24.5.16

Jawaharlal Nehru : THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA

A STUDY


by : Satish Kumar





ISBN 81-7977-177-6

pp. : 166 + x

Price : Rs. 65.00 (for Individuals)
        :  Rs. 125.00 (for Libraries)




Jawaharlal Nehru, the maker of modern India and an ardent freedom fighter, was endowed with a visionary and poetic temperament, artistic and literary sensibility, and keen aesthetic and intellectual perception. One of the foremost thinkers, statesmen, orators, internationalists and pacificts, Nehru was a writer par excellence in Indian English Literature. As a writer of historical prose he stands unrivaled in the entire range of Indian English prose. The Discovery of India is not a picturesque and romanticized presentation of India's glorious past but an intellectual, dispassionate, unbiased and balanced recordation of India's long journey through the ages. An attempt has been made here in this book to present various aspects of Jawaharlal Nehru as a writer before the students of Indian English literature.

List of Contents :


Jawaharlal Nehru: His Life and Works
Jawaharlal Nehru's Contribution to Indian English Literature
Nehru's Art of Autobiography Writing
Nehru's Prose Style
Nehru as a Thinker
A General Estimate of Nehru as a Writer : His Achievements and Place in Literature
Time and Ocassion of The Discovery of India
Summary of The Discovery of India
Annotations and Explanations of Important Passages
The Discovery of India: An Appreciation
Cultural and Racial Synthesis in India
What is Hinduism?

Chronology of Important Dates
Bibliography
Important Questions and Answers

13.5.16

HORACE's ODES

by

S.P. Sen Gupta






ISBN 978-81-7977-373-4

pp. : 162 + vi

Price : Rs. 75.00 (for individuals)
         : Rs. 130.00 (for Institutes and Libraries)


One of the major poets and critics of Rome, Horace, has stood the test of time. No other lyric poet with so limited an emotional range had delighted mankind so much over so long a period. The Odes of Horace have been justifiably the school-book of Europe for centuries. With unstrained meticulousness of workmanship, Horace has given variety and depth to his poetry. He covers a wide range, and the subjects dealt with in the Odes are Love, Friendship, Nature, Politics, Patriotism, wine, the pleasures of life, mythology and one thing inexorable, i.e. Death. He had a thorough acquaintance with the different moods of the human spirit.

List of Contents :

THE LIFE OF HORACE
THE WORKS OF HORACE
THE LITERATURE IN THE GOLDEN AGE
THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF THE AUGUSTAN AGE
WHAT IS AN ODE?
THE ODES OF HORACE
THE THEMES OF THE ODES : LOVE
THE POEMS ON FRIENDSHIP
THE ODES ON WINE
THE ROMAN ODES
THE ODES ON AUGUSTUS
THE ODES ADDRESSED TO MAECENAS
THE ODES ADDRESSED TO AGRIPPA AND POLLIO
THE ODES ON THE POET AND POETRY
THE ODES ON THE COUNTRYSIDE
THE MYTHOLOGICAL ODES
THE ODES ON THE GOLDEN MEAN
THE ODES ON DEATH
HORACE THROUGH THE AGES
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE ODES
Select Bibliography

14.4.16

V.S. Naipaul's INDIA: A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION

A Study



by
R.K. Jha




ISBN 978-81-7977-568-4

pp. : 118 + x

Price : Rs. 85 (for Individuals)
         : Rs. 150.00 (for Institutes and Libraries)


List of Contents:

V.S NAIPAUL

TRAVEL LITERATURE

SUMMARY OF THE TRAVELOGUE INDIA : A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION

NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE : V.S. NAIPAUL AS A NARRATOR OF THE TRAVELGOUE; INDIA :
A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION (Historical Political Cultural and Religious Significance of the Travelogue)

JUSTIFICATION OF THE TITLE - INDIA : A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION

STYLE OF THE TRAVELGOUE INDIA : A WOUNDED CIVILIZATION

Select University Questions

PGT/TGT Revision Book with Solved and Model Papers

SECOND EDITION



by:
Sudhir K. Arora



ISBN 978-81-7977-579-0

Size : (9 X 11.5) inches (untrimmed)

pp. : 164 + iv

Price : Rs. 170.00


Why do the aspirants need a revision book? The aspirants study in detail but begin to forget soon. Psychologically it is believed that the studied matter begin to slip from the memory if it is not revised once in a week. Here is the revision book, which will help them in revising all the important and relevant facts. 

