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

2.7.15

A History of The English Language

by
A.N. Dwivedi









ISBN 978-81-7977-546-2

pp. : 186 + vi

Price : Rs. 80.00

List of Contents :


Launching into the subject 
Definition of Language
Theories of the Origin of Language
Kinds and Functions of Language
Approaches to Language
The Importance of the Historical Approach
The English Language and its salient features

Classification of Languages 
The Indo-European family of languages
English and the Teutonic languages
Grimm’s Law
Verner’s Law

A Historical Survey of English 
Periods in the history of English language
Old English—its dialects and characteristics
The native element in English
Middle English—its dialects and characteristics
The rise of standard English
Modern English and its characteristics

Clasical Influences 
Latin
Greek

Foreign Elements 
Celtic
Scandinavian
French
American English

Word-making in English 

Makers of English 
Shakespeare’s Contribution to the English language
The influence of the Bible upon English

Sounds of speech and their clasifiaction 
Gradation (Ablaut) and Mutation (Umlaut)
The great vowel shift

Pronunciation and Spelling in English 
The problem of spelling reform

Grammar
The Growth and Simplification of English grammar
The decay of Inflexions in modern English—Noun, pronouns, Adjectives, Adverbs, Verbs

Notes on 
Sources of English Vocabulary
Masculinity of the English language
Basic English
English in the present day context
English in India

The future of English 
Etymology: The historical aspect of words 
Etymological notes on selected words 
Semantics: The changing meaning of words 
Syntax: The ordering of words 

Bibliography

A Critical Miscellany : Essays in Honour of Dr. Basavaraj Naikar

by : Shashidhar G. Vaidya




with a foreword by
Prof. C.R. Visweswara Rao
(Former Vice-Chancellor, Vikrama Simhapuri Univ.)



ISBN 978-81-7977-535-6

pp, : 142 + xviii

Price : Rs. 165.00


List of Contents :


The Origin and Development of Indian English Short Story

M.R. Anand’s ‘The Barber’s  Trade Union’: A Note

The Hammer of God: A Note on Raja Rao’s ‘Javni’

Serpent Symbolism: A Note on Two Short Stories of Raja Rao and Khushwant Singh

A Kaleidoscopic Vision: Short Stories of Basavaraj Naikar

Silent Sufferers: A Note on the Women Characters in the Select Short Stories of Veena Shanteshwar

Struggle for Honour and Freedom in The Sun Behind the Cloud

The Vision of Harmony in Light in the House

From Restrain to Release; a Feminist Note on William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

The World Ill Lost: A Critical Analysis of Sangya Balya

Kanakadasa: A Carmelite of Karnataka

Rebel Consciousness of Kanakadasa

Life and Works of Prof. Basavaraj Naikar

2.6.15

Kamala Das : The Voice of a Rebel

A Study of the Poet and Her Poetry


by : Sunita B. Nimavat


ISBN 978-81-7977-543-1

Price : Rs. 70.00
pp. : 138 + vi



Kamala Das is one of the most original voices in Indian English Poetry. She stands out for her rebellious note against traditions, taboos and patriarchal domination. She is the first poet who presented women’s sexuality in blatant manner. She naturally shocked taboo-ridden Indian Society with her open expression of sexual description both in her poetry and her autobiography. She is a confessional poet who has laid bare her heart. The cravings of women for love and even physical satisfaction. Her poetry is intensely personal but at the same time, it is the expression of universal ferminine sensibilities.
Here is a well-researched book on Kamala Das. It will be useful both to teachers and students studying at undergraduate or post-graduate levels. It will also be useful to scholars and researchers. Author has tried to include all important aspects of Kamala Das’s poetry and also discussed her major poems.

List of Contents :

Life and Career of Kamala Das
Major Works of Kamala Das
Major Themes of Kamala Das’s Poetry
Kamala Das as a Poet of Love and Lust
Feminine Sensibility is Kamala Das’ Poetry
Kamala Das as the Confessional Poet
   Or Autobiographical Element in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Art & Technique of Kamala Das’s Poetry.
   Or Kamala Das’s Language Diction and Style.
The Imagery and Symbolism in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Social Concerns in Kamala Das’s Poetry
The Language of Loss in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Feminist Perspectives in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Everyday Epiphanies in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Radha-Krishna Myth in Kamala Das’s Poetry.
Suffering, Agony and Death wish in Kamala Das’s Poetry
Nostalgia for childhood in Kamala Das’s Poetry

Critical Appreciation of Kamala Das’s Selected Poems
An Introduction
The Freaks
My Grandmother’s house
In Love
The Dance of Eunuchs
Punishment in Kindergarten
The Sunshine Cat
A Hot Noon in Malabar
Luminol
The Invitation
The Looking Glass
The Old Play-house
Composition
Words
Afterwards
The Suicide
The Maggots
Summer in Calcutta
Love
Ghanshyam

Hints to Objective & short Answer questions. (Easy to Remember Points)
Objective Question (Multiple Choice Questions)  (Useful for NET/SLET Exams)
Kamala Das at a Glance.
Bibliography

