Volume 6 Issue 4

Dear Readers & Contributors,

Welcome to this mammoth issue taking us all through the land of English on a pre-packaged tour!

We have published in this issue a range of articles. Some give us a kind of an overview of Booker’s Prize winners, sternly reminding us of the reading lists that we all should compile. Some touch upon the classics, opening up new perspectives and some others test new waters allowing us a sneak peek into the new world. It is extremely heartening for a movie buff like me to see more scholars foraying into the field of film. This emerging field holds a lot of promise!

The Creative writing section is a pleasure to read and sets the note for the remainder of the issue. We also have many students contributing to the journal which is a welcome and surprising change that we have observed.

A gentle reminder of the upcoming J M Coetzee special issue!

Happy Reading and Sharing!
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Founding & Chief Editor


Our Contributors

Ansulika Paul is a lecturer, a research scholar, a poet and a writer. She has few poems, short stories, research papers and book reviews to her credit. Currently she is working on co-dependence in women.

Professor KumKum Ray, Director Amity School of Languages is an Educational activist she writes on Social Issues, Identities, Literary interpretations, Ecology, Love and Events that nudge her conscience. Spanning 40 years of her teaching her research papers and poetry have been published in Journals of repute. She is a certified writer from the University of IOWA. (USA)

Lavanya Lata did her graduation in English Honors’ from Sophia Girls College, Ajmer in 2011. After completing one-year degree in Education, she completed her masters in English from the Central University of Rajasthan in 2014. Presently she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Dalit Literature and is registered in Department of English, University of Rajasthan.

Padma S V is an Assistant Professor at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore. She teaches Kannada for engineering students, where she has been a faculty member since January-2010. Her interests lie in the area of learning languages, ranging from theory to new implementation.

Rimni Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor in English, Siliguri Institute of Technology, with a PG in English Literature from the University of North Bengal, Darjeeling. She is interested in music and literature .

Dr Anita Konwar is an Assistant Professor in the department of English, Sonari College, Charaideo, Assam. She has contributed research papers and articles in different academic and research journals at state, national and international level. Her research interests include Women Studies, Indo-Anglican Fiction, Commonwealth Literature & North-East India Studies.

Bhagyadhar Mandal is a Post Graduate, UGC NET qualified research scholar in Culture Studies in the University of Visva Bharati.

Dr Bhavna Sharma is presently working at K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon as an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities. She has been writing poems and research papers and has published 8 poems and 15 research papers in various national and international journals and magazines. Her area of specialization is Australian poetry and her areas of interest include American Literature, Mythological texts and Children Fiction.

Dr Deepthi S is working as an Assistant Professor in Government First Grade College for Women Ramanagara and has a teaching experience of about 15 years. Her areas of interest include ELT, Gender Studies and Postcolonial Literatures. She has published articles in national and international journals.

Dharmanayaka G V is a PhD research scholar at Kuvempu University, Shivamoga, and Karnataka. His areas of interest include Film and Cultural Studies, Modernism and Postmodernism, Dalit literature and Modern Kannada Literature.

T Geetha is a PhD scholar from Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women at Bharathiar University. She is interested in English Literature and passionate on the area Ecocriticism.

Dr K Maheshwari is a retired Associate professor. She has worked in Sri GVG Visalakshi College for Women at Bharathiar University. She has published many articles and research papers. She is interested in research and guides many scholars.

Huma Yaqub, is presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of English, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Lucknow Campus. Published works include research papers on Orientalism, Post-colonialism, Ecocriticism etc. in various reputed national and international journals. Has a deep interest in literature with environmental concerns and presently is also working on Minor Research Project on Ecocriticism.

J Jaya Parveen is working as Asst. Professor in English in Chevalier T. Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, Chennai. She teaches English language and literature to the students at undergraduate and post-graduate level. Her research interests are ELT, Literary Criticism, and Film Adaptations.

Jitamoni Phukan is a Sr. Assistant Professor of Bihpuria College which is affiliated to Dibrugarh University of Assam. Her area of interest is Gender studies, Post colonial studies and film studies. She has published many research papers in many national and international journals.

Dr Dasari Kejiya is an expert on Translation Studies, Dalit Literature, and Woman Studies with a special focus on Dalit Feminism. She is the author and co-author of more than fifteen articles, papers, and a book, including “Translating Medical Terms from English to Telugu: A Case Study” which was published by a leading International publisher in Germany. She was participated and presented the papers and articles in several seminars/conferences at National and International level. At present, she is working as lecturer in English, SVKP College, Markapur.

V Lakshmi Kanta The author has 25 years of rich teaching experience at various levels and is presently retired. Indian Diaspora with reference Jhumpa Lahiri is the area of her interest, in her research from JNTU Ananthapur.

C Lakshmi Narayana works as Assistant Professor of English in Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology, Anantapur. He is pursuing his doctoral research on the novels of Manju Kapur from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Anantapur. He has twelve years of teaching experience. His research areas of interest are Indian English Literature, Feminist writings, Diasporic writings and ELT.

Dr G Hampamma works as Professor of English in Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh. She has more than two decades of experience in teaching and training students. Her research areas of interest are Indian English Literature, Women Writings, Psycho-Analytical works. She has published 21 research papers and is guiding several research scholars.

Dr V B Chitra works as Associate Professor of English in JNTU, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. She has more than two decades of experience in teaching. She has presented and published several research papers at the national and international levels. Her research areas of interest are American Literature, Indian English Literature, ELT, Diasporic Writings.

D Makla is an Assistant Prof of English, working in Government Degree Collge, Bodhan.
He completed MA in English from Osmania Unversity in 2007 and his B.Ed from EFL-University in 2008.

