PREVIEW FOR INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON "RELIGION AND LITERATURE"
The Osmania University Center for International Programs (OUCIP) proposes to hold a three day International Seminar on "Religion and Literature" with a view to examining the role of literature as an alternative means of moral replenishment and spiritual salvation for contemporary humanity which is currently in the grip of an obdurate wave of religious skepticism and unbelief. The discourse of the seminar would veer around the interface of Religion and Literature at different levels. An attempt would be made to ascertain the ways in which the two dominant aspects of the human society interact with each other. It would help the students, teachers, and writers of literature to approach literature with a new awareness - the awareness of literature as an alternative or substitute or surrogate religion in the contemporary period of metaphysical unbelief.