, there lies the necessity of literature to address that part of the non- human world which tends to build the human world.

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