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



a critical study

by: Sunita B. Nimavat

isbn  978-81-7977-485-4
pp. : 100
price : rs. 50.00

List of Contents
Saul Bellow : Life & Works
Saul Bellow’s Major Novels
Major Themes in Saul Bellow’s  Novels
The Theme of City in Literature  and  Saul Bellow’s Treatment of  Theme of City in his works
Some Key Facts About Herzog
Herzog: Critical Analysis of the Novel
Major Themes in Herzog
Motifs and Symbols in Herzog
Characters in Herzog—Brief  Introduction
Moses Herzog—A Humanist  Protagonist
Objective Questions

Linguistics Made Easy

 by: B.K. Pattanayak

isbn 978-81-7977-497-7

pp. : 160

price : rs. 90.00

Linguistics, an ancient discipline but a developing one, has been assigned a vital place in the curriculum at Honours and P.G. level in the universities of India and abroad. Though a very interesting and edifying this scientific discipline is, its teaching on the part of a teacher and its understanding from the side of a student is quite challenging. This book, “Linguistics Made Easy”, is intended to infuse the basic concepts of linguistics and its manifold aspects which the Indian students generally consider tough to understand, apprehend and comprehend. Attempts have been made to present the vast linguistic concepts in a simple and easy-to-understand way so that an average student can comprehend; even a beginner with a little or no prior knowledge of the discipline can understand and appreciate the magic world of linguistics. The material in this book is organised in the form of points, each of which explains the basic concepts and the essential understanding of the subject. Primarily meant for Honours and Post-Graduate students of Indian universities, this book will serve as a readers’ guide/hand book to Linguistics.

B.K. Pattanayak passed B.A. with Honours and Distinction from Utkal University, Orissa in 1990 and obtained his M.A. in English  (First Class) from Ravenshaw Autonomous College, Orissa in 1992. He has been serving as Lecturer in English in Rural Institute of Higher Studies, Bhograi, Orissa since 1993 and has had a distinguished career as a devoted teacher of English Language and Literature. Mr. Pattanayak has taken teaching English as a passion and challange, rather than a profession.

List of contents

Aspects of Language
Linguistics—Its Nature and Scope
Major Linguistic Concepts
Traditional Grammar and its Drawbacks
Pioneers of Modern Linguistics
Structural Syntax
Select Bibliography