Volume 11 Issue 4

Dear Readers & Contributors,

Welcome to the January 2023 issue of IJELLS.

Officially IJELLS is eleven years old. These years have been filled with new ideas and an unimaginable learning curve. As we forge into our twelfth year of publishing, we take a minute to acknowledge all that has been achieved. 56 issues have been brought together, presenting an opportunity for emerging areas of research, young and seasoned writers and creative writing. The Chief Editor confesses that there was a special joy in designing the creative writing and cover pages for every issue.

Like the earlier issues, this issue too has many exciting ideas, and we at IJELLS hope that this issue is a step forward in our endeavour to bridge the gap between research and publishing.

On the cover page is a photograph of a ritual of bonfire celebrated during the South Indian festival of Sankranthi called ‘Bhogi Manta’, symbolising the end of harvest and a new beginning. Deeksha Lakkaraju clicked the Image on 13-01-23.

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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 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

Ms Soumee Bhaumik is a student of Grade XI of Garden High School, Kolkata. Her poems have been published in International Refereed Journals. She has been awarded Gold Medal in Creative Writing at the 2022 ASISC WB and NE States Fr. George Hess Literary Competition.

Dr Bhanu Bhakta Sharma Kandel, PhD, is an associate professor of English at Tribhuvan University. He has been teaching subjects like Non-Western Studies, Nepal Studies and Cultural Studies, among others. He has published several academic articles in different scholarly journals in Nepal and abroad. He has remained an editor of research journals and has supervised several research papers.

Dr Bithika Gorai works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. Her research areas include Indian Classical literature, Postcolonial Literature, Cosmopolitanism and Ethics. She has presented papers at international conferences, published papers in Scopus and ESCI-indexed journals, and written book chapters.

Mr Phani Bhusan Gorai is an avid reader of Bengali and English literature. His areas of interest include novels, short stories and movies in Bengali and English. He did his graduation and Masters in English literature from Burdwan University. He received an award and a grant from the then Chancellor of the University for his extraordinary performance in the Post Graduation examination in 1982. He retired recently from Bankura Town High School; however, his spirit for teaching, learning and discussion continues.

Dr Chandana John has been teaching English language and literature for nearly three decades. She has taught both in India and abroad and is passionate about writing blogs and exploring the reaches of the world through her thoughts.

Dr Darshan Lal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, DAV College (Lahore), Ambala City, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, (Haryana) for the last fifteen years. He has attended National Seminars and three International Conferences and presented papers. He has published Research Papers in International Journals and books also. His areas of the thrust are Literature in Translation (Dalit Literature), Gender Studies, Indian Writings in English, and Diasporic Studies.

Dr E Justin Ruben is presently working as Assistant Professor (SL.G) – English in the Department of Humanities at Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He wrote and published a book titled “The Postcolonial Artist as an Activist: A Critical Evaluation of Salman Rushdie’s The Moor’s Last Sigh” in November 2021.

Dr Mamta Mishra is a teacher by profession who seeks new dimensions in literature and believes it can be used as an effective tool to eliminate the various evils plaguing our present-day society. She is a nature lover who loves gardening, reading and learning new recipes.

Ms A Mukundeshwari is a Senior English faculty in the Department of General Section at Government Polytechnic College, Thirumalagiri, Suryapet district Telangana. She is a part-time PhD scholar in English Department at Osmania University Hyderabad.

Mr G Ramakrishna is an Assistant Professor in English working in SRR Government Arts and Science Degree and PG (Autonomous) College, Karimnagar. He presented papers in different State and National level seminars. Ecocriticism is his area of interest. His six articles have been published in different peer-reviewed journals.

Ms K Geeta worked in various engineering colleges and as a Professor at IBS Hyderabad. She has submitted her PhD thesis in English Language Teaching from Osmania University Hyderabad.

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