January 1, 2013
Pranab K Chakraborty ed. Interaction. IX. (pp. 28-33) ISSN 2277-4335
The paper deals with the apparent contradictions in sexual relationship, where, in some occasions, simultaneous co-existence of love and violence is being observed. The author mounts his arguments from Vātsyāyana’s Kāmasutra (6th C A.D.), especially in reference to a particular chapter, prahananayoga, where Vātsyāyana elaborated the logics behind such bi-polar cohabitation of violence and love-making.
Vātsyāyana observed (and also prescribed) some linguistic features involved in such sequences, though those phonetic features are still unnoticed by the professionals and are excluded from the standardized repertoire of grammatical texts. This exclusion is elaborated with Julia Kristeva’s concept of ‘semiotic order ‘(or Lacanian ‘Real’). This semiotic order has become a case of simulation, when it is deliberately being applied by the participants with an intention to extend act-pleasure-desire. The author of this paper noticed that, in case of Bangla Grammar, all these excluded marginal sounds were included by S.K. Chatterji in a school textbook of grammar (1939).
The psycho-social and political aspects of such cohabitation is also elaborated by the author without any universal truth-claims.
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Keywords: Semiotic order, Real, Phonetics, premaprahara
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