21.4.18

A Companion to ASSISTANT TEACHER (Trained Graduate Grade) EXAMINATION

Popularly known as LT Grade Examination



To be Released soon



by 

Sudhir K. Arora


ISBN 978-81-7977-627-8

pp. : 526 + x
(9 X 11.5 square inches, untrimmed)

Price: Rs. 525.00



Salient features:

a. complete coverage of syllabus.
b. Descriptive introduction of prescribed literary forms and terms; and prescribed authors and works
c. Rules of Grammar with special tips.
d. Full text of smaller Poems and Prose, and plenty of important excerpts from prescribed Drama and Fiction.
e. Theme/Story/Summary of all the prescribed works.
f. List of Major Characters
g. More than 4000 quality objective questions on each aspect of the syllabus.
h.  Well thought out 2 model papers.
i. 79 chapters in soothing layout with uniform formatting through out the book.

List of Contents:

SECTION ONE:  ENGLISH LANGUAGE
1. Unseen Passage for Comprehension
2. General Grammar (Parts of speech, Tense, Preposition, Agreement, Transformation, Synthesis)
3. Spellings
4. Punctuation
5. Narration
6. Synonym
7. Antonyms
8. One Word Equivalents
9. Foreign Expressions 
10. Idioms and Phrases
11. Proverbs 
12. Sentence Completion
13. Numbered Blanks
14. Sentence Arrangement
15. Miscellaneous Questions on Grammar
16. Translation from English to Hindi and Hindi to English
17. Letter Writing and Dialogue Writing

SECTION TWO: LITERATURES IN ENGLISH 
Literary Forms and Movements:
18. Literary Forms and Movements
19. Understanding and Identification of Figures of Speech

20. William Shakespeare 
                (Sonnet no. 29, Sonnet 138, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice)
Poetry:
21. John Milton
(“On His Blindness” and Paradise Lost bk 1, from line 1 to 26)
22. John Donne (“Canonization”)
23. Alexander Pope (The Rape of the Lock, Canto I)
24. Thomas Gray (“Elegy written in a Country Churchyard”)
25. William Wordsworth 
(“Tintern Abbey”, “The World is too much with us”)
26. Percy Bysshe Shelley (“Ode to the West wind”, “To a Skylark”)
27. John Keats (“Ode on a Grecian Urn”, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”)
28. Alfred Tennyson (“Break, Break, Break”, “Ulysses”)
29. Robert Browning (“My Last Duchess”, “Prospice”)
30. Matthew Arnold (“Dover Beach”, “Memorial Verses)
31. William Butler Yeats (“The Second Coming”, “Sailing to Byzantium”)
32. Thomas Stearns Eliot (The Waste Land)
33. Wystan Hugh Auden (“In Memory of W.B. Yeats”)
34. Ted Hughes (“Crow Alights”)
35. Philip Larkin (“Wants”)
36. Walt Whitman (“O Captain! My Captain!”)
37. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (“Success is Counted Sweetest”)
38. Robert Lee Frost (“Birches”, “Stopping by the Woods”)
39. Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali 11th song, Fruit Gathering 12th song)
40. Nissim Ezekiel (“Night of the Scorpion”, “Philosophy”)
41. Kamala Das (“An Introduction”)
42. Attipat Krishnaswamy Ramanujan (“Obituary”)
43. Derek Walcott (“A Far Cry from Africa”)
Drama:
44. Ben Jonson (Every Mam in His Humour)
45. John Dryden (All for Love)
46. George Bernard Shaw (Arms and the Man)
47. John Galsworthy (Justice)
48. Harold Pinter (The Birthday Party)
49. Eugene Gladstone O’ Neill (The Hairy Ape)
50. Arthur Miller (All My Sons)
51. Girish Raghunath Karnad (Hayavadana)
Prose and Fiction:
52. Francis Bacon (“Of Studies”, “Of Truth”)
53. Joseph Addison (“Sir Roger at Home”, “Will Wimble”)
54. Richard Steele (“The Spectator Club”)
55. Charles Lamb (“Dream Children”)
56. Edward Verrall Lucas (“Tight Corners”)
57. Alfred George Gardiner (“In Defence of Ignorance”)
58. Bertrand Russell (“The Road to Happiness”)
59. Richard Wright (“Twelve Million Black Voices”)
60. Mahatma Gandhi (My Experiments with Truth)
61. Jawaharlal Nehru (The Discovery of India)
62. William Somerset Maugham (“The Luncheon”)
63. Anita Desai (“The Farewell Party”)
64. Katherine Mansfield (“The Fly”)
65. O’ Henry (“The Last Leaf”)
66. Henry Fielding (Joseph Andrews)
67. Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
68. Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)
69. Thomas Hardy (The Mayor of Casterbridge)
70. George Orwell (Animal Farm)
71. Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway)
72. William Golding (Lord of the Flies)
73. Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter)
74. Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)
75. John Steinbeck (The Grapes of Wrath)
76. Raja Rao (Kanthapura)
77. R.K. Narayan (The Bachelor of Arts)
78. Kamala Markandaya (Two Virgins)
79. Chinua Achebe (Things Fall Apart)

