Online symposium on literature at RGNUL


DW BUREAU Online symposium on "Language, Law and Literature: Exploring Words and Worlds" was organized by the department of English, RGNUL Punjab in association with Re-Markings, Biannual Refereed International Journal of English Letters. Prof. Nibir K. Ghosh, Chief Editor Re-Markings and Prof. Prasannanshu, Director Centre for Linguistic Justice and Endangered Languages, NLU Delhi, deliberated on the interdisciplinary aspects of law and literature. Prof. G.S. Bajpai, Vice-Chancellor RGNUL, reflected on the relationship between law and literature in his inaugural address. He accentuated the role of literary works in elevating cognitive skills and unravelling social mores of the world. Alluding to the writings of Justice A P Shah, Justice Krishna Iyer, Franz Kafka, Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens, Prof. Bajpai focussed on the connection between law and literature. Chanima Wijebandara, Judicial Officer, Sri Lanka and Guest of Honour, spoke about the humane, philosophical and ennobling effect of literature. Prof.Ghosh eulogised the academic initiative of RGNUL which underlined the importance of literature for students of law. The inaugural session was followed by Prof. Prasannanshu's discourse on the importance of law, language and literature in legal education. While speaking on the topic "Law, Language and Literature in the Context of Legal Education and Profession", he referred to the well-structured oration of Cicero and the importance of good communication skills in the legal profession. Prof.Nibir Ghosh highlighted the epistemological benefits of reading literature. "Narratives," he said, "have the power to change perspectives." He observed, "Books are lifelong companions of men." Prof. Nibir K Ghosh spoke on the topic, "Why Literature Matters in the Study and Practice of Law?" "Parables and experiences of great men illuminate minds and leave an indelible imprint on the readers," he remarked. (


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