Gestures towards new methods of reading in India.

Lies and Big Feet – an independent publishing venture; we support the following literary move:

The gesture towards new methods of reading:

The definition of what we read as texts within the sacred domain of literary studies needs to be questioned and if we do so – a whole new world opens up. What we consider as infallible, sacred religious texts which comprise of “revealed knowledge” is actually a compilation of many textual variants and changes must have occurred in them through centuries, as they were handed down through generations. What prevents us from re-reading these unchartered textual territories, as doing so will actually allow a socio-epistemic shift to take place.

It is a simple question; how do we ensure that religious texts are not complicit in rhetorical acts that disseminate misogyny ridden theology? We have to conceptualize new theoretical tools which will allow us to become more sophisticated readers when it comes to reading religion.  



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