The Question of Identity in the Postmodern World


Postmodernism has unbolted doors to numerous new thoughts. Certain thoughts which are contradictory towards the ongoing ‘truth’ are now accepted by the postmodernist to be one form of truth. As postmodernism does not hold on to any ‘absolute truth’ postmodernism is considered to be a lamentable development in human civilization. But postmodernism has its own constructive impact in the upliftment of the society. The concept of postmodernism is understood hypothetically but it is yet to be carried out virtually in the society. It is like my philosophy is very postmodern but I act modern. There is a gap to be viaduct which is yet to be discovered. Should we embrace the disparity in the identity or should we bring them all together beneath the same roof? When we focus towards the northeastern part of India the postmodern concept is tacit hypothetically then putting into practice. Language plays its own game in the understanding of truth. The difference in language and difference in faith has left an unbalance in the society. As postmodernism has designates multitudes of trends in art, philosophy, religion, technology so it affects the society in the fragmentation of contemporary existence. I would like to focus how the northeast part of the country has accepted the terminology but has not evolved from the concept of early modernism. I would like to bring the ongoing identity crisis from modern to postmodern is creating instability in the understanding of the true identity of an individual.

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Trishna P. Lekharu, North Eastern Hill University, India

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Conference: ACERP2018
Stream: Philosophy - Linguistics, Language and Philosophy

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