Disability Studies: A Path Breaking Approach in Literature

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Geethu Vijayan


“Man is unique, though he is impaired”. The uniqueness had been challenged in ancient time and considered disabled as sinners and cursed people. During middle-ages the uniqueness of disabled persons has been challenged and used them for entertainment purposes. Later they have been considered as wild and brutal and also gave much importance to the caretakers rather than disabled. Modern age especially later half of twentieth century the disabled got good position in literature due to the impact of civil rights movement and the writings of literary personalities. The life writings of disabled people made them to fly up to the heights of their life and also it inspire both able bodied and disabled to achieve their goals. At present disability studies is one of the growing branches of literature.


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Geethu Vijayan. “Disability Studies: A Path Breaking Approach in Literature”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 5, no. 6, Feb. 2021, pp. 15-19, doi:10.53032/TCL.2021.5.6.03.


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