R.L. STEVENSON : Select Essays

by  Raghukul Tilak

pp.: 280

Price: Rs. 105.00

ISBN 978-81-7977-525-7

List of Contents:

Literary Background or English Essay in the Age of Stevenson
Life and Career of R. L. Stevenson
Works of R. L. Stevenson
Stevenson as an Essayist: Chief Characteristics
Stevenson’s Essays: The Autobiographical Note
Stevenson: His Prose-Style   Or   Stevenson as a Craftsman  Or  
          Stevenson as an Artist in the use of Words

Essays with TEXT, Introduction, Appreciation, Summary, Annotations and Explanations
Walking Tour
An Apology for Idlers
A Plea for Gas Lamps
Random Memories
The Ideal House
El Dorado
Crabbed Age and Youth
Child’s Play
Aes Triplex
A Night Among The Pines (Travels with a Donkey)
A College Magazine
Books Which Have Influenced Me


Margaret Atwood : Bodily Harm

a critical analysis

by  Raj Bahadur Yadav, Kalpana Rajput

pp.: 72

Price: Rs. 35.00

ISBN 978-81-7977-513-4

List of Contents:

A Brief Introduction to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood: Life and Works
“Who survives, who doesn’t?” An Interview with Margaret Atwood By Isabel Slone on August 30, 2013*
Margaret Atwood’s Contribution in Theorizing Canadian Literature
Chief Trends of Margaret Atwood’s Novels
Summary of Bodily Harm
Summary in Hindi
Bodily Harm: A Tale of Survival  Or A Realistic Narration of Two fold Politics
Justification of Title
Character Sketch of Rennie
The Role of Female Protagonist in Bodily Harm
Flashes of Scholars on Margaret Atwood and Her Novels
Suggested University Questions
Short Questions with Answers
Bibliography of Margaret Atwood
Awards & Recognitions


Bharati Mukherjee : JASMINE

A Critical Analysis

Sunita B. Nimavat

ISBN 978-81-7977-517-2

Price: Rs. 50.00,  pp.: 70


Bharati Mukherjee: An Introduction
Bharati Mukherjee’s Major Works
Treatment of Expatriation in Indian English Fiction
A Journey from Expatriate to Immigrant in Bharati Mukherjee’s Works
Major Themes in Bharati Mukherjee’s Novels
Major Characteristics of Bharati Mukherjee’ Novels
Jasmine : A Critical Introduction
Thematic Structure of Jasmine
Characterization in Jasmine
Plot Construction and Structural Design of Jasmine
The Setting and Style of Jasmine
Bharati Mukherjee as a Mainstreem American Writer


J M Coetzee : DISGRACE

A Critical Study

by: R.K. Jha

ISBN 978-81-7977-519-6

PP.: 104

Price: Rs. 60.00

List of Contents:

J M Coetzee: Life and Works
Disgrace: The Title
Disgrace: Plot Construction or Development of the Story
Style and Technique in Disgrace
Summary of the Novel
Major Characters -- Petrus, Lucy, David Lurie
Important University Questions

VIKRAM SETH: From Heaven Lake (Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet)

A Critical Study

by R.K. Jha

ISBN 978-81-7977-510-3

pp.: 88

Price: Rs. 45.00

List of Contents:

Vikram Seth
Travel Literature
The Social and Political Impact of Gang of Four in China
Vikram Seth as the Narrator of From Heaven Lake
Summary of the Travalogue From Heaven Lake with Hints for University Questions
Style in the Travalogue From Heaven Lake 


Forms and Aspects of the NOVEL

Shaleen Kumar Singh

ISBN 978-81-7977-505-9
pp.: 80
Price: Rs. 40.00


What is A Novel? (Form and Techniques)
Elements of the novel

Picaresque Novel 
Historical Novels
Gothic Fiction
Epistolary Novel
Detective Fiction
Campus Fiction
Science fiction 
Space Fiction
Chick Lit
Junk Fiction


University Questions



With Introduction, TEXT, Paraphrase, Summary, Word-Meanings, Explanations, Objective-questions and other critical discussions.


pp.: 262
Price: Rs. 120.00
ISBN 978-81-7977-504-2

Mahesh Dattani entered the theatrical world of English Literature in the last quarter of 20th century. He has explored the vitality of human life through his plays and embellished the tradition of Indian English Drama with his creative innovations. He has touched the unprivileged segments of Indian society in his plays. He presents on stage the realistic world of homosexuals, HIV Positive, eunuch fight for identity, child sexual abuse, gender discrimination, interpersonal relationship and other touching areas of Indian life. His artistic perception and innovative vision assist him to alter the conventional concepts of Indian English Theatre and to forecast the post modernist issues. Dattani is a versatile genius who can write, act, dance and direct. He is the first proud Indian English playwright to win Sahitya Akademi Award for his work Final Solutions and Other Plays.

His play Seven Steps around the Fire has been selected to become a part of the B. A. III syllabus of U.P. State Universities. This play dramatizes the fight of eunuch community to search their identity in the hypocrite world. The present book along with the TEXT also includes the critical study of various techniques and devices that Dattani has applied in this play. To make the play more intelligible to students; word meanings of the difficult words and paraphrase of the text in Hindi and English is given. The main topics of the play are discussed in easy and comfortable way to assist the students in appreciating the play as well as to prepare them for the examination. The explanations of some important quotes are provided to make those speeches understandable to the students. The objective type question-answering will enhance the aesthetic value of the play as well as prepare the students to remember all the major incidents of the play. Hindi of some bold words is not given in Hindi paraphrase of the text.  

List of Contents
Biography of Mahesh Dattani
Dramatic techniques in the plays of Mahesh Dattani
Definition of Drama                                                                   
History of Indian English Drama                                                   
An overview of Mahesh Dattani’s other plays                                  
A Short Summary of Seven Steps around the Fire in English             
A Short Summary of Seven Steps around the Fire in Hindi               
Seven Steps Around The Fire Text, Paraphrase and Word Meanings
Charcterization in the play                                                           
Plot of the play                                                                          
Themes interwoven in the play                                                     
The Technique of Voice-over                                                        
Aptness of Paralinguistic and Non-linguistic Devices                        
Murder mystery                                                                          
Relationship of Hijra and Common Mass                                       
Short Discussions                                                                       
Objective Questions