Dear Readers and Contributors,
We have released the 18th issue of the journal successfully. Every issue release takes us back to focus on the wonderful journey we had so far. We have been moving from one strong point to the other.
This issue has an article on the acclaimed writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi who passed on 28 July 2016. May her soul rest in peace! I hope that her work will keep us inspired for the change we wish to see in the world.
For the first time we did not have any articles which could feature in the ‘English & Communication Skills’ section. This area holds potential for research and the contributors are advised to take up research on the skills acquisition and training areas from Communication skills at a base level to the higher order soft skills. I wrote an article exclusively for this section and also to create a direction for research in this area.
We, for the first time had to revoke an article on the claims of plagiarism. True research is not high sounding and path breaking always, as it is embedded in the smallest idea possible. Please allow you to be confident about the smaller ideas and substantiate it well in the theoretical/practical framework. Kindly make sure that the idea may be borrowed and acknowledged, but the analysis and the research angle should be positively your own.
Happy Reading and Sharing!
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju, Chief & Founding Editor
OUR CONTRIBUTORS FOR THIS ISSUE
Dr. Abhishek Kosta is presently working as an Associate Prof. English in Govt. Arts College, Patan, Jabalpur.(M.P.) He has to his credit five International and more than ten National Research papers published. He is the author of the book The Plays of Girish Karnad: A Study in Myths and Gender referred and read among the literary class internationally.
Dr. Anjuli Jain is a B.E (Electronics & Communication Engineering, University of Roorkee, now IIT Roorkee), M.A., PhD. English Literature. She is an Associate Professor (Soft Skills, Business Ethics, Business communication) in the Department of Management Studies MANIT Bhopal. She is also a Free Lance Writer, Published several articles in various newspapers like The Times of India, The Economic Times etc.
Dr. Tanushree Choudhary is presently teaching English to engineering students at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi University. Among several papers in English Language Teaching and English Literature and creative writing, she has to her credit the debut book ‘Five Short Stories: Translations from Munshi Premchand’ which is a fledgling step in the world of translation and publishing.
Mohammad Murshikul Alam is an Associate Professor of English at the Department of Humanities in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has published articles in national and international Journals.
Dr. Sharmin Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor of English at the Department of Humanities in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Alpana Gupta has taught English and Communication Skills for 14 years at various private Engineering colleges and Universities. She has contributed about ten papers to edited books and national research journals. Her current research interests are Dalit Literature and ELT. She lives in Jaipur.
Dr. Mohd Faiez has done his PhD on British writer Hanif Kureishi. He teaches Professional Communication at Department of Pharmacy, MJP Rohilkhand University, located at Bareilly.
D Haseena is a Research Scholar at Rayalaseema University, AP. Her areas of Interest include Women studies, Indian writing in English, Feminism, ELT, Soft Skills, and Creative Writing.
Jaya Singh is a research scholar in the department of English and MEL, University of Allahabad and serves to the department as guest faculty. She was awarded pre-doctoral fellowship from Osmania University center for International Programmes. She is a poetess and short story writer.
Dr. Khalid El Aref is currently teaching English at Abbas Miftah High School in Salé, Morocco. He holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Fez, Morocco.
Bolla Madhavi is a Research Scholar from Osmania University. Her areas of Research Interests are Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Literature, Literary Theory, Post colonial and Subaltern Studies and Victorian Literature and Culture.
P. Mary Rajeshwari is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Karpagam College of Engineering. Coimbatore. She has attended several international conferences and has published several articles to her credit.
Dr. Mirza Sibtain Beg is an Assistant professor in the dept. of English at Shia P. G, College, Lucknow, U. P, He is a critic of repute, and has published many papers in various national and international journals. His areas of research include Indian English poetry, fiction, cultural studies, Language and Communication teaching.
Mousumi Guha Banerjee is currently Head of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi. Her research area and interests include Victorian Women’s Poetry, Literary Theory and Criticism, Business Communication, Cross-cultural Communication and Film Studies.
