Dear Readers and Contributors,
Being an editor for an academic journal has its share of learning experiences. But editing the creative section either in the regular issues or the special issues provides succour to the mind. Being a literature lover, I believe that criticism should be balanced with creativity. IJELLS has always been supporting of creative endeavours, which are on the downward slope because many dedicated platforms aren’t readily available. IJELLS took a vow to be one!
I have chosen some choicest phrases from each one of our stories to be a torchbearer for what is to be expected from them.
Happy Reading and Sharing!
Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Chief & Founding Editor
Christina Dhanasekaran is a professor of English at Madras Christian College, Chennai. She is a passionate teacher who believes in the transformative powers of education. An ardent reader; a lover of poetry; she loves scribbling free verse and exploring different facets of literature, culture and mythology. Her new avocation is to pen down stories recollected from random thoughts.
Dhanappa M Metri,is a winner of a scholarship from RELO. He is an Associate professor in the Dept. of English, Sangameshwar College Solapur, Maharashtra. He writes both on Higher Education and ELT.
M. Geetha is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Jerusalem College of Engineering, Chennai. Her interest in literature specifically lies on translation, creative writing and fiction research.
Dr. Jabeen Siddiqui is an English Lecturer at Dr. Md. Iqbal College of Arts and Science, Latur. She has contributed many research articles in national and international journals. Her areas of interest include Indian English Literature, Post colonial literature and feminist studies.
Dr. A. Kishore Kumar Reddy works as an Assistant Professor of English at Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University. He is a contemplator of surrealist and metaphysical issues.
Mouli Chowdhury is a research scholar working on her doctoral thesis in the field of English Literature from RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur. She has Master’s Degree in English and stood third in order of merit. She has three publications to her credit and four years of teaching experience. At present she is working as an Assistant Professor in School of Humanities, K.R. Mangalam University, Sohna, Gurgaon.
Murali Raman is a writer, painter, installation artist and advertising professional who dabbles in photography. He writes poetry, short stories, short film and television scripts and feature film screenplays.
Nilima Meher is at present working in Panchayat Jr. College, Bargarh (English Department) as Junior Lecturer. She is pursuing Ph.D. and many research articles are published in various international journals. She is a critic, short story writer and poetess. Her poem collection songs of life has been published recently.
Dr. A Sandhya Reddy is an Associate Professor in English at CBIT, Hyderabad. She did her MA, MPhil &Ph.D at Osmania University. She has 23 years of teaching experience and is a certified soft skills trainer. She has published 17 papers in reputed journals both national and international.
Trisha Dewangan is a student of Electrical Engineering at her final year. Her interests include travelling and writing. She prefers being practical most of the times rather than being all dreamy eyes and that is probably reflected in every piece she has written.
Tushnim Gangopadhyay is a research scholar at the Department of English, B.H.U., who has a passion for translation, creative writing, and experimenting with graphic and interactive literature.