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Title: Nuclear Purana
Paper URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2025310
Author: Debaprasad Bandyopadhyay
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Homepage: http://isid.academia.edu/DebaprasadBandyopadhyay
Institution: Indian Statistical Institute
Linguistic Field: Discipline of Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: The paper was written after the experimental nuclear explosions by the two neighboring nation states, India and Pakistan by reiterating gospels, anecdotes, movies etc. The purposes of the paper were to (a) criticize the euphemism “nuclear deterrence” (that is an aporia); (b)promote the principles of ahimsa or non-violence by shunning off xenophobia; (c) protect this planet from anthropogenic climate change (testing weapons has the deep impact on the bio-diversity; the author was reluctant to talk about E-linguistic endangerment at the moment of endangerment of homo sapiens as geological agent at the age of anthropocene). Thus the different puranas (mythologies) were told along with the then contemporary Hollywood movies by deploying post-structuralist discourse analysis and post-formal semantics and pragmatics. The discourse of mythical texts reiterated the Christian concept of apocalypse and the Hindu conjecture of pralaya.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Frontier, Vol. 31, No. 34, pp. 8-11, 1999
URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2025310


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