PANDEMIC AND THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS: A STUDY OF COVID-19 PROFILE OF THREE DISTRICTS OF HARYANA
Received: 19.09.2021; Revised: 28.10.2021, Accepted: 26.11.2021, Published Online: 28.12.2021
Research Scholar, Session: 2019-20, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India, Email:email@example.com
Professor Manjeet Ratheee
Department of English and Foreign Languages, Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
Abstract: The present research paper attempts to study the fight of different regions against the COVID-19 pandemic and purports to draw if there is a pattern in this disparate struggle. COVID-19 has spared no corner of the world, but its impact has been uneven; some nations have been hit severely, while others have not been hit that hard. In the nations which have been wrecked severely, some regions have got more severe treatment than the others. Further, the nations with the better health infrastructure have had the worse experiences, while the nations which have moderate or poor health infrastructure have been able to stave off the danger without much damage, though lives have been lost. Within nations, the poorer- and, the rural- pockets have had the better response than the rich quarters. What goes into it and what comes out of it- this paper seeks to delineate if there is a pattern in this havoc. For the purpose the researcher has picked up three districts [Rewari, Rohtak and Nuh of the Indian state of Haryana] to study the profile of their struggle against the pandemic. “Rurality” has been a factor, the paper enquires; since, the more rural a pocket, the least hurt the populace. Are rural people equipped with an in-built defense mechanism against pandemics, the research paper seeks to answer? Carl Gustav Jung has talked about the Collective Unconscious- “the mysterious paths of sympathetic excitations . . . that balances life”. Has the Collective Unconscious any explanation for the pattern that seems to emerge, the research paper attempts to elaborate?
Keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic, Collective Unconscious, Unconscious.