Dear Readers and Contributors,
Happy Diwali to all! May this festival of lights drive away the darkness and fill us with light of knowledge, happiness and health!
This autumn edition has a compilation of new knowledge and has prompted me to highlight the points of learning to help you through the issue.
I have learnt that Jong’s Fear of Flying connects the feminism argument to being basically human; Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder brings to the surface the division of the self into the complexities of existence; the angst of an Australian fugitive naming himself Shantaram; how something as private as family estrangement is part of our common consciousness; with Rabindranath Tagore directed film Natir Puja is a first for me and many more.
Malaysian teacher practices were interesting and so were the changing facets of the Lambadi culture, from tracing the nuances of the Navaron dialect to a take on the language assessment is what ELT section holds.
The English & CS section attempts at connecting Emerson to the emerging concepts of individuality & thinking skills and a perspective on Professional Communication.
The points of admiration, in the creative section, settles on the two poems, one short and straight on war and peace while the other is a trip back in time to Greek mythology.
Happy Reading and Sharing!
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju, Chief & Founding Editor
Rajani Priya .S is an Assistant Professor, Department of English at A. M. Jain College, Chennai. She is pursuing her Doctoral Research. She has published articles, poems and short stories in literary journals.
Prof. M. Deva Santhanam Pillai has been teaching English and allied subjects for the past 30 years. He has several publications in Tamil and English to his credit. He has published many research papers as well
Dr. Dashrath Gatt is working as an Assistant Professor of English at Govt. College Bhattu Kalan (Fatehabad) in Haryana.
Dr. Kiran Shekhawat, is working as an Asst. Professor of English at Department of English, JECRC, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Dr. Sangeeta Jhajharia, is working as an Asst. Professor of English at Department of Arts and Humanities, College of Arts Science and Humanities, Mody University, Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India.
Mousumi Guha Banerjee is currently Head of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi.
Prof. Mrinal Srivastava, is currently the Head, Dept. of English, A.P.S. University, Rewa (M.P.)
Radhakrishnan C is a Ph. D Research Scholar at Bharathiar University , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India and is currently working as an Asst. Professor, Department of English, Asan Memorial College of Arts and Science, Chennai-600100.
Dr. R. Sandhya, is working as an Asst Prof of English in the Dept of H&S, Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Tirupati
Saritha is a Lecturer in English at St.Annn’s College for Women, Hyderabad. She has above twelve years of teaching experience and has presented papers in National and International seminars.
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.
Vaishnavi. N, is an Asst. Prof. In Eluru College of Engineering and Technology, Duggirala Village, Pedavegi Mandal, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.
Mary Kambam, is currently working at C.H.S.D St. Theresa’s College for Women, Gavaravaram, Sanivarapupet Post, West Godavari District, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.
Jimalee Sowell has taught English in South Korea, Cambodia, Uganda, Ecuador, and Bangladesh. Ms. Sowell is now working as a teacher trainer for the Malaysian Ministry of Education.
Makla is currently working as an Asst. Prof of English, Government Degree College, Bodhan, Nizamabad, Telangana.
Sajib Kumar Ghosh is currently serving the Department of English, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh as a faculty. He is now working on linguistic changes in postcolonial settings.
Dr. J. John Sekar, is working as the Head & Associate Professor, Research Department of English, Dean, Academic Policies & Administration, The American College, Madurai.
Aravind Babu Chilukuri is a Research Scholar, Mewar University, India
Dr. Kalyana Chakravarthi Thirunagari is a Research Supervisor, Mewar University, India
Santosh Agrawal is a Research Scholar, Mewar University, India