10.2.16

Premchand : GODAAN

A Critical Analysis



by
I.D. Sharma





ISBN 978-81-7977-564-6

pp. : 146 + vi

Price : Rs. 65.00


List of Contents :


LIFE AND WORKS OF PREMCHAND
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL
THE BACKGROUND OF INDO-ANGLIAN LITERATURE
THE SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF ‘GODAN’
PRENCHAND : THE MAN OF HIS AGE
THE IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGY ON HINDI NOVEL
LEADING THEMES IN ‘GODAN’
ISSUES OF LOVE AND MORALITY IN ‘GODAN’
FAMILY, SOCIETY AND RELATIONSHIPS IN ‘GODAN’
REALISM AND SYMBOLISM IN ‘GODAN’
ANTI-BRAHMIN ATTITUDE OF PREMCHAND
THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN CHARACTRES IN ‘GODAN’
CHARACTERIZATION IN ‘GODAN’
‘GODAN’ AS AN EPIC IN NOVEL
SOCIAL CONCERN AS A THEME IN PREMCHAND’S NOVELS
VISION OF PREMCHAND
CHARACTER SKETCHES
QUOTABLE QUOTES FROM ‘GODAN’
SELECTED QUESTIONS
SOME SOLVED TEXTUAL PROBLEMS
DISCUSS PREM CHAND AS A PROGRESSIVE WRITER.
WRITE A DETAILED NOTE ON THE LEADING THEME OF GODAAN.
WRITE A NOTE ON THE THEME OF LOVE.
DISCUSS SOCIAL ISSUES AND SOCIAL MORALITY IN GODDAN.
THE INDICTMENT OF BRAHMANISM IS PUNGENT IN GODAAN. DISCUSS.
WRITE A NOTE ON WOMEN CHARACTERS IN GODAAN.
DISCUSS GODAAN AS AN EPIC IN PROSE.
COMMENT ON SOME MEMORABLE AND DRAMATIC SITUATION IN GODAAN.
SUGGESTED READINGS

Rabindranath Tagore : GITANJALI

Text with Critical Study and Notes


by
Som Dev
B.C. Chakravorty





ISBN 81-7977-071-0

pp. : 312 + vi

Price : Rs. 120.00


List of Contents :


TEXT OF GITANJALI
HINDI PROSE TRANSLATION OF GITANJALI
RABINDRANATH TAGORE—HIS LIFE, FAMILY BACKGROUND PERSONALITY AND FORMATIVE INFLUENCES
RABINDRANATH TAGORE : HIS POETICAL DEVELOPMENTRABINDRANATH TAGORE : HIS POETIC CAREER
RABINDRANATH TAGORE : CHARACTERISTICS AS A POET
RABINDRANATH TAGORE : HIS CONTRIBUTION TO INDIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH
TAGORE : HIS LIFE AND WORKS
THE MEANING OF MYSTICISM
TAGORE AND WALT WHITMAN: TWO MYSTICS
SOME WESTERN MYSTIC POETS
TAGORE AND AUROBINDO
TAGORE AND SAROJINI NAIDU
‘GITANJALI’ : AN INTRODUCTION
‘GITANJALI : ITS THEME,
‘GITANJALI :A CRITICAL APPRECIATION
‘GITANJALI’ : ITS SYMBOLISM
‘GITANJALI : ITS STYLE
‘GITANJALI: GOD AND THE POET
‘GITANJALI’: THE CONCEPT OF LIFE
‘GITANJALI’: THE CONCEPT OF DEATH
‘GITANJALI’: A METAPHYSICAL POEM
‘GITANJALI’ : ITS MYSTICISM
‘GITANJALI’: A STUDY OF ITS POEMS
‘GITANJALI’: ITS PHASES
‘GITANJALI’ : IMPORTANT EXPLANATIONS AND WORD MEANINGS
CRITICAL EXTRACTS
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

9.2.16

SAROJINI NAIDU : Select Poems

with Critical Introduction, Notes and Comments




by
A.N. Gupta
Satish Gupta


ISBN 978-81-7977-558-5

pp. : 330 + vi

Price : Rs. 148 (for students)
         : Rs. 250.00 (for Institutes and Libraries) 

List of Contents :

Sarojini Naidu : A Biographical Sketch

Sarojini Naidu : Her Poetic Career
Her Poetical Works, Development of her Poetic Art

