The Rock Garden: A Structural Approach of Postmodernism with Expressionism

Author: Dr. Meghana Raikar, Assistant Professor (English), SAGE University, Indore, (M.P.) Abstract: Sam Shepard a veteran actor and well-known American playwright has registered a remarkable place in English literature with his more than forty five successful plays including one-act plays, short and full length plays. The Rock Garden is an autobiographical one-act play which is proved to be a milestone of Shepard’s repertoire. This play can elaborate his unique style of writing and is a perfect combination of expressionism and transition from modernism to postmodernism. The theme and characters of the play reflects some candid moments which intensify your emotions. You too like Shepard, will contemplate and correlate with the characters. Once in an interview with Pete Hamil, for New York Magazine, he defined his early one-act plays like “explosions that were coming out of some inner turmoil in me. . . ”(qtd. in Creedon, Sam Shepard and the Aesthetics of Performance, 1) The play is

The Importance and Relevance of Anna (Grain) in the Taittiriya Upanishad

Author: Dev Prakash Gujela, M. A. Student, PG Dept. of Sanskrit, Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, India Abstract: This article illustrates the importance and significance of Anna (Food Grain) in Taittiriya Upanishad. Importance of Veda and Vedanta is also explained. The entire world is suffering from the problem of over population and how to feed them is a key challenge to us. In present day people think that, Anna (Food grain) as only a matter of food material but Vedas and Upanishad have given significant importance to Anna and called it as Brahma. Bhriguwali of Taittiriya Upanishad clearly explained the importance of Anna in holistic manner by Bhrigu and Varuna narratives. Keywords: Food, Vedas, Vedanta, Upanishad, Taittiriya Upanishad, Bhrigu Valli Introduction:             The Vedas are paramount in the Indian knowledge tradition. From here all the knowledge amounts are flowing in different periods in the form of different knowledge streams. Explaining the various knowledge of Veda