Volume 9 Issue 1

Dear Readers & Contributors,

Welcome to the April 2020 issue of IJELLS. We commence the ninth year of publishing. We have published a total of 33 regular issues (including this) and 9 special issues. We have worked very hard in these unprecedented times to compile and launch this issue.

We have encouraged some young writers and welcomed some experienced ones. The range of articles will be interesting to read. Browse through the issue and share with us your comments and observations at

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Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Founding & Chief Editor



Dr Anita Konwar is an Assistant Professor in the department of English, Sonari College, Charaideo, Assam. Dr. Konwar achieved her degrees of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English from Dibrugarh University, 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, Indian English Fiction, Commonwealth Literature & North-East India Studies.

Fardos Bakjaji is a Syrian PhD scholar studying in Osmania University, department of English. She got her Master degree from Gujarat University and now she is working on Afro-American literature under the supervision of Dr. A. Sreedevi.

Himanjali Gollapinni is currently pursuing her masters in English as a final year student from Osmania University. She has completed her bachelor’s in biotechnology from Saint Francis College in Hyderabad. Her areas of interest include Literary Criticism and Theory and Shakespearian Drama.

James Joseph is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of English, at St. Mary’s College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad. He is pursuing his research in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam under the guidance of Dr. Sr. Celine E.

Dr Sr Celine E. is the Director of St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam. She has also been a Research Guide in the college for eleven years

Jishnu Prasad is a research scholar at Mahatma Gandhi university, St. Teresa’s college, Ernakulam. His research interests are primarily in areas of cultural studies with emphasis on Arab culture and revolution. He worked as Guest lecturer at Devaswom Board College, Thalayolaparambu for 3 years.

Dr Mahendra Kumar Budhathoki works as an English Lecturer at Campus of International Languages, T.U., Exhibition Road, Kathmandu. He did M.A. (English), M.Ed. (English Education), L.L.B. (Law) and Ph.D. (English). He is a life-member of NELTA. He has published many research articles related to literary criticism, literature and language in different journals.

Mamta Bisht is presently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of English, L.S.M.G.P.G College Pithoragarh. She has done her Masters from Kumaun University and is pursuing her Ph.D in English from there. She has a few research papers to her credit in international journals and has also presented papers in national and international seminars.

Samuel Mundru is a final year student from Osmania University pursuing a master’s in English and has qualified UGC NET in December 2019. He has completed his bachelor’s in English literature in 2018 from Wesley degree college, Hyderabad. His areas of interest include Rhetoric in Literature and Critical Analysis of Poems.

Dr Santosh Kumar Singh works as a Lecturer at Khowpa College in Bhaktapur, Nepal. He specializes in Social Semiotics &Mithila Painting.

Shobhana Singh is pursuing Ph.D from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, (M.P).

Updesh Singh is an Assistant Professor of English at Amtunna Bano Mahila Degree College, Gursahaiganj Kannauj U.P. He is pursuing M.Phil from Singhania University Rajasthan.

Dr Ameena Kidwai is an Assistant Professor at Taibah University, KSA. In her doctoral research she has explored methodologies to make teaching and learning of English more meaningful through innovative practices. She has been associated with RELO, American Embassy, and Cambridge India.

Pinali Vadher is an Ex-Ad hoc Assistant Professor, who worked at the Department of English &CLS, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. from the after mentioned Department and the University. Her areas of interests include ELT, Critical Thinking, Communication Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, English Literature and Translation Studies.

Dr Meena Malik is a Professor in English at NDRI Deemed University, Karnal. A graduate with Honours in English, she obtained M.A., M. Phil and Doctorate in English from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (KUK). Her area of specialization is ‘Feminist Issues’. She teaches “Communication Skills” and ‘Technical Writing’ to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at NDRI Deemed University, Karnal. She has authored a book entitled, Graham Greene: A Feminist Reading and a Manual on The Art of Technical Reporting and Writing.

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