Model/Practice Paper 1
Model/Practice Paper 2

3.4.18

Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

A Critical Study


by
A.N. Gupta, Satish Gupta.
S.N. Arora





ISBN 978-81-7977-238-6

Price: Rs. 65.00

pp.: 168


List of Contents:

The Literary and Social Background of Virginia Woolf's Age
Virginia Woolf’s Life, Literary Interests and Formative Influences
Virginia Woolf’s Works Or Virginia Woolf’s Principal Novels
Virginia Woolf’s As a Novelist
Virginia Woolf as an Aesthete
Virginia Woolf’s Art of Characterisation
The Stream of Consciousness Novel
Virginia Woolf’s Use of Symbolism
‘Virginia Woolf’s Style
An Introduction and Appreciation of Mrs. Dalloway
The Story of Mrs. Dalloway in Outline
Detailed Critical Summary of Mrs. Dalloway
The Theme of Mrs. Dalloway
Plot Construction in Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway : An example of Musicalization of Fiction
Elements of Pathos in Mrs. Dalloway
Poetic Elements in Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway : Treatment of Love
The Stream of Consciousness Technique
Virginia Woolf’s debt to James Joyce
Element of Time in Mrs. Dalloway
Characters in Mrs. Dalloway
The use of Stream of Consciousness method in the portrayal of Mrs. Dalloway and Septimus
Mrs. Dalloway : a study in the tensions of life
Select Topics

Chronology of Important Dates
Select Bibliography (Suggested books for further study)

Maa: The Mother

A pathetic tale that will fill your eyes with tears

by
S.P. Saxena 'SURYA'


ISBN 978-81-7977-626-1

Price: Rs. 250


The Author's Heart

Life is to live. Death is to die. This final truth cannot be denied. Resultantly some dead bodies are burned, some buried while some are sailed in the holy river for total immersion. Generally for a day, a month, or hardly a year the lifeless mortal remains in the sad memory and after that a complete non-existence. Only a few loyal hearts to the departed dear apply the priced resources for the demised. The parks, the roads, the streets, villas, towns, schools, colleges, playgrounds and other institutions are named after them, but they are not lasting. As the time passes, their glamour diminishes and after that they become mere addresses or rough spots to treat and tread.
The real homage lies in rendering the memories in written inscriptions on pages forming a booklet or a book, as it retains up to date generation and centuries ahead, and it is generally seen that the biographical volumes and documents of century old still lie secured in library and museums and they are read with pride and delight. Such kind of tribute may be a sincere homage for all times to come. Whenever you pick up and turn pages, immediately the whole picture of the dead will sail before your eyes. You will be serious and thoughtful even your eyes will well with tears. Heart will become heavy with sad thoughts. Body will begin to stir till you finish or half finish the worded episode.
It is my impulsive tilt and impassionate bend that I have framed my departed mother in a book form. I am charged with the common remarks by the common readers with the words. “Oh! Author, what is rare in your reading? It is the common course of law of nature that mothers die and have been dying since the creation has dawned”. I know that the departed soul is my mother, the simple mother of a simple son.  But mother is mother whether she may be his, yours or mine. In this way a woman is the mother of everyone who is born in this universe and thus she is the mother not of a particular man, a family, a caste, creed, class, or a nation but of the whole creation. I have ventured to reflect that through my mother. 
Indeed the mother is a breeder, and the mighty God is feeder. Mother gives life. God annihilates life. The one creates while the other degenerates. The one breezes, the other ceases. In this way both are like the great grocers dating the living goods in the spirit of give and take pattern. The woman gives and God takes. The giver is always deemed high and the taker a fly. In this way I salute every breeder, chiefly my mother. 



