Overview for Manifestations of Love from East and West: An Integrated Appraisal
While love may have its varied and various manifestations, Dr. S.N. Singh confines his discussion only to its Eros aspect, which means sexual desire that exists for its mutual fulfillment between the sexes. Unless killed or conquered, itâ€™s always the conqueror, for, as Dr. Singh studies its nature, the passion once ignited by the beauty of the fair sex and the exposure of his erotic zones, it does not rest until it is manifested and fulfilled. The rhetorical question â€“â€œWhoever loved that loved not at first sight?â€ â€“ is well answered here. Commenting on the texts, Dr. Singh argues here that while such a manifestation of love must station itself, for its perpetuation and procreation, in the occasionally restrain its passionate intensity for its aesthetic manifestation and glorification that may lead the lovers upwards and onwards. The study thus reaffirms the universal realization that love is a passion of the body and the mind, that the satisfaction of the one at the cost of the other is destructive and dangerous, and that constancy and chastity binding on both the partners ensure successful and sweet manifestations of love. But as the book unfolds itself petal by petal, it identifies poverty s a demon that devours the lovers, especially women. The study, therefore, pleads for their economic independence, social dignity and sexual liberty in love, making their position gynecocentric rather that androcentric rather than androcentric. The book is expected to please and profit the general as well as the critical reader, and cater to the need of the students of English Literature.
S.N. Singh (Author)
Dr. S.N. Singh (b. 1941) formerly Professor in the Department of Public Administration, Lucknow University, is the Secretary of the Institute for Applied Research and Development, a non-governmental organization based at Lucknow. From 1980 to 1984 Dr. Singh was with L.B.S. National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie as Reader in Public Administration on deputation. His academic career covers a span of about four decades in which he has to his credit eight books already published. Two under publication on various important themes of social relevance. He has published more than 40 papers in the reputed journals. His experience of teaching, research and training for long years has enabled him to produce works which have been widely acclaimed. As Secretary of the IARD since 1995 he has been engaged in academic as well as social service activities. Under the banner of the Institute several activities have been organized since its inception.