Graham Greene : THE BRIGHTON ROCK

a study


by : Nidhi Agrawal



ISBN 978-81-7977-544-8

Price : Rs. 80
pp. : 173 + vii


Brighton Rock is considered as a modern classic for the immortal techniques used by Graham Greene. The novel is initially planned as a crime novel that later turns into murder mystery and also indicates metaphysical issues of Good versus Evil. Brighton is a place where one finds attractive sea side resort as well as hub of criminal activities. Greene toured this place several times to absorb the atmosphere and cultural life of Brighton. The result of these visits comes in the form of his novel A Gun for Sale (1936) that includes the story of two gangs. Kite, who was the leader of one of the gangs, extorts money from bookmakers as a token of protection and was killed by the rival Colleoni gang. The assassination of Kite leads to the action of Brighton Rock (1938), in which Pinkie is planted to take revenge of Kite’s murder.
The present book discusses the various techniques and devices that Greene has used to display the mental status of an amateur gang leader who entangled himself in a web from which he was never able to come out until some invisible hands led his soul for the purification. The major topics of the novel are jotted down in such a way that they will enhance the artistic value of the novel for the reader. The important events of each part of the novel are given in the end of this book that will definitely help the reader to have a quick but thorough view of the novel.

List of Contents:

Graham Greene : A Biography
Introduction to Some Other Novels of Greene
Graham Greene as a Novelist
A Short Summary of the Novel
Detailed Summary of the Novel
Summary of the Novel in Hindi
Discussion on Major Topics
   Narration
   Heaven and Hell/Salvation and Damnation
   Aptness of Title
   Good Vs Evil/ Right and Wrong
   Relationship of Pinkie and Rose
   Motifs Symbols and Images
   Interwoven Themes in the Novel
   Stylistic Pattern in the Novel
Characterization
Important Events of Each Part
Bibliography

11.4.15

ANITA DESAI : Clear Light of Day

 a study


by
R.A. Singh







ISBN 978-81-7977-542-4
pp.: 65 + v
Price : Rs. 45.00






List of Contents:
Anita Desai’s Biographical Note
Anita Desai’s Novels
Anita Desai : The Novelist
A View of Clear Light of Day
A Four Dimensional Novel
A Tale of Sublime Proportions
A Novel of Excellent Literary work
The Softness and Sensitivity of Bimla Das
The Two Dimensional Portraits
The Domestic Drama of Absurdity
The Craft of Fiction
Some Important Lines
Bibliography

A Handbook of English Philology

by
M.N. Sinha











ISBN 81-85897-71-9
pp. : 208 + viii
Price : Rs. 68.00




List of Contents :


Part I

1.  Introductory : 
I. Introduction to Language—Definition —Functions of Language —Theories of the Origin of Language —Approaches to the Language —Conventional Character of Language.
II. Indo-European Family of Language —Classification —Characteristics —Difference with Germanic —Grimm’s Law (The great Consonant Shift) —Verner’s Law —The Stress-shift.
2. Characteristics : 
I. Characteristics of the English Language.
II. Masculinity of the English Language.
III. Characteristics of Old English.
IV. Linguistic Omnivorousness of English.
3. Foreign Influences : 
I. Causes of Borrowings.
II. Latin Influence.
III. Latin Influence—a help or a hindrance.
IV. Celtic Influence.
V. Scandinavian Influence.
VI. Importance of the Scandinavian loan-words.
VII. French Influence.
VIII. Greek Influence.
IX. Loan-words—milestones of general history.
4. Word-making : 
I. Word-making in English (‘Regular Process’ of word-making)—Composition (Compounds)—Derivation—Back-formations—Shortening—(Root creation)—Telescoping—Conversion.
5. Semantics : 
I. Changes of Meanings— Extension of Meaning —Specialisation of Meaning —Degeneration of Meaning— Elevation of Meaning —Emotional addition and popular misunderstanding.
6. Grammatical Development : 
I. Development of English grammar form chaos to cosmos.
II. Inflectional leveling.
7. Some Makers of English : 
I. The Bible—Shakespeare— Milton.

Part II

1. Contemporary English : 
I. Fashion in Language.
II. Conventional Character of Language.
III. Needed words.
IV. Slang.
V. Fossils.
VI. Value of the study of Place-names.
VII. Standard English.
VIII. American English—American or English ?
IX. Influence of Science and Technology.
X. Expansion of the general English vocabulary in the modern age.
XI. English Today (Present day tendencies and trends).
XII. English Tomorrow (The future of English)— English as a World Language.
2. Short Notes : 
Hybridism— Johnsonese —Euphemism —Malapropism —The History of ing— The Possessive case —The S-ending in Nouns and Verbs —Monosyllabism —The Language of Poetry —Some Innovations in the syntax of the infinitive (Spit infinitive)— Folk-etymology—The Great Vowel Shift—Portmanteau word— Gradation (Ablaut)— Radiation—Basic English—The Principle of Value-stressing—Haplology— Fixed compounds—Free compounds—Doublets —Archaism —Mutation Plurals— Word —Gender.
3. Philological Notes

Questions with Answers