Born on 27th March 1939 in Bareilly, U.P. India, S. P. Saxena who is a writer by passion writes under the pen name “Surya”. He is an M.A. in English (Lucknow). His five creative works that include short stories, essays and perceptions are Twilight Offering, Hanging by Threads, Scattered Pearls, The Unescaped Raptures and What After That. Besides these works, one long poem Koel and four novels, namely, The Alluring Shadows, The Three Streams, Back to Paradise and Maa: The Mother have come out from his pen. He has also written a number of reviews on noted poets and writers of the country. His poems and short stories are published in the reputed journal like Scoria, Contemporary Vibes, Indian Book Chronicle, Canopy, Poetcrit and Bridge-in-Making. 

Surya got the Editors Choice Award, 2009 for his creative / critical writing from the Home of Letters (India), An International Publishers of Book and Journals, Bhubaneshwar (Orissa). He was the Honorary Member to the Research Board of Advisors, American Biographical Institute, America, 1999. He was graced with the Distinguished Leadership Award and was included in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership of outstanding contribution to writing profession.

He resides at 45, Avas Vikas Colony, Pilikothi, Civil Lines, Moradabad (UP) India. 



16.12.17

Cell: Structure and Function

by

Swapanil Yadav
Vyum Singh









ISBN 978-81-7977-620-9
Price: Rs. 142.00
pp. : 112



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The book covers all advanced topics of cell biology and molecular biology. The matter of this book will be helpful for the students of B.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Botany and B.Sc. Zoology of various Indian Universities.

List of Contents:

CELL
PLASMA MEMBRANE AND CELL WALL
CELL ORAGANELLES
NUCLEUS AND CHROMOSOMES
CELL CYCLE
NUCLEIC ACIDS
DNA REPLICATION
TRANSCRIPTION
POST TRANSCRIPTIONAL MODIFICATIONS
GENETIC CODE
PROTEIN SYNTHESIS
REGULATION OF TRANSCRIPTION

Suggested university Questions
Bibliography


Dr. Swapanil Yadav has more than 8 years teaching and research experience. He holds Ph.D. in Plant tissue culture of sugarcane crop. His 25 research publications have been published in several National and International journals. He is life member and fellow of many National Science Societies. He has presented more than 20 research papers in various International and National Seminar in reputed universities of India like JNU, AMU, AU, IIT Delhi and SVBPAU etc. He is currently working as Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Gandhi Faiz-e-Aam College, Shahjahanpur.

Vyum Singh is well known academician and ex faculty of “The Ultimates Academy.” He has 6 year teaching experience for students preparing for medical entrance examination. In last years he taught Cell Biology, Economic Botany and Animal Physiology. 

15.12.17

Vivekananda (The Voice of India)

A Drama


by
R.M. Prabhulinga Shastry





ISBN 978-81-7977-619-3

Price: Rs. 200.00

pp. : 80



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R. M. Prabhulinga Shastry’s Vivekananda (The Voice of India), a play of spiritual ideas, explores the universal messages of Swami Vivekananda through the imaginary portrayal of Swami Vivekananda along with some other characters from the East and the West in its three-act narrative structure. The play disseminates the essence of Hindu philosophy and its wonderful influence on man and manners of the contemporary world through the amalgamation of some real dialogues, taken from the speeches of Swami Vivekananda, along with the fictitious conversations in the forms of questions and answers, created for the ultimate purpose of human development. 

14.11.17

Yuddha to Buddha

Roadmap of India's Security

by

Ashok Kumar Singh






ISBN 978-81-7977-617-9

Price: Rs. 365.00

pp. : 194 + xiv

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India is land of Buddha, Ashoka and Gandhi. The elimination of war is one of the cherished ideals and expectations of the age. War is the last option for survival but our path is not that of war but that of Buddha. India is turning from Yuddha and moving towards Buddha.
It is demand of the time that to strengthen national security all round development needs a disciplinary approach. It is better to prepare for the best and be ready for the worst. Anything can happen in national and international politics and such situation needs to be handled with maturity keeping in view our national interest. It is nice to think what Mrs. Margaret Thatcher said “No matter how well prepared you are, the unexpected happens, because it is unexpected, but there is no substitute of common sense.”
The book is an attempt to look at the interface of security, spirituality and philosophy of war and peace in changing and challenging strategic milieu.