Sometimes it is seen that the aspirants apply and, somehow, due to circumstances they fail to study in detail. As the examinations approach, they long for a book that may give them a feel of the examinations as well as the significant knowledge of the questions that are often asked in the examinations. If the aspirants have a sound knowledge of Grammar and are smart enough to choose the right option, the present book is going to be a friend in need. 

The book is of much help to the intelligent aspirants who appear at the examinations but unfortunately miss the target by a few marks. Such aspirants wish to judge themselves at every step. Here is the book that will prove to be a touchstone for evaluation. They can evaluate themselves through the chapter ‘Know your Score’ and also by solving the model / practice papers, which are designed strictly in conformity with the latest pattern of the examination papers. It will be helpful not only in knowing the position of their preparation but also in revising the studied matter. Solved papers of previous examinations will give an orientation to the aspirants, who may become mentally prepared to face the examinations confidently and accurately. Hence, the book is complete in itself for the last minute revision.  

LIST OF CONTENTS : 
How to crack PGT/TGT examinations 
English Literature: Some Basic Facts
Prescribed Authors in PGT and their Works
Prescribed Authors in TGT and their Works
Literary Awards and Winners
Solved PGT Examination Papers
Solved TGT Examinatioin Papers
Know your Score : QUESTION BANK 
Model/Practice Paper for PGT Examination
Model/Practice Paper for TGT Examination

Of Allied Interest :


30.3.16

Robert Frost: A Study of His Select Poems

by: A.N. Dwivedi









ISBN 978-81-7977-382-6

pp.: 212 + viii

Price: Rs. 80.00 (for students)
        : Rs. 150.00 (for institutes and libraries)



List of Contents

The Age of Robert Frost
Robert Frost Life and Works
Frost’s conception of Poetry
Frost’s Poetic Diction
Frost’s Lyricism
Robert Frost as a Poetic Artist
Frost As a Modern Poet
The Major Themes of Robert Frost
Frost As An American Poet
Frost As a Thinker
Frost As The Spiritual Drifter
A Certain Morbidness in Frost Poetry
Frost As a Nature Poet
The Pastoral Element in Frost’s Poetry
Symbolism in Frost’s Poetry
Frost’s Treatment of Man
Chronology of Important Dates
Critical Notes, Allusions and Paraphrase
Birches
Two Tramps in Mud Time
Mending Wall
The Road Not Taken
Fire and Ice
Mowing
Reluctance
The Death of The Hired Man
Home Burial
Blueberries
After Apple-Picking
The Wood Pile
Brown’s Descent
The Vanishing Red
Nothing Gold can Stay
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
The Need of Being Versed in Country Things
Acquainted with the Night
West-Running Brook
Departmental
Desert Places
Design
The Gift Outright
A Considerable Speck
Directive


Aravind Adiga's THE WHITE TIGER

A STUDY


by: Sudhir K. Arora






ISBN 978-81-7977-565-3

pp.: 194 + xiv

Price : Rs. 110.00 (for students)
         : Rs. 225.00 (for institutes and libraries)



Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger is the most controversial Booker Prize novel. It is often rejected as “trash” or “raddi” because of its savage mutilation of Indian cultural ethos and the hurt of the national pride. It is also hailed as the masterpiece for its fascinating narration of two Indias. It offers a commentary on Indian life though, to some critics, this commentary seems to be inauthentic and lacking in truth.
      As The White Tiger is prescribed in the syllabus of some universities, the contents of this book are designed to cater to the needs of the students. What makes this book interesting is its simple language and lucid style. It will be useful in developing the keen insight of the students as well as the scholars who are sure to explore the unexplored regions of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger and other novels as well.