Dr. Nagender Singh Nathawat is Head, Department of English and Principal at Shri Bhagwandas Todi PG College, Lachhmangarh, Sikar (Rajasthan). He has 13 years experience of teaching English. Presently, he is also a State Government nominated Member of Board of Management, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University, Sikar (Rajasthan).
Nancy Hephzibah. W is doing M.A. English in C.T.T.E. College for Women, Perambur, Chennai. She is interested in doing research in language and literature.
Nasreen Noor works as Asst. Prof. of English in G. Pulla Reddy Engineering College (Autonomous), Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh and she is also a Research Scholar of English Literature at JNT University, Anantapur. Her areas of interest are Subaltern Literature, American Literature, Indian English Literature, Women’s Writings in English and ELT.
Dr. V. B. Chitra works as Asst. Prof. of English in JNT University, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. Her areas of interest are American Literature, Indian English Literature, ELT, Diasporic Writings.
Neema Susan Mathews is a research scholar at M.G University, Kerala. Her research area is Travel Literature. She is interested in travelling and teaching.
B. Pramila is Head of the Department of English in Guru Nanak College, (Autonomous) Velachery, Chennai – 42. She has teaching experience of more than a decade and a. half. She has taught subjects like ‘Business Communication, soft skills for UG & PG students apart from Foundation English.
J. Revathy is doing M.A. English in C.T.T.E. College for Women, Perambur, Chennai. She is interested in doing research in language and literature.
Satyanarayana Nemalipuri is a research scholar in the Dept. of English, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He has 11 years of experience in teaching.
Dr. G. V. S. Ananta Lakshmi is a Ph. D in American literature. She teaches engineering students for last 15years at UG and PG level. Her areas of interest are communication skills, language teachers’ education; Task based Language learning, and Curriculum Design.
Babita Sharma Chapagain works as a teacher trainer at Rato Bangala Foundation, Nepal. She is a Hornby Scholar and has recently completed her MA in English Language Teaching from the University of Warwick, UK.
R. Aparajitha & Dr. S. Barathi
Aparajitha Rajendran is a final year student of M.A at SRC, SASTRA , Kumbakonam. She is an intensive reader and writer. She is doing her action research project with her research supervisor Dr. Barathi who is working as a assistant professor in SRC, SASTRA , Kumbakonam. She has casual and creative writing style.
Dr. V. Durga Prasad is a PhD from Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, affiliated at GITAM University, Bengaluru Campus. His interest areas are Dictionary studies, Vocabulary, Academic Writing, English Language Teaching, and Linguistics.
Bonala Kondal is a Ph.D. Research scholar in the School of English Language Education (ELE) in the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. His research interests are second language writing, second language acquisition, second language learning and computer assisted language learning.
Latha Viswanath is currently working as Associate Professor in the Department of English at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai. She has a teaching experience of 20 years, teaching Technical English and General English to Undergraduate students of Colleges in Tamil Nadu.
Dr. S. Mercy Gnana Gandhi, working as a Professor of English Language Teaching at Sathyabama University, India. Her Specialized areas are Multimedia and CALL. She teaches for IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge BEC Exams apart from academic curriculum.
Dr. Sridhar Maisa is working as Assistant Professor of English in the Dept. of English, School of Technology, GITAM University, Bengaluru Campus. His research interests include Second Language Vocabulary Studies, Teacher Education, Phonetics and English for Academic Purposes.
Suyashi is currently pursuing her Masters in Linguistics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and completed her Graduation with Honours in English from Zakir Husain Delhi College, Delhi University.
V. Vinu has done M. Phil (English) in CTTE College for Women, Chennai. She is interested in doing research in English Language Teaching (ELT), Language and Literature.
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju is working in the Department of English, Osmania University. She is a prolific reader and writer. She has published and presented several papers. Her areas of interest are Post Colonial Literature, Film & Literature and Gender Studies.