publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Cadavers, Transactions and Birth of Knowledge: Scanning Disposable Bodies in Padmanabhan's Harvest and the Visible Human Project

Asijit Datta;
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  • Published: 17 Mar 2020
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
This paper attempts to read Manjula Padmanabhan’s play Harvest under the humanist scanner of the<br> Visible Human Project (VHP). The VHP not only dilutes the distinction between living and non-living<br> bodies, the project in turn metamorphoses human substance into bio-graphics. Appropriating the bodies<br> of the not-fully-humans and converting them into medical offerings and sacrificial objects are aspects<br> visible both in the field of VHP and the ever-expanding arena of organ ‘donation’. However,<br> Padmanabhan’s text destroys the myth of the renouncing, surrendering woman submitting her (dead)<br> body for the greater good of society through the libidi...
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Communities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2020

Cadavers, Transactions and Birth of Knowledge: Scanning Disposable Bodies in Padmanabhan's Harvest and the Visible Human Project

Asijit Datta;