Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2016)
Tracing out identity crisis in the light of biocentrism
Author(s): A Fredrick Ruban, Dr. Helen Unius Backiavathy
Abstract: “Tracing out Identity Crisis in the Light of Biocentrism” aims to venture the cause and effect of bringing a wild bear to Delhi road from the hills of Himalaya. Earle Birney, a Canadian bard has attempted a biocentrical approach to emphasize the identity crisis of a Himalayan bear in the poem “The Bear on the Delhi Road”. The paper defines Biocentrism and its ethics to draw out the Biocentric view: ‘identity crisis’, as well as the reason for identity crisis of the bear is brought forth. Furthermore, the paper traces the interdependency and struggle for survival between human beings and nature. Picturisation of Himalayan bear as a victim of Kashmiri men’s callous act in exploiting the real identity of the bear which is worded in Earle Birney’s “The Bear on the Delhi Road” is also delineated in the paper.