UNVEILING THE COMPLEXITIES: A DECONSTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS OF RAJIV KHANDELWAL’S POETRY COLLECTION “A MONUMENT TO PIGEONS”
The objective of the research is to uncover the underlying structures and subversive elements present in Rajiv Khandelwal’s poetry collection titled “A Monument to Pigeons.” This is achieved through a deconstructive analysis, which aims to deepen our comprehension of Khandelwal’s artistic vision, language, identity, and societal engagement. The research critically examines a selection of poems from “A Monument to Pigeons” and incorporates insights from notable literary theorists. To carry out this study, ten poems from Khandelwal’s collection were chosen, and the deconstruction theory proposed by Derrida was employed. The research finds out that Khandelwal’s poems challenge interpretations, disrupt language conventions, and encourage exploration of alternative perspectives. It was concluded that Khandelwal’s poems have fluid and multiple meanings, challenging fixed interpretations and inviting readers to question assumptions. The study recommends that Khandelwal’s poems have fluid and multiple meanings, challenging fixed interpretations and inviting readers to question assumptions.