Homer: Iliad (A Study)

S.P. Sen Gupta

ISBN 978-81-7977614-8

Price: Rs. 120.00

pp.: 210 + xxx

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List of Contents:

The Life and Works of Homer
The Epic Cycle Dealing with The Homeric Themes
The Homeric Critics
Homer’s Style
Homeric Similes
The Images in Homer
The Iliad as an Epic
The Greek Gods
The Heroes in The Iliad
The Homeric Women
A Summary of The Iliad
The Story Before and After The Story of The Iliad
Homer Down The Ages
Translations of Homer (Adapted from Matthew Arnold and John A. Scott)
Who Is Who In The Iliad ? (In Alphabetical Order)
Some Significant Passages from The Iliad
A Critical Appreciationof The Iliad
Select Critiques
Select Passages from The Iliad
Why was Achilles Angry?
Describe the fight between Menelaus and Paris
Achilles’ New Armour
The Death of Hector
How does Priam bring the body of his son from Achilles
The Character of Agamemnon
The Character of Ajax


Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot

A Study with Detailed Summary and Important Explanations


S.P. Sen Gupta

ISBN 978-81-7977-609-4

pp. : 120 + xxxii

Price: Rs. 60.00


The Life of Samuel Beckett
Trends in Modern Drama
Absurd Drama: Its Genesis
Samuel Beckett's Works
Samuel Beckett: The Poet
Samuel Beckett: The Novelist
Samuel Beckett: The Critic
Samuel Beckett: His Dramatic Works
Samuel Beckett as a Dramatist
A Critical Appreciation of Waiting for Godot
The Religious element in Waiting for Godot
The Meaning of Waiting for Godot
A Summary of Waiting for Godot
The Comic Element in Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot as a Tragedy
Who is Godot?
The Pozzo-Lucky Episode
Vladimir and Estragon
Language in Waiting for Godot
The Theme of Time in Waiting for Godot
The Fundamental Problems in Waiting for Godot
Select Passages for Explanation
Select Bibliography


Advanced Financial Accounting


D.K. Varma
Vinay Kumar Garg
Anurag Kumar

ISBN 978-817977-613-1
Price: Rs. 325.00
pp. : 648 + iv

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List of Contents:

Accounting: Meaning and Objectives
Accounting: Principles and Concepts
Royalty Accounts
Hire-Purchase System
Instalment Payment system
Branch Account
Department Account
Insolvency Account
Fire Insurance Claims
Voyage Account

Solutions to numerical problems are available only for teachers/instructors on request.


Studies in Indo-Anglian Literature


K.N. Joshi, B. Syamla Rao

ISBN 978-81-7977-608-7
Price : Rs. 165.00
pp. : 278 + x

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List of Contents:

Indo-Anglian Literature : A Brief Survey
Toru Dutt: The Inheritor of Unfulfilled Renown
Sarojini Naidu: The Nightingale of India (Bharat Kokila)
Harindranath Chattopadhyaya: as a Poet
Tagore as a Literary Artist (The Bard of the East): An Estimate
Tagore as a Poet
Tagore’s Gitanjali: A Critical Appreciation
Tagore: The Dramatist: An Appreciation of Chitra, The King of the Dark Chamