Dear Readers and Contributors,
Welcome to the October 2014 issue of International Journal of English: Literature, Language & Skills. This is our 11 issue, i.e., one issue from our third anniversary. It has been a tremendously growing experience for our contributors and us.
The articles published this time hold the same fascination of diversity like each time. Literature section holds articles about writers such as Orhan Pamuk, Margaret Atwood, Bama, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alice Walker and Virginia Woolf. R.K. Narayan still fascinates the academicians and his writings hold the promise of further academic study.
The Language section holds articles from Listening, Translations, Grammar, Dogme ELT AND Meta-cognitive areas of research.
Communication Skills section is a compilation of articles of Gender differences, net savvy generation among the others.
This collection of articles, though broadly sectioned into English Literature, English Language Teaching and English & Communication Skills for our convenience are increasingly overlapping onto each other attempting to turn into the natural unifying whole.
Read through and draw your conclusions. We are happy to receive your comments on our web site.
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Jita Phukan an Assistant Professor of English in Bihpuria College, Assam is interested in the area of feminist studies and likes to write stories of sensitive human issues.
Rajani Priya. S is pursuing her Doctoral Research. She is a creative writer and has published a number of short stories in literary journals. She has also published articles in books and journal. She is currently Assistant Professor, Dept of English, A.M.Jain College, Chennai.
Prof. Kum Kum Ray is presently working as Director, Amity School of Languages, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow Campus. Dr. Ray has published many books on English Literature, language and communication skills.
Dr. Mallika Tripathi is an amateur writer blessed with an astounding sense of expression. She is currently working as Associate Professor & Head, Department Of Humanities at FGIET, Raebareli.
Mohammed Shafeer K. P. had presented papers in many national and international seminars. Now, he is working as an Assistant Professor in English in KMCT Group of Institutions, Kuttippuram Kerala.
Rimni Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor in English, Siliguri Institute of Technology, post graduated in English Literature from the University of North Bengal. Darjeeling interested in arts, literature, travelling and photography.
Dr. S. Ambika is an assistant professor of English at S. T. Hindu College, Nagercoil. Her area of specialisation is Indian Literature. She has a teaching experience of 13 years and many papers published and completed 1 UGC Minor Research project
S. P. Anuja is a research scholar pursuing her PhD in the Department of English, Karpagam University, Coimbatore under the guidance of Dr. K. Pramila. She is interested in British literature and Contemporary literature.
Dr. K. Pramila is an M.A., M.Phil, PhD, HOD, PSGIT & AR, Coimbatore, has around 15 years of teaching experience both in India and abroad. She has also trained school and college English teachers, has many years of experience in IELTS and soft skills training.
Asad Mehmood has been working with English Department, University of Sargodha as a Teaching Assistant since 2013 and M. Phil scholar in English Literature at GCU, Faisalabad. His areas of interest are Post-colonial literature and Indo-Pak partition literature.
Ghania Khan is M. Phil scholar in English at GCU, Faisalabad. Her areas of interest are literature, particularly Post-colonial literature and Indo-Pak literature.
Summiya Ali is M.Phil scholar in English at GCU, Faisalabad. Her areas of interest are literature, particularly Post-colonial literature and Indo-Pak literature.
K. S. Balaji teaches English at the Language Centre, Sultan Qaboos University, the Sultanate of Oman. His areas of interest include second language acquisition and gender studies.
Dr. J. Bheemaiah teaches comparative literature at the Centre for Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad. Currently, he is working on the issues of the underprivileged.
Bipin Bihari Dash is a research scholar of Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. His areas of interest are: Post-Colonial Studies, Diasporic Fiction, Linguistics, Communicative English and Business Communication English.
Darshan Lal is an Assistant Professor, Department of English, DAV College, Ambala City, (Haryana) and Research Scholar, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Areas of interest are Literature in Translation (Dalit Literature) and American Drama.
Dr. Mukesh Ranjan is an Associate Professor, awarded Fulbright Fellowship to do doctoral research at the Harvard University and University of California, USA in 1994. He is presently teaching in the Dept. of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Dr. Deepa Tyagi an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. Uttar Pradesh, India. She has an experience of 15+ years in the field of teaching. She likes to write research papers on literature because literature is the mirror of society
Dhurjjati Sarma is presently pursuing his doctoral research in English Literature from the English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus. He had previously studied at the University of Delhi for his MA and MPhil degrees.
Dr. Gurpreet Kaur is working as Assistant Prof. in English at, SGTB Khalsa College Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. She has an experience of teaching of about ten years. She has done her Ph.D in American Literature, from Punjabi University, Patiala.
S. Habeebunisa Begum M.A., M.Phil., is a Research Scholar, pursuing Ph.D., programme at the Department of English in Dr. Ambedkar Govt. Arts College, Chennai. Her research interest is in the area of Literature.
Dr. S. Henry Kishore working as an Assistant Professor of English ar Thiagarajar College, Teppakulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu from September 2008. He did my PhD in English at Alagappa University, Karaikudi. My subject of specialization is Derrida’s Deconstruction.
P. Hiltrud Dave Eve has been working as Assistant Professor for the past 10 years. She has teaching English to the rural students.
G. Santhiya is a research scholar in Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur.
Ishita N. Patel is Ph.D scholar of English Literature at Kadi Sarva Vishwavidayalay, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Her area of research is Diaspora studies. Her articles have been published in many national and international journals.
Kiran Mathew is a Junior Lecturer in English, St. Peter’s College, Kolenchery, is currently doing research on Aravind Adiga’s fictional writings under the supervision of Dr. T T Thomas, Karpagam University, Coimbatore.
Nilima Meher is presently working in Panchayat College, Bargarh, Odisha as Junior Lecturer in English also is persuing her Ph.D work in Sambalpur University under the guidance of Prof. R.S Nanda. Her research area is Nigerian literature and now she is working on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Dr. Nidhi Sharma is a senior lecturer, Dept. of English, Swami Keshavanand Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Her research interests are Indian Writing in English, New Literatures and Gender Studies
R.Ragupathi M.A., M.Phil., (Ph.D)., is currently working as an assistant professor at Karpagam University in Coimbatore and has published three papers in international journal.
Sambit Panigrahi teaches English at Ravenshaw University. Cuttack. He has completed his Ph. D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Dr. Panigrahi specializes in Environmental Literature and Postmodern Theory.
Dr. Shahid Imtiaz is a Ph.D in English Literature from University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan. Currently he is Chairman Department of English Language and Literature at Govt. Islamia College Railway Road Lahore, Pakistan, affiliated with University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan.
Dr. Shibu Simon is a Professor of English with the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India, who is presently serving as Head of the Faculty of English at the National Defence Academy, Pune. He has published his research articles in leading journals and in edited books is also the recipient of UGC Major and Minor Research Projects in Applied Linguistics.
Shiva Durga is an Assistant Professor in English, Dept. Of Applied Sciences and Humanities, GLA University, Chaumuha, Mathura, U.P. India. She has published the study Material on School Management Under business Management for B.B.A. for IGNOU University, India.
Dr. K. Venkatramana Rao is an Associate Professor has been in the teaching profession for more than 20 years. Prior to working at RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai he was with Guru Nanak College, Chennai. He specializes in Literary Criticism and the subject of his Doctoral Thesis too.
D. Ambika is working as an Assistant Professor at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College for the past 8.5 years, attended 4 Development Programmes and 3 workshops.
Aravind Babu Chilukuri is an MA in English, MBA, M Phil (PhD). He is working as Associate Professor in Business communication and Soft skills in VBIT. He has an overall professional experience of 15 years in Academia and Industry along with corporate Teaching/Training.
Dr. G. Venkata Ramana is working as an Associate Professor of English in BVRIT, Narsapur. He has authored two books. His area of interest is short story, instructional designing, technical writing and translation studies.
Dr. Mridumoni Dhekial Phukan holds M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Linguistics specializing in Phonetics and Spoken English from EFLU, Hyderabad. She is a teacher trainer and teaches English at the senior secondary level.
Nalina Singh is an M.A (English) from EFLU and M.Ed. is the Dy. Head, ASCENT, Amity University. She has convened RELO sponsored International ELT conferences, conducted workshops, and has written and edited books. She has been awarded scholarships by RELO and is RELO trained ‘Teacher Trainer’.
