Ramblings and Rigmaroles of an Anthropophagi: Journey Chronotropes from the Margins (Patna) to the Metropole

Publication Type:

Journal Articles

Authors:

Rana, Subir

Source:

ISA eSymposium for Sociology, Volume 5, Issue 3 (2015)

URL:

http://eprints.nias.res.in/911/

Abstract:

<p>This is an auto-ethnography of the time that I spent at three of the most renowned universities of India and my experiences thereof. Coming from a relatively decayed and deadened atmosphere of my college to a <span data-scayt_word="centre" data-scaytid="1">centre</span> for excellence in higher learning filled me with my own set of anxieties and curiosities regarding my future and career path on which I was to embark. The story deals with my personal angst of the alienation that I felt while at <span data-scayt_word="DSE" data-scaytid="2">DSE</span> despite my best efforts to ‘keep up’ with the ambience that contrasted with my exuberant and carefree topography of <span data-scayt_word="JNU" data-scaytid="3">JNU</span> where one could be just like the other without putting on a mask. However, this place too was marked with its own coda and which bore a mark till one was associated with campus life. Now that I am no more actively associated with campus life, there are still times when I end up shadow boxing with questions about life and learning.</p>