The scholar’s life Name: Jitendra V. Sumra Sem.-I Year: 2011-12 Paper: C-E-302 Department Of English
Literary scholar’s life never cease being scholar. Responsibility remote from pursuit of knowledge The scholar cannot suppress, even if they wished to do so, that portion of their consciousness that insists on asking questions about literary matters and seeking answer.
Professionalized literary, scholarship down the century it has become a highly organized and sophisticated intellectual discipline. Such opposing views- broadened the traditional canon to embrace numerous kinds of writing, gender, ethnic oriented works
Numerous perquisite in research Lifelong company of books and good human companionship Pleasure of travel, frequent encounter with delightful and helpful people. In scholarship there isno prejudice of national origin, creed, colour or social class we live in truest democracy of all the democracy of the intellect.
Code of manners and ethics The proposition at heart is “wee are working together for the benefit of society, not for private aggrandizement. Scientists and inventors have their patents, but in humane learning all knowledge in in public domain. Property rights should be respected. More energetic scholar should be allowed to mine it deepen spirit of scholarship.
Two principles Let other know what you are working on. e.g. If you are genuinely excited, your excitement is bound to be contagious. 2. Keep up with that otherwise doing not only in your field but in others as well. e.g. If you run across something that might have escaped their attention, drop them a not. If they already possess the information, no harm done; if it’s now to them, they will be greatull
Scholarly competence not distributed evenly so lapses in judgment and imperfection may call for comment. Otherwise literary study would stagnate