List of Contents:

Yuddha to Buddha
The Miracle that was India
Parameter’s of Security
Dynamics of Development & Chapter of Security
Valour, War, Peace & Civilization
Challenges in New World Order
Confidence Building Umbrella & Security Horizon
Indian Security & Strategic Milieu
Conclusion



Dr. A.K. Singh, Ex. Pro Vice-Chancellor of an Indian University, is a well known security expert and a prolific writer in the field of national security, contemporary problems of war and conflict management. He has held several esteemed positions in academics and administration.
Dr. Singh served in M.D. University (Haryana), Garhwal University Campus Tehri Garhwal (Uttarakhand), Haryana Higher Education Services Class I and Singhania University (Rajasthan).
Dr. Singh’s published work comprises over 36 books and several research papers. His books are not only recommended in the syllabi of the Indian Universities but also are recommended to security experts by none other than the Chief of Army Staff (COAS). His glorious reputation on the subject of National & International Security is beyond all formal university degrees.

13.11.17

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, INTERDISCIPLINARITY AND INDIAN LITERATURE

by
B.K. Das





ISBN 978-81-7977-618-6

Price: Rs. 320.00

pp. : 164 + xii


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Critical Essays on Research Methodology, Interdisciplinarity and Indian Literature is designed as a reference book for Post-graduate students, Researchers at the M.Phil and PhD level of Indian Universities. It contains chapters on Research Methodology, Interdisciplinarity, Indian Literature written and translated into English and Indian English poetry. Individual chapters are devoted to the writings of Jawaharlal Nehru, Nissim Ezekiel and Salman Rushdie. It also contains chapters on Subaltern Studies and “Reading Women as Texts”. This book also contains interviews with four distinguished academics.

This book would cater to the needs of Research Scholars of Indian Literature in our country.


List of Contents:

Teacher as Research Supervisor: Reconfiguring Research Methodologies

The Identity of Indian Literature : Language, Tradition and Culture

Interdisciplinarity and Indian  Literature

Conceptualizing India as a Nation and the oneness of Indian Literature through Translation

Translating India and Reading  Jnanpith Award Winning Texts as Pan Indian Literature

Reconfiguring the Statesman and the Writer in Jawaharlal Nehru

The Indian English Canon : The Case of Nissim Ezekiel and Salman Rushdie

Post-Structuralist Approach to Bibhu Padhi’s Poetry

Historicizing Subaltern Studies and Making a Gender Specific Reading of the Mahabharata

Reading Women as Texts : Reconfiguring the Immortal Longings in Helen, Cleopatra, Sita, Savitri and Draupadi

Land, Language and Nationality in Chha Mana Atha Guntha

M.K.Naik in Conversation with Bijay Kumar Das

Rajnath in Conversationwith Bijay Kumar Das

G.N.Devy in Conversation with Bijay Kumar Das

Rupin W. Desai in Conversation with Bijay Kumar Das



Bijay Kumar Das (1952-), PhD.,DLitt., is a contributor to The Encyclopaedia of World Literature in the 20th Century (New York). He has published a number of reference books which include Interpreting Poetry and Evaluating Criticism (2015); Perspectives on the Poetry of A.K.Ramanujan (2013); Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (2010, 2012, 2014);Critical Essays on Post-Colonial Literature (2007,2012); The Poetry of Jayanta Mahapatra (2009); A Handbook of Translation Studies (2005, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013); Form and Meaning in Mahesh Dattani’s Plays (2008); Post-Modern Indian English Literature (2006, 2013); Critical Essays on Poetry (2003); A Handbook of Communication Skills and Functional English (2002, 2006, 2017); Shiv K. Kumar as a Post-Colonial Poet (2001); A Reader’s Guide to Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets (1999); Aspects of Commonwealth Literature (1995); The Horizon of Nissim Ezekiel’s Poetry (1995); Perspectives on Indian English Poetry Criticism (1998); and Modern Indian English Poetry (1992). He has edited five reference books: Revisiting W.B.Yeats’s World and Art (2016); Academic Lives of Fifteen Eminent Teachers of English (2014); New Readings in Indian English Literature (2011); Comparative Literature (2000, 2013); Perspective on the Poetry of R. Parthasarathy (1998) and Contemporary Indo-English Poetry (1992). He has also co-edited one reference book entitled Studies in Postcolonial Literature (2007) and several text books including Nineteenth Century English Poetry (OUP, 1992, 1998). He has successfully guided 27 PhD scholars and was the Chief Editor of The Indian Journal of English Studies for three years (2007-09). He is the Editor of The Critical Endeavour since 1995. Formerly a Reader in English at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Dr.Das is now a Professor of English at Burdwan University, Burdwan (West Bengal).