Volume 8 Issue 2 

Dear Readers & Contributors,

One can never be bored of the seasons. They stay inspirational and we draw ours from them. Welcome to the monsoon issue of IJELLS. It brings a collection of interesting articles. There are some which garner a mention.

A comprehensive book review of Divakaruni’s The Forest of Enchantments simultaneously bringing into the argument her earlier novel The Palace of Illusions. On the same breath the article on retelling Ramayana establishes the need to revisit the classics for newer interpretations. Also interesting read is Rajesh Kumar’s translation of Nerella Srinivas Goud’s Telugu short story Peddakka.

We also have included an article on Madhubani Paintings, as Arts & Humanities have been a field with common research parameters. Alongside the movement towards specialisation, every field of knowledge should hold the promise of expansion and superimposition.

Also on the list is a paper on ‘De-motivation’ as an important element to be considered when designing a training programme alongside an on hands teaching experience and research flowing out of the classroom focussing on ‘learner autonomy’.

Happy Reading and Sharing!

Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Founding & Chief Editor


Our Contributors

Abhishek Rai is working with I.T.S Engineering College, Greater Noida as a Professional Communication faculty member; he has more than a decade of teaching experience in the field of English Language. His newly discovered passion towards poetry writing has resulted into publication of a number of his poems in different journals, online magazine, newspaper and poetry festivals.

Dr Amrita Satapathy is a faculty in the School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar. She has many papers and books to her credit in the areas of autobiography, memoirs and travel writings, Indian writing in English and Media and Popular culture. She is an active blogger and enjoys writing poems and popular articles.

Rajesh Kumar Saduneni is an Assistant Professor of English working at SRR Government Arts &Science College, Karimnagar, Telangana. He is pursuing his PhD from Osmania University, Hyderabad. His broad area of interest is Caribbean literature. He participated in various national seminars and submitted research articles.

Dr Emmadi Pullaiah is a retired Reader in English from Kakatiya Government Degree College, Hanamkonda. He is a poet, soft skills trainer, motivator, social activist and social worker. He has published about 25 poems in ‘Triveni’ Journal.

Dr Anju Gupta, at present, serves at the Central Department of English, TU, Kathmandu as a lecturer.

Ankita Sharma is a research scholar at the Department of English, University of Rajasthan in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her areas of research are language, law, literature, mythology, fantasy, and film narratives. She has been an active participant in various national and international conferences and have presented papers. She has one paper published to her credit.

Dr Garima Singh Baghel is working as an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities at Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior (M.P.). She has done her PhD from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

Dr Jagdish Batra is a full Professor of English at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat (NCR) India. He has more than three decades of teaching and research experience. His area of specialization is Indian English Fiction on which he has presented papers at many international conferences in Europe and South East Asia. A Rotary Foundation awardee to USA, Dr Batrahas published eight books.

Dr Mahuya Bhaumik is Associate Professor in the Department of English, Derozio Memorial College, Kolkata. Her areas of interest include Culture Studies, Partition Literature and Gender Studies. She has published extensively in several national and international journals of repute.

Dr Santosh Kumar Singh works as a Post Graduate Teacher at Sainik Awasiya Mahavidyalaya (Campus) in Bhaktapur, Nepal. He specializes in Social Semiotics &Mithila Painting.

Dr E Srinivas Rao is an assistant professor in English. He is the recipient of State Best Teacher Award. He is a course writer, motivator, TSat Live presenter, resource person and trainer in teaching English. He has published articles in National and International journals.

Dr Vaishnavi Pokuri, Assistant Professor/Softskills Trainer in Eluru College of Engineering and Technology. She is also a part time corporate and trainer and a blog writer for CloudMellow Services and has international online teaching experience. She was also part of the Rotary International sponsored Group Exchange Program and has studied education practiced in various schools, universities in West Virgina, U.S.A.

Zeba Tanveer is a research scholar enrolled at CSJM University Kanpur. Her keen interest lies in Inter-textuality, Narratology and Cultural Studies. The present paper deals with marginalised view of modern India.

Jimalee Sowell is a PhD candidate in Composition and Applied Linguistics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include teaching writing and teacher professional development.

Dr G Karthiga is working as assistant professor in Sri Vidya Kamachi College of Arts And Science, Mecheri, Salem.

Dr Kshema Jose is an Assistant Professor in Department of Training and Development, School of English Language Education, The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad, India. She is interested in training English teachers to use web tools in the ESL classroom and in teaching digital literacy. Her areas of are hypertext reading and digital literacy.

Dr TR Shashipriya is a faculty of English and heads the department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka. She has 30 years of teaching experience and has nearly 15 publications in varied journals. She has been conducting Induction programs to Technical students in Universal Human Values for two years, a much needed requisite to the young minds.

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