Sarojini Naidu : The Woman
Her Personality, Her Character and Temperament

Sarojini Naidu : The Orator
Combination of Poetry and Oratory, Her Gift of Eloquence and Poetry Combined in One and the Spell it Cast

Sarojini Naidu : Her Ideals and Methods

Sarojini Naidu : Characteristic as a Poet

Sarojini Naidu : Her Literary Affiliations

Sarojini Naidu : Her Achievement and Place

Sarojini Naidu : Her Art and Diction
Formal Aspects of her Poetry, her Technique

Sarojini Naidu : Her Imagery and Symbolism

Sarojini Naidu : Themes of her Poetry

Sarojini Naidu : The Folk Theme
Her folk Songs

Sarojini Naidu : Her Treatment of Nature

Sarojini Naidu : Her Poems of Spring Time
Theme of Spring in her Poetry

Sarojini Naidu : Poems dealing with the Pageant of Indian Life
Poetry of Nationhood, Poetry of National Life

Sarojini Naidu : Poems depicting her Love for Mother India
Patriotic note in her Poetry

Sarojini Naidu : Theme of Life and Death 
Theme of Challenge of Suffering and Pain and Death to Life
Double Strain in her Poetry—Frustration, Defeat and Hope
Element of Pessimism and Optimism in her Poetry

Sarojini Naidu : As a Romantic Poet
Element of Romanticism in Sarojini Naidu’s Poetry

Sarojini Naidu : Her Poems of Love
Her Treatment of the Theme of Love

Sarojini Naidu : Her Critics
Rise and Development of Criticism on her

Select Literary Criticism of Sarojini Naidu as a Poet
1. A poet of Indian life 2. Poet as well as patriot and orator 3. Flouting of the metaphysical tradition 4. Merits and demerits of Sarojini’s poetry 5. Her reputation 6. Varied themes and lyric sweetness of her verse 7. Sarojini Naidu had the aspiration to write poetry but she lacked the equipment 8. The Indian Nightingale 9. Her genius 10. Merits and failures of Sarojini Naidu’s poetry

Sarojini Naidu : General Introduction to her Poems

Annotation of Poems

Poems of Nature 
1. A Song in Spring 2. The Coming of Spring 3. June Sunset 4. Champak Blossoms 5. Leili 6. Nasturtiums 7. Ashoka Blossom 8. Golden Cassia 9. In Praise of Gulmohur Blossoms 10. Spring 11. The Joy of the Spring-time 12. Ecstasy 13. The Call of Spring 14. The Magic of Spring 15.  Autumn Song

Poems of Love 
1. The Flute Player of Brindaban 2. A Rajput Love Song 3. Song of Radha, the Milkmaid 4. The Temple    4 (i).The Gate of Delight :  a. The Offering b. The Feast c. Ecstasy d. The Lute-Song e. If you call me  f. The Sins of Love g. The Desire of Love h. The Vision of Love 4 (ii). The Path of Tears : a. If you were dead 4 (iii). The Sanctuary: a. The Illusion of Love b. Love Omnipotent c. Love Transcendent d. The Festival of Memory e. A Love Song from the North  f. An Indian Love Song  g. A Persian Love-Song h. To  Love

Folk and Indian Scene Poems 
1. In Praise of Henna 2. Harvest Hymn 3. Vasant Panchami 4. Indian Weavers 5. The Snake-Charmer 6. Palanquin-Bearers 7. Coromandel Fishers 8. Bangle-Sellers 9. Wandering Singers 10. Corn-Grinders 11. Indian Dancers 12. Nightfall in the city of Hyderabad 13. The Pardah Nashin 14. Village Song—1 15. Village Song—II 16. Cradle-Song 17. Suttee 18. The Festival of Serpents 19. The Indian Gipsy 20. Raksha Bandhan

The Song of Life and Death
1. Love and death 2. Life 3. Death and life 4. The Fairy Isle of Janjira 5. In Salutation to the Eternal Peace 6. To a Budha Seated on a lotus 7. The royal tombs of Golconda  8. The Bird of Time  9. Transience 10. A Challenge to Fate 11. Guerdon 12. The soul’s Prayer 13. The old woman 14. The Broken Wing 15. The Wandering Beggars 16. Lakshmi the Lotus Born 17. Kali, the Mother 18. The Challenge 19. The poet to death 

