Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Review Article

JCR. 2020; 7(17): 561-564

‘Shikara’: A Kafkaesque Study of the Encounter with Law


With the emergence of a middle class in Odisha during the late nineteenth century Odia literature saw
some unprecedented developments in different genres. The new class for the first time wrote about the tribal life
with all its colours. The much anthologized short story ‘Shikara’ is one such creation that portrays an innocent
tribal’s life and his tryst with the law of the land which is beyond his understanding. We come across such
encounters of the common man with the Law in Kafka’s writings. Kafka’s characters in their futile effort of
fighting against the unknown Law show the lacunae in the system. Shikara depicts this fight though
unknowingly through its central character. The paper aspires to use Kafka’s notions of law in human life as the
way to analyse the mental state of the protagonist in Shikara.

Key words: Shikara, Kafka, tribal life, Bhagabati Charan Panigrahi

Similar Articles

Purification of Cytoskeletal Proteins by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography (FPLC) Using an ÄKTA Start System.
Gotesman M, Wang Y, Madasu SC, Mitchell CA
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2364(): 237-249

Lytic bacteriophages UFJF_PfDIW6 and UFJF_PfSW6 prevent Pseudomonas fluorescens growth in vitro and the proteolytic-caused spoilage of raw milk during chilled storage.
Nascimento ECD, Sabino MC, Corguinha LDR, Targino BN, Lange CC, Pinto CLO, Pinto PF, Vidigal PMP, Sant'Ana AS, Hungaro HM
Food microbiology. 2022; 101(): 103892

A Protocol of Intradialytic Exercise for Improvements in Inflammatory Status, Body Composition, and Functional Capacity.
Lopes LCC, Monteiro PA, Mota JF
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2343(): 149-158

Work-Life Balance of the Employed Population During the Emergency Situation of COVID-19 in Latvia.
Lonska J, Mietule I, Litavniece L, Arbidane I, Vanadzins I, Matisane L, Paegle L
Frontiers in psychology. 2021; 12(): 682459

University professors' mental and physical well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic and distance teaching.
Almhdawi KA, Obeidat D, Kanaan SF, Hajela N, Bsoul M, Arabiat A, Alazrai A, Jaber H, Alrabbaie H
Work (Reading, Mass.). 2021; ():

Full-text options

Latest Statistics about COVID-19
• pubstat.org

Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• citeindex.org

Covid-19 Trends and Statistics
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.

ScopeMed Web Sites