Janani Harish

Harish, Janani

Harish, Janani

Research Associate, The Mother's Service Society Pondicherry, India; Assistant Editor of the CADMUS Journal

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Research Associate, The Mother's Service Society Pondicherry, India; Assistant Editor of the CADMUS Journal

Janani Harish is a Research Associate at The Mother's Service Society Pondicherry, India, and Assistant Editor of the Cadmus Journal. She has been involved in research in social science for 15 years. At present, her focus is primarily on literature and literary analysis. Literature, apart from having an aesthetic value, provides unique insight into the process of evolution that governs the advance of society, civilization and culture. A study of world literature can be a powerful complement to objective analysis of external institutions and events. Harish's work attempts to highlight the importance of literature and its study in contributing to our deeper understanding of life. She is currently engaged in a multi-year, in-depth exploration of the relationship between literature, psychology, history and social development, which examines the relationship between the characters and events depicted in Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and the changing human values and social behaviors of English society during and immediately after the French Revolution. This project is part of her larger career goal to evolve new criteria for literary criticism based on an understanding of the process of social evolution.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Challenges and Opportunities*
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Out of the depths of the problems that challenged humanity in the past have surfaced great opportunities. Famine, war, depression and subjugation have all left one or more positive impacts on the world. Crises have made men and women rise to the occasion, and with the right response not only overcome the problem but convert them into expansive elevating opportunities. The pressure of the challenges motivates people to perform extraordinary tasks, releasing...
Power of Values
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Value is a discipline internalized as self-discipline. It is a universal ideal of conduct, an idealized goal of perfection. In all great stories in history, biography, business and current affairs, we see a very close relationship between values and accomplishment. Values are of many levels, the physical, social and mental. Just as physical skills are the channels through which physical energy is directed so that it produces results, values play a similar role at...
Social Evolution
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Literature, which marks the major landmarks in history, focuses on events at the micro and individual level, and can thereby uncover significant social processes either overlooked or difficult to document from the historical record. This article illustrates, using Anthony Trollope’s novel Doctor Thorne, the social evolution of England in the 19th century. Trollope depicts social evolution at the level of decisions, events and acts involving individuals, which...
Study of Individuality & Social Evolution in Literature
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Science unravels the universe and empowers man. Technology has made life easier and is continuing to make the inconceivable possible. Social studies chart the evolution of society along various lines, and steer it towards greater progress. Apart from development and enjoyment of the aesthetic sensibilities, can the arts directly contribute to our understanding of life and our capacity to promote the progress of society? Literature is a creative art, but it doesn’t...