Miscellaneous Poems
1. The Queen Rival 2. In Salutation to My fathers spirit 3. To my Fairy Fancies 4. Imperial Delhi 5. The Lotus 6. To India  7.Hymayun to Zobeida 8. Damayanti to Nala in the Hour of exilte 9. My dead Dream 10. ongs of Radha Kanhaya 11. Summer Woods 12. Caprise 13. Song of Radha 14. To youth 15. The Bird Sanctury 16. Awake 17. Longing 18. Farwell 19. Solitude 20. At Dawn 21. The Prayer of Islam  22. The Garden vigil 23. The Pearl 24. Three Sorrows 25. Bells 26. Memorial Verses (i) Ya Mahbub (ii) Gokhle 27. Alabaster 28.To the God of pain 29. Ode to H.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad  30. Lokmanya Tilak

Chronology of Important Dates

Bibliography

5.12.15

My Days in Tulasi Kshetra

Memoir


by : P.G. RAMA RAO






ISBN 978-81-7977-559-2

p.p. : 166 + x

Price : Rs. 220.00


P.G. Rama Rao (b.1935) retired from the P.G. Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in 1995, after a long and distinguished innings as a teacher of English and American Literature. 

His Ph.D. thesis on Hemingway’s narrative technique and his article on “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” were highly acclaimed in Sixteen Modern American Authors (Duke Univ. Press, 1974). A Fulbright Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the University of Massachusetts, he studied the Hemingway manuscripts in John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in 1981-82 and 1993, taught the Hemingway course in the University of Massachusetts, and delivered lectures in several American universities. In 1986, on a British Council grant, he visited Oxford and Edinburgh universities, where he delivered a series of lectures and studied the Charles Dickens manuscripts in Victoria and Albert Museum. He participated in the MLA Convention and the Hemingway Conference in New York in December 1981, and in the Second and Third International Hemingway Conferences in Italy (1986) and Austria (1988) respectively.

Dr. Rao supervised the Doctoral Research of many scholars and published a large number of research papers and articles, some of which were included in learned anthologies. Among his publications are the Poetic Rapture (1963), Ernest Hemingway: A Study in Narrative Technique (1980), Narrative Technique in British and American Fiction (1986), Scapes (A Collection of poems—1992), The Wave and the Hill (A Novel—1993), The Critic’s Eye (1993), Shri Brahma Vaivartha Purana (2008), My Days in Tulasi Kshetra (2009), On the Other Side of the Globe (2013), and An Enduring Picture and Other Poems (2014).



PREFACE to My Days in Tulasi Kshetra


Six years ago, I flew to Bhubaneswar to conduct a Ph.D. Viva as an external examiner in the Utkal University, and Shri Sailendra Narayan Tripathy, one of my beloved old students in Kendrapara college, who was teaching English in B.J.B. College, received me at the airport. We had the opportunity of conversing more than once during my two-day sojourn in Bhubaneswar, and sharing some of our reminiscences.

His suggestion that I should write my memoirs activated my memory cells, which set out on a journey into my past spanning four-score years and falling into seven geographical and chronological phases: (1) Tuni in Andhra Pradesh, where I was born and had my schooling(1935 – 49); (2) Kakinada(A.P.), where I had my college education(1949 – 53); (3) Narsaraopet(A.P.), where I had my first teaching assignment in S.S.N. college(1953 – 57); (4) Kakinada(A.P.) where I had my second teaching assignment in P.R.Govt. college (1957 – 1962); (5) Kendrapara (Orissa) where I had my third teaching assignment and my longest innings(1962 – 1983);(6) Bhubaneswar(Orissa), where I had my fourth teaching assignment, in Utkal University(1983 – 1995) ; (7) Hyderabad (A.P.), where I have been living in relaxed retirement with my children and children’s children since 199 5, dividing my time between God and my family.

