Volume 10 Issue 2

Dear Readers & Contributors,

Welcome to the July 2021 issue of IJELLS.

As we inch closer to complete 10 years, IJELLS is gearing up to meet the challenges one has to face to emerge successful. We would like to thank the ‘Board of Editors’ and the team of IJELLS who work under pressure to hoist up the proud flag of IJELLS. This issue is an assimilation of well written articles with thought-provoking content which have been selected after stringent screening processes.

The cover page features an original photograph “Monsoon 2021” clicked by Bhargava Ram Racharla. Enjoy this young photographer’s interpretation of Indian seasons on which we have based the four issues per year.

International Journal of English: Literature, Language and Skills – IJELLS extends its service into publishing books. We have started the enterprise IJELLS Publishing. This is a platform where we help the authors self publish their work. Check out our webpage at to understand more.

Happy Reading and Happy Sharing!

Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Chief Editor

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Our Contributors

Geetha H works as Assistant Professor in English at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She has done post graduation in English Literature from Bangalore University. She has published several essays in international and national literary magazines and has presented papers at various national and international conferences. Her interest lies in writing short stories and reading novels.

Dr Kiranjeet Kaur Bedi is currently teaching at St.Vincent Pallotti College, Raipur. She has a PhD in English from Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur. She has been teaching since 1985 and has taught at various colleges and university including NIT.

Dr Mriganka Choudhury is an Associate Professor of English. He works in Tinsukia College, Tinsukia, Assam, India. His area of interest is English language teaching and he has done his PhD in ELT. He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and seminars both in India and abroad. He is the Vice-President of ELTAI (English Language Teachers’ Association) Assam Chapter.

Thummapudi Bharathi is a professor of English at Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupati, South India has published extensively on American and Commonwealth literatures. She has presented 50 research papers in international and national conferences and has published 51 papers in various journals and books so far. She is interested in the areas of American literature and Fourth World Literatures. She has completed two UGC Major Projects.

Dr Biswa Ranjan Sahoo teaches English in Banki College (Autonomous) Banki, Cuttack, Odisha, India. His area of research interest is Indian Writing in English, Postcolonial Studies, Partition Literature, Modernist and Marxist Theory.

Prof Daniel Rubaraj is working as an Assistant Professor of English at P.G and Research Department of English, The American College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. His research domains include Indian Literature, ELT and Cultural Studies

Dr. Ghansham Sardar Baviskar is an Associate Professor and Head, Department of English at RNC Arts, JDB Commerce & NSC Science College, Nashik. He is a doctorate and his area of interest is African American and Dalit Literature.

Prof S Lingegowda is working as the capacity of principal since May 2016 in Govt First Grade College, Bilikere, Hunsuru Taluke, Mysore District, Karnataka. He has twenty four years working experience in English language and Grammar in various Government Colleges. He participated in many seminars and conferences and his articles have been published in many peer review journals.

Dr Rajani C.V. is working at present as an Assistant Professor of English at a Government First Grade College located at Banavar a remote place in Hassan District of Karnataka. She pursued her doctoral degree from Kuvempu University in Karnataka. She writes poems. Her concern as a poet is about challenges of women in present society. She has interest in Kannada literature and writes short stories in Kannada (regional language of Karnataka) language.

Karunakaran B Shaji teaches English Literature at RIE, Mysore. He has done extensive researches in English Romanticism and subtle relations existing between Romantic imagination and Indian metaphysics. He is also involved in the research project on Theatre as a Medium of Discourse on History. He has authored three books and 26 research papers in International and National Journals.

Dr Smita Verghese is currently working as an Assistant Professor at St. Francis College for Women, Begumpet, Hyderabad. Apart from African American Literature, my larger interests include theatre, films, popular culture, along with various literary genres like novels, short stories, drama, popular fiction, poetry etc.

Urvija Priyadarshini is a doctoral student at centre for women’s studies, University of Hyderabad. She is interested in issues of gender, culture and agency. Her thesis is on the life experiences of Vrindavan widows.

Dr Vikas Sharma is presently Professor and Head, Department of English CCS University Meerut. He has done his D.Litt on Emerson and Thoreau. Professor Sharma has published 36 research papers in national and international journals. Twenty research scholars have been awarded PhD degree under his supervision.

Nidhi Thapar is a postgraduate from Delhi University. She currently works as an independent researcher.

Dr. Wael El Hweaiti is an assistant professor of American Literature at Department of English, Al Aqsa University, Gaza Strip, Palestine. He has been teaching American Literature courses at the Department of English for the last 16 years. He graduated from Aligarh University, India in 2004. He published several articles in peer reviewed Journals.

Dr Zeenat Khan is Sr. Assistant Professor at Post Graduate Department of English and Research Centre, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh (India). She has published extensively and has also been a Fellow – HEFNU Summer Institute 2021.

Andrew McInulty teaches at the Shiga University in the Department of Education, English Faculty, Otsu City, Japan. He has taught in Abu Dhabi, Spain and New Zealand. He is currently investigating strategies for supporting the learning of reading at tertiary level and particularly lower level, non-English course/major students.

Dharma Rao Sonnayi is a Ph.D. Scholar in English at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Dr Rama NH Alapati is an Assistant Professor of English in the Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.

J. Praveen Prabhu, Assistant Professor of English since 2012 at Dwaraka Doss Goverdhan Doss Vaishnav College (Autonomous), Arumbakkam, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. He is pursuing his part time Ph.D. degree on ELT (English Language Teaching), especially on ESP (English for Specific Purposes) from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Rampauram Campus, Chennai.

Dr V Rema, Professor and Head, Department of English and other Foreign Languages at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram Campus, Chennai 600 089, Tamilnadu, India who has been into research and teaching for more than two decades. Her research interests include ELT, Indian Writing in English and Post-Colonial Literatures.

Dr Rajendra Rana is an M.A. in English, Literature & Language with specialization of Linguistics & ELT from P.G. Dept. of English, Sambalpur University. He is an avid reader of English literature and Language. As a research scholar he wrote many scholarly articles and book reviews. Presently, he is working as a lecturer in English at Sonepur College, Odisha.

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