Dr. Priti Bala Sharma is presently working as Head, Department of English and Communication Skills in Jagan Nath University, Jaipur. Recently, she has been selected as Assistant Professor in one of the renowned universities of Saudi Arabia.
A. Ramesh holds B.A, M.A, B.Ed, and M.Phil in English and is pursuing Ph.D (ELT) at St. Joseph’s college, Trichy. He has 3 years of teaching experience.
Dr. Rizwana Banu is an Assistant Professor of English, J.B.A.S. College for Women, Chennai. She has 17 years of experience in teaching at the graduate and postgraduate level.
Dr. Salma Al-Humaidi obtained her PhD from the USA in 2002. She is currently working as an assistant professor of ELT at Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. Currently, she is working on investigating the qualities of English language teachers in Oman. She also attended many international conferences and symposia on ELT.
W. Grace Shanthi is currently working as Assistant professor in English at TPC Engineering college, warangal, A.P. She holds M.A degree in English, M.Ed, and M.Phil and is currently pursuing Ph.D degree. She was involved in various teacher training programmes conducted by Kakatiya University.
Dr Anne Pothen is a retired Professor of English, Nizam College, Osmania University. She is the winner of Rotary club, Vijayawada Gold Medal for B.A, M.A University Second, Ph.D Gold medal. Her areas of interest are post colonial and Indian writing in English.
Dr. A. Ramakrishna Rao is a Dean, SICET Autonomous Annex, Sri Indu college of Engg and Tech. He is the winner of Jewel of India Awardee by International Institute of Education and Management, New Delhi.
Sher Muhammed Khan Assistant Professor of English at MJCET, Hyderabad, is currently pursuing Ph.D. from Osmania University. His research work aims at improving listening and speaking skills of B.E students through Computer Assisted Language Learning lab.
Dr. J. P. Vandhana Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bannari Amman Institute of technology, Sathyamangalam, a Doctorate from Bharathiar University. She is specialized in Metacognition and Reading.
Dr Varalakshmi Chaudhry has about 17 years of experience teaching ESL till now. She has published 32 research articles and 2 books. Her areas of research interest are: SLA, ELT, Psycholinguistics and Applied Linguistics.
Dr. Archana Kumari is an Assistant Professor of English at Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. She has published seven research papers in National, International peer reviewed journals, and three more are under publication.
Bibhuti Bhusan Dash is an Assistant Professor in English and Communication skills at Balasore College of Engineering and Technology, Odisha and presently pursuing his doctoral research on General Semantics and other Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. J. John Sekar has been working in the American College since 1987. Currently, he is the Head of the undergraduate department of English and the Dean for curriculum development and research. He is an alumnus of CIEFL and the University of Hyderabad.
R. Latha has got 18 years of experience in teaching the students of different age groups. She is presently rendering service as the Head and Assistant professor of English at Madha Engineering College.
C. Shanmugapriya is a Ph.D. Research scholar in the Department of Humanities, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Her area of specialization is English Language Teaching.
Shashi Rekha Munireddy is a Ph.D. scholar at Jain University and a renowned Montessori Teacher Trainer. She is currently working on Play in early childhood education.
B Sreekanth Reddy is working as a Lecturer in Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies IIIT R.K.Valley, Kadapa for the past four years. His areas of interest are Diasporic studies, Soft Skills training, Indian English Literaturs and ELT.
Dr. Sushil Kumar has served many top universities of India and now teaches at Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Samalkha. He has got nine international papers published in reputed journals. ELT, Semantics and Phonetics are his fortes.
Venkata Ramana Sabbavarapu is currently working toward a PhD in English (Communicative Language Learning & Teaching) at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He is also an Assistant Professor of English at GVP College of Engineering (A), Visakhapatnam.
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju is an assistant professor in the department of English, Nizam Colleg (OU). She is PhD in English Literature, teaches English to graduates and postgraduates and has simultaneously trained them in Communication Skills.
Jayanthi. R Rathinavelu is an Assistant Professor has great passion for writing poems for every reason and season. She believes that essence of life is in each sensible touch of time. She wishes to contribute more for woman folk.