Ecocriticism: Environment and Covid-19

IJEP 42(9): 1122-1225 : Vol. 42 Issue. 9 (September 2022)

Komal Rakwal and Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi*

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, School of Languages and Literature, Katra – 182 320, Jammu and Kashmir, India,


From air we breathe to water we drink; we are using earth’s resources at an expandable rate and in return, we are producing excess carbon dioxide by cutting trees, urban and rural development and climate change. There are certain questions that are raised and seek to address the relationship between man and nature. The paper will hopefully contribute towards the exposing and undoing of the various kinds of denialism that have held us in its tight hold. Ecocriticism continues to support and facilitate attempts to establish a sense and morally sustainable set of relationships between us, human beings and other inanimate and animate environments. human beings have been continuously destroying their own planet as they may not continue to exist. The paper highlights the Covid-19 crisis and our impact on environment. The present paper gives a summary of coronavirus, its existing state of spread and environmental and ecological risks resulting from the pandemic.


Ecocriticism, Covid-19, Pandemic, Environment, Pollution, Crisis, Conservation


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