Sudhir K. Arora (1968) teaches English at Maharaja Harishchandra P.G. College, Moradabad, affiliated to M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly. He has authored a number of books including Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger: A Freakish Booker and Multicultural Consciousness in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya. The voluminous critical work, Cultural and Philosophical Reflections in Indian Poetry in English in five volumes, is his magnum opus.


List of Contents:


Indian Novel in English: A Tour
Aravind Adiga as a Novelist
The White Tiger: In Brief
The White Tiger: Chapter-wise Summary
The White Tiger: Some Viewpoints
(a)Title (b) Plot (c) Characterization (d) Multiple Themes (Struggle for Identity, Light versus Darkness, Mockery of Religion, How to break the Cage, Failure of Democracy, Sex for Sale, Effects of Globalization, Relationship—Master-servant Relationship, Servant-servant Relationship, Personal Relationship, Employer-employee Relationship, Indo-China Relationship) (e) Technical Aspects             
Balram Halwai: The White Tiger
Theme of Poverty in The White Tiger
Religion in The White Tiger
Mockery in The White Tiger
Democratic Values and The White Tiger
Postmodern Reflections in The White Tiger
Foucault, Korzybski and The White Tiger
Memorable Excerpts from Aravind Adiga’s Works
Memorable Facts: Adiga and His Works
Scholars on Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger in Reviews

 

A.K. RAMANUJAN: The Bridge between Tradition and Modernity

A Study of the Poet and his Poetry


by : Dushyant Nimavat






ISBN 978-81-7977-566-0

pp.: 130 + vi

Price : Rs. 75.00 (for students)
         : Rs. 130.00 (for Institutes and Libraries)



List of Contents:

A.K. Ramanujan—Life and Works
A.K. Ramanujan’s Major Works
Characteristics of Ramanujan’s Poetry
Major Themes of Ramanujan’s Poetry
Reconciliation Between Tradition and Modernity in Ramanujan.s Poetry
Historical Sensibility in Ramanujan’s Poetry
Imagery and Symbolism in Ramanujan’s Poetry
Irony in Ramanujan’s Poetry
Ramanujan’s Poetic Craftsmanship
Indian Experience in Ramanujan’s Poetry Or Indian Sensibility in A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetry
Depiction of Familial Relationships in Ramanujan’s Poetry
A.K. Ramanujan’s Treatment of Nature
Ramanujan’s Views on Folklore and its importance
A.K. Ramanujan’s Attitude towards Women              
Ramanujan’s Views on Poetry and Folklore
The Use of Mythology and Legends in A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetry
The voice of Protest in the Poems of A.K. Ramanujan
Memory, the Central Theme of A.K. Ramanujan’s poetry
Ramanujan’s Poetic Credo
Ramanujan on Bhakti Poetry
Critical Appreciation of A.K. Ramanujan’s Selected Poems
A River
Breaded Fish
Love Poem for a Wife I.
The Snakes
Obituary
The Striders
Of Mothers Among Other Things
Looking for a Cousin on a Swing              
Still Another view of Grace.
The Hindoo : He reads his Gita and is calm at all events
Conventions of Despair
History              
Small Scale Reflections on a Great House
The Last of the Princes              
Anxiety              
Self-Portrait
Prayers to Lord Murugan              
Elements of Composition              
Zoo Gardens Revisited
Chicago Zen
Waterfalls in a Bank
On the Death of a Poem
Moulting
Theme and Essence of A.K. Ramanujan’s Major Poems (Brief Summary)
A.K. Ramanujan’s Life & Works at a Glance
Hints to Objective & Short Answer Questions. (Easy to Remember Points)
Objective Questions (Multiple Choice Questions)
Bibliography