My life in Kendrapara is the longest and the most significant of those seven phases which put me in mind of Shakespeare’s “seven ages of man” ( Jacques in As You Like It) and the famous palmist, Chiero’s, “system of seven”. It was in Kendrapara that I realized the purpose of my life. Therefore I thought that Sailendra’s suggestion had a point. Then I remembered an engaging conversation on a Cuttack – Kendrapara bus when I learnt that Kendrapara is known as Tulasi Kshetra even as Bhubaneswar is known as Linga Kshetra and Puri as Sri Kshetra. The name, Kendrapara, itself is derived from Lord Baladeva’s killing of the demon, Kandarasura, and Tulasi, being the favourite plant of the three fold Godhead of Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Goddess Subhadra ( representing the Absolute in His three cosmic manifestations of creation, preservation and destruction), the place is the sacred Tulasi Kshetra. During my twenty one years of life in Kendrapara (numerologically (3x7)), I breathed in the holy air of this spiritually charged place.

The conversation, which I heard on the bus and recollected after Sailendra’s suggestion, prompted me to write about my days in Tulasi Kshetra and how they moulded my spirit. 

Let me conclude this Preface with the disclaimer that this is not a book on Kendrapara or Kendrapara college but a record of my experiences and reflections and my spiritual growth, some what on the lines of Henry David Thoreau’s classic, Walden.



List of Contents

Why I Went to Kendrapara
My Evening Walks
Satya Yuga Revisited
The Diamond Jubilee Library
The College Campus
My Ph.D. Project
An Old Friend Discovered
I Meet My Master
Madhial and Mahipal
Picasso and Eliot
A Rare Comet
How Tulasi Kshetra Made My Mother’s “One-Lakh-Wick Puja” Possible
Strange Dreams, Elevating Thoughts, and Chastening Experiences
Golok Behari Das
The Power of Prayer
The Death of My Father
1971-1975 : A Season of Upheavals and Dislocations
A Devastating Cyclone and Autobiography of a Yogi
My Wife Becomes a Reputed Writer
The Second Indo-Pak War (October 1971—December, 1971)
Sumati Satakam and Vemana Padyalu
Mantra or Sound Charged with Mind-Power
The Golden Lad of the Land of Golden Grass
1975 – 1977 : A Different Kind of Dislocation in the Family
Two Major Bereavements
Nineteen Months of Totalitarian Efficiency
Kendrapara College Gets a Big UGC Grant
The Power of Desire and the Western Connection
Shri Ganeswara Behera
A Charlatan Wearing a Yogi’s Mask
Hard Times:Night-Fall on a Bright Day
An Encounter with Ismaili Culture
I Go West
Back in Tulasi Kshetra: Business as Usual
The Divine Design
Prayer, Devotion and Faith
Right, Wrong, and Prayer:My Understanding of Raas Babu’s Teachings
The Death of a Saint


21.10.15

Forms and Aspects of Drama

by

Kalpna Rajput









ISBN 978-81-7977-557-8

pp. : 96
Price: Rs. 65.00

Before enjoying any play if students are well aware of the historical facts and parallel plays of that kind, they can enjoy the play with more fervent spirit. An attempt is made through this book to give all the essential information regarding the theory of drama. Ample diagrams are given to make students grasp the contents of the theory regarding the drama which they often hitch to hold. The language used is such that it will not create hurdle for students and they will feel a natural inclination towards the theory of Literature which seems almost a monster for them. After reading the chapters of this book, students will feel cells of the drama and will enter the intricacies of the drama.
Useful for UG and PG students of English Literature, this book is a handy reference and a companion for the aspirants of various English Literature competitive examinations such as UGC's NET and PGT/TGT etc.


List of Contents :
Theory of Drama
Elements of Drama
Tragedy and Various Types
Comedy and its Types
Tragi-comedy
Expressionist Drama
Drama of Ideas
Poetic Drama
Closet Drama
The Problem Play
Theatre of the Absurd
Suggested University Questions

18.8.15

Salman Rushdie : Midnight's Children

a critical study


by : R.A. Singh









ISBN 978-81-7977-556-1

pp. : 88
Price : Rs. 45.00


List of Contents:


Rushdie's Life and Works
Rushdie as a Novelist
A Critical Summary of Midnight's Children
The Element of Fantasy
The Novel as History
The Novel as Mock-epic
The Art of Parody
Midnight's Children as a Non-fictional Novel
The Narrative Technique
The Language and Style
A Political Novel
The Liberal Humanist
Classical Indian Allegory
The Fragmented Identity
Conclusion
Opinions of Critics on the Novel and Novelist
Some Quotable Quotes from Midnight's Children
Important University Questions
Bibliography