January 26, 2012
Tepantar X. Kolkata: Sanhati. (pp.133-60)
This paper is an entry point to Satinath Bhaduri’s (1906-1965)short stories. His short stories are satirical critique of judiciary, partisan politics, crude feminism etc. The author of this paper maintained that it is very difficult or almost impossible to analyze the parody-texts or these black comedies as critiques cannot make comments on self-avowed institutionalized organized funded science or anatomo-bio politics of lab-state science, survey techniques, statistics etc. The critical analysis of Bhaduri’s discourse led to parody of parodies, e.g., when a so-called Gandhian was criticizing Gandhian politics at moment of real politic, a critique could cut a sorry figure to gauge the story-line with standardized as well as pre-supposed formalized tool. Bhaduri’s stories are the instances of double session, where the existing civil and political society and the stereotypical literary critiques are at a time attacked with subtle wit. Bhaduri declared the death of model-theoretic formularized criticism.
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Keywords: Death of critiques, anatomo-bio politics, silenceme, Formal elaboration of social hierarchy, parody of parody text