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Prof. Pramod K Nayar, Head, Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has authored a book titled “Bhopal\'s Ecological Gothic Disaster, Precarity and the Biopolitical Uncanny”.

Hyderabad: Prof. Pramod K Nayar, Head, Department of English, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has authored a book titled “Bhopal's Ecological Gothic Disaster, Precarity and the Biopolitical Uncanny”.

The book published by Rowman and Littlefield studies the cultural texts—fiction, protest effigies, photographs, films, reportage, eyewitness accounts, campaign posters and reports—produced around the world’s worst industrial disaster: the Bhopal tragedy of 1984.

It makes a case for an ecological gothic, wherein the city, its landscape and its people are gothicized.

After tracing the history of the disaster as a history of negligence, the book proceeds in later chapters to study the coverage of the events themselves by eyewitnesses and survivors, and the remnants, in various forms, of the disaster – the haunting – within human bodies and nature. Finally, it examines the industrial ruins and the mobilization of protests against Union Carbide.

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