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WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS

Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra.

Abstract
This paper attempts to analyze the life and works of Henry David Thoreau in vivid detail and explores how his Walden offers us a framework to establish eco-criticism as a genre of critical theory. Thoreau continues to be environmentally resonant because his detailed study and careful description of nature, his sympathy for non-human creatures, and his perception of the interrelatedness of all living things invigorated a tradition of ecological awareness in the history of American intellectualism. Thoreau chose Walden as a metaphoric experimentation for promoting a harmonious living with nature and his book as well as his life is a message to reconnect with nature. For Thoreau the most practical view of life is the most spiritual. But his yogic renunciation and excessive love for nature has its roots in Indian eco-spiritual philosophies. The paper also argues that Indian eco-spiritualism had a deep impact on ThoreauĎs experiments with wilderness.

Key words: Thoreau, Walden, Indian philosophy, eco-spirituality, eco-criticism, yogi


 
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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590


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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=127882 [Access: September 17, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590


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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. JCR. (2020), [cited September 17, 2020]; 7(19): 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra (2020) WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. JCR, 7 (19), 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



Turabian Style

Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. 2020. WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. "WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra. "WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 5001-5005. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590



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Dr Sthitaprajna, Dr Sailesh Mishra, Ms. Monalisa Mishra (2020) WALDEN AND ENVIRONMENTAL AESTHETICS: THOREAUíS ECO-SPIRITUAL SOJOURN TO THE WILDERNESS. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 5001-5005. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.590