Vijay Tendulkar: SAKHARAM BINDER

A Study

by R.K. Jha

ISBN 978-81-7977-630-8

Price: Rs. 110.00

pp. : 138 + vi

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List of Contents:

The Genesis of Indian Drama : Birth and Development

The Glimpse of History of Translation in Marathi Literature

Vijay Tendulkar : Life, Works and Achievements

Summary of the Play : Sakharam Binder

Prominent Characters of the Play : Sakharam Binder

Theme of the Play:  Exploitation, Violence, Sex and Betray in Human Relationships

Style and Art of characterization in the Play: Sakharam Binder

Sakharam Binder : It Title Justified?


University Questions

Vijay Tendulkar: THE VULTURES (Gidhade)

A Study

by R.K. Jha

ISBN 978-81-7977-629-2

Price: Rs. 95.00

pp. : 124 + x

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List of Contents:

The Genesis of Indian Drama : Birth and Development

The Glimpse of History of  Translation in Marathi Literature

Vijay Tendulkar : Life, Works and Achievements

Summary of the Drama

The Vultures : Art of Characterization and Style

Justification of the Title The Vultures

Prominent Characters of the Drama The Vultures

The Themes of the Drama : The Vultures
(Corruption, Violence and Morality)


Important University Questions


CONFIDENCE BOOSTER: A Set of Ten Practice Papers for TGG/LT Examination


Sudhir K. Arora

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ISBN 978-81-7977-628-5

pp. : 124 + iv

Price: Rs. 140.00

Exam conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission

Each paper contains:

30 Questions of General Studies
120 Questions of English Language and Literatures in English

The focus is on:

a.  inclusion of questions from entire syllabus
b.  assisting aspirants to revise the whole syllabus
c.  providing information through specially designed questions
d.  boosting confidence of aspirants through exam-related model questions.


A Golden Key to Unlock TGG / LT Examination
Confidence Booster—Boost Your Confidence in General Studies and English

For the TGG / LT aspirants, the countdown begins. Practicing model papers will help them. What they need right now is the golden key which may help them in developing confidence for cracking TGG / LT examination. Here is CONFIDENCE BOOSTER. Why is it needed? It is because of competition which is getting tougher day by day. In this age of information technology access to information is as easy as sliding fingers over smart phone. Aspirants of various competitive exams are actually overburdened with all sort of relevant and irrelevant information. In such scenario, what makes the difference? Confidence is the key for better performance. The lack of confidence causes confusion in the minds of aspirants who therefore commit mistakes even when they know the correct answers. Thus it is essential that as the exam approaches, the confidence level should grow.
The book under review CONFIDENCE BOOSTER, A set of Ten Practice Papers for TGG/LT examination (conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission) is a wonderful book. It is perhaps the first of its kind, as the questions in it are not ordinary. They can rightly be termed as Smart, Information Packed questions. They are so designed that even when the answer is unknown, if one has read the question carefully, he is already equipped with relevant information related to other questions. Thus reading of one question can lead to answering several other questions.
The book contains 10 papers, as per paper pattern suggested by UPPSC. It contains questions both of General Studies and English. The thorough coverage of all the aspects of General Studies in limited number of questions makes this book very special. Apart from questions on History, Politics, Geography, Civics, Science, Mathematics, Current Affairs and General Knowledge etc, questions especially designed on Uttar Pradesh make it a 'must buy' for all those who are preparing for the competitive examinations conducted by the agencies of U.P. Government. The aspirants other than those opted for English will find this book as valuable, if they evaluate its worth only from G.S. point of view.
Part II of each paper contains questions on English. Syllabus of English for this exam is very vast. Almost 60 authors apart from other aspects of Literature are prescribed. This vastness surely confuses aspirants. But again, this wonderful book has taken care of everything. Each question paper covers the complete syllabus. Even the choice of questions is extremely good. The aspirants, while going through these model questions papers, will find that they are automatically acquiring new information while also revising what they have already acquired till now.
The book is moderately priced and the get-up is pleasant. The book seems to be a right step towards successful preparation for the LT exam.
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A Companion to ASSISTANT TEACHER (Trained Graduate Grade) EXAMINATION

Popularly known as LT Grade Examination


Sudhir K. Arora

ISBN 978-81-7977-627-8

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

Price: Rs. 525.00

Practice/Model Papers are also available

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:

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

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)
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”)
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


Virginia Woolf: Mrs. Dalloway

A Critical Study

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

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. 


Cell: Structure and Function


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:


Suggested university Questions

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.