M Manjula is a Research Scholar at JNTU Anantapur. She is working as Assoc Prof in Narasimha Reddy College of Engineering, Hyderabad. She has presented papers in National and International Conferences and published papers in National and International Journals.

Merrin Antony is a Student (Masters in English Literature) at P.S.G College of Arts and Science. Published articles in WORDPRESS – The Windhover (On Humanism) and The Magical Map (On the Phases in the Life of a Man). Part time Teacher of English in the FSCOP Institute for IAS (Indian Administrative Service) and IPS (Indian Police Service).

Dr S Sreejana is an Assistant Professor of English at Kumaraguru College of Technology.
11 years of Experience as Assistant Professor and 4 years of exposure as Cambridge English BFC(Business English Certificate) Examiner. She is passionate about teaching English.

Naifa Awadh Al Mutairi. She has got MA in English Literature from King Saud University in Riyadh. She works as a lecturer in Qassim University. She is interested in philosophy and comparative literature. She is the author of the book titled: The Journey to God’s Love: Rumi and Spenser.

B Neeraja has completed her Master’s in English Literature at Andhra University and is pursuing her full time Ph. D. at Andhra University. Present, she is serving as an Assistant Professor in VITAM College of Engineering. She is doing her research work on the select novels of Victorian writer George Eliot.

Nishat Sultana is an Assistant Professor of English in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka. Her fields of interest are Feminist Literature, Film studies, English Language. Teaching (E LT), English for Specific Purpose (ESP), Modern British and American Literature, Victorian Novels and Poetry, Post- colonial Literature.

Dr Pradeep Kumar K teaches in English Dept, S.V.N.S.S. College, Wadakkanchery, Kerala. He has worked as Key resource person for teacher training programmes of Govt. of Kerala. His areas of interest are cultural studies and ecocriticism.

Rajeev Nair N V is an academician and writer teaching Literature, Business Management and Theory of Knowledge. He is an independent researcher in the field of Religion, Art, Culture and Spiritual studies.

Rajendra Rana teaches English in the P.G. Department of English Government College (Autonomous ) Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha. Simultaneously he is pursuing research work. He is an avid reader often putting his attempt in reviewing books with one or two review papers published to his credit.

Dr Mandalapu Ravichand, M.A., M. Phil., PhD. Associate Professor of English, Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College, Tirupathi has 20 years of teaching experience in engineering colleges. He has published and presented many research papers in National and International Journals, Seminars and Conferences.

Shambhavi Tiwari is a research scholar and blog writer. Her most celebrated work is on ‘Myth of Jodha’, published in ‘Valley International Journals’ and “Dually-Gifted, Dually Respected”, published in International Journal of College and University.

Sanjit Mandal is a student in M. A. 4th Semester (English) at Tezpur University. He is an acute reader and learner of English Literature. He is interested in teaching Literature. His speciality is Indian Writing in English.

M Sheeba has ten years of experience in teaching currently working as a Faculty of English in SFS Academy, Hebbagodi, Bangalore as well as she is pursuing her doctorate in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

Sobhana Unni V is a Post Graduate in Communicative English and presently doing research in American Short Stories at Sri Chandrasekharendra Viswa Maha Vidyalaya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Job profile includes training Engineering and Management aspirants in Interview skills, Group Discussion apart from enhancing their English language speaking ability.

Srinivas Bandameedi has been the faculty for various professional colleges in India and abroad. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Symbiosis Law School Hyderabad, Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

Dr Syed Hussain Mian works as Lecturer in English, Govt. Polytechnic for Minorities, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. His research areas of interest are Modern British Literature, Commonwealth Literature, in particular African Literature, Indian English Literature, Science-Fiction and Creative Writing and ELT (English Language Teaching). He has presented and published a dozen research papers in National, International Seminars/Conferences/Journals.

Dr B Tirupathi is a Language and soft skill Trainer at the EGMM – EWRC Centre, DRDA, Jangaon Dist, Telangana State. He has presented papers in national and international conferences and seminars and also has published several research papers in reputed journals.

Utpal Deka is an Associate professor in English, Bihpiria College, Assam. He has been teaching in an undergraduate college since 1995. He has attended many national level and international seminars and presented papers. He is interested in ELT, Stylistics and post colonial studies.

Prof. V K Sharma has various reputed national and international publications in his share as Linguistic Approaches to Discourse Analysis, (LAP, Germany), Nissim Ezekiel; Mechanics of Poetry, (LAP, Germany), etc.

S K S Shama is a Research scholar at Adhiyaman Arts and Science College for women, Uthangarai, Krishnagiri Dt, Tamilnadu.

Christy Peter is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English in the same college. She has completed her ELT in Anna University and has cleared her UGC NET. Her area of interest is testing.

G Elancheziyan is an Assistant Professor of English, Department of Science and Humanities at E.G.S.PILLAY Engineering College, Nagapattinam.

A Jaya Anparasi is an Assistant Professor of English, Department of Science and Humanities, at E.G.S.PILLAY Engineering College, Nagapattinam.

A P Mahadevappa teaches English in a Government aided first Grade College in Karnataka. He serves as a member, nominee for UG BOE / BOS, for the University of Mysore and also for autonomous college.

Dr D Indira Priyadarshini is an Associate Professor and is an experienced, skilled and student- focused professional with specialization in ELT having 29 yrs of experience in education.

K Sree Vani, an Assistant Professor in English, an enthusiastic, committed educator for 12 years in Junior, Degree, and Engineering colleges is also proficient in Language Editing (ITES field) and accomplished trainer in Spoken English as well as BEC course (Cambridge University).

Dr V Kavitha is working as an assistant professor in the department of English at Jeppiar SRR Engineering College. She has 12 years of teaching experience. She has published 4 books and 8 research papers in national and international journals.

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