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
The Invitation
The Looking Glass
The Old Play-house
The Suicide
The Maggots
Summer in Calcutta

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.


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
   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
Important Events of Each Part


ANITA DESAI : Clear Light of Day

 a study

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

A Handbook of English Philology

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


Shakespeare’s Comedies: An Objective Analysis

Dilip Bhatt
Yogesh Thaker

pp. : 142 + x

Price : Rs. 95.00

ISBN 978-81-7977-537-0


OBJECTIVE analysis and information about :

Text, Source, Characters
Actwise-Scenewise Synopsis
Artistic Features
Critical History
Adaptations on the Screen
Recent Major Editions of Shakespearean Text Books
List of Representative Criticism

of  All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter’s Tale

Topics of Shakespeare’s Comedy

Critical Introduction and Framework
Charecteristics of Shakespeare’s Humour

Chronology of Important Dates
Selected Bibliography

It has been tried to make the matter both academic and entertaining keeping in mind various age groups of its users. This book is expected to be useful for Competitive Exams., Graduate, Post-Graduate, and Research Scholars studying Shakespeare. It is also hoped that the book will find its place on the bookshelves of any aficionado or common reader of Shakespeare.

Dilip Bhatt is a PhD and PhD-MPhil Guide in the subject of English Language and Literature. He's supervised 15 M. Phil. and 8 Ph. D. Students so far. He's been teaching English since 1990. He's been in the Board of Studies and the Textbook Preparation Committees at Undergraduate and Higher Secondary Level for the last 15 years. He's written Books on NET/GSET Examination, Shakespearean Studies and World Literature. He's done UGC Minor Research Project on "Teaching Shakespeare in a CALL Classroom: Its Usage, Advantages, and Challenges". He's given more than 25 Talks on various Topics which have been broadcasted from International Shortwave Radio Stations and All India Radio. He's teaching English at VD Kanakia Arts and MR Sanghavi Commerce College, Savarkundla at present. 

Yogesh Thaker is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English in K.K.Parekh Commerce College at Amreli (Gujarat). He is teaching English Language and Literature at U.G. level since 1993. Presently, he is doing his Ph.D. on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His study of interest is English Language and World Literature.
He is also practising Pranic Healing, a branch of inner science founded by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui.


Colonialism and Postcolonialism : An Introduction

by : R.K. Jha

ISBN 978-81-7977-534-9

pp. : 114 + vi

Price : Rs. 80.00

List of Contents :


Colonialism :  Concept and Nature
Imperialism : Its Meaning and Impact
Postcolonial Ambiguity and Decolonisation
Impacts of Decolonisation : 1930—1770 The Different Facets of Anti Colonial Struggle
Nature and Impact on Colony
Colonialism and Colonial Discourse : A Dialectic Relation
Postcolonialism : A Dialogic Represent Action of Ideology
Sense, Hegemony and Ideology:  A Discourse on Contradiction and Cohesion
The Concept of Discourse to understand Postcolonialism
Orientalism : A Colonial Discourse—The Distinct features of Orientalism  
Impact of Colonialism in spreading Knowledge
Postcolonial Literature: Genesis and Growth
Postcolonial Study: The Impact on Colony

Race—The Making of Race : The Origin and Significance
Race and Class : Emergence and Its Impact on Colony and Colonizer
Colonialism:  A Helping Hand to Promote Race and Class
Gender and Sexuality : A Study in Colonial Context with Discourse
The Placement of Feminism in Colonial Context
Effects of Colonialism on Feminism in Third World Nations

Hybridity: Genesis and Nature
Literature: Characteristics of Literature in National perspective
The Emergence of Literature : The Elements of Pan-nationalism
Feminism – Emerging as a literary and social force to determine nation

A Brief Introduction to Chinua Achebe
A critique on Colonialist Criticism


A Short History of English Drama

Raghukul Tilak

ISBN 978-81-7977-532-5

pp. : 283 + iv

Price : Rs. 115.00

List of Contents

The Beginnings : A Brief Survey of Pre-Elizabethan Drama
The Rise of National English Drama 
or English Drama Round About Shakespeare
or “University Wits” and Their Contribution
Christopher Marlowe (1564-93)
The Maturity of English Drama
or Drama of the Golden Age
or Elizabethan Drama
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
The Decline of Drama
or Post-Shakespearean Drama (1605-1660)
or English Drama in the Jacobean or the Puritan Age
Ben Jonson (1573-1637) and the Comedy of Humour
John Webster (1580-1637)
John Milton : Samson Agonistes
Restoration Drama (1660-1700) John Dryden and William Congreve
English Drama in the Eighteenth Century
Goldsmith as a Dramatist—Merits and Demerits—Contribution and Achievement
Sheridan as a Dramatist—Merits and Demerits—Contribution and Achievement
Drama in the 19th Century
English Drama in the 20th Century—John Galsworthy and Granville-Barker
Prose Drama : G.B. Shaw (1856-1950)
Poetic Drama : T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
A General Estimate of Cristopher Fry as a Dramatist 
or Fry : His Merits and Demerits—His Real Greatness
Drama Today
or  Post-War English Drama
John Osborne and the Drama of Emotional Protest