Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6422

Author

Kalpana Negi

Date

2019

Date of Award

4-29-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Cary Holladay

Committee Member

Brandy Wilson

Committee Member

Alice Bolin

Abstract

The ancient Hindu text, Rig Veda states that there is only one truth. It’s not merely secular universalism that Hinduism alludes to here, it’s also the thought that universalism extends to all life forms—the integral unity of them—the belief that life and death (even that of the universe) is cyclical, that everything dies and takes birth several times over in different forms. This belief and several other myths emerging from this belief system are an integral part of the world in which the characters of this thesis reside. This thesis explores how stories can change lives and that the myths and tales of a community have deep connections to their history and even though they are told only as stories, they communicate some deep truths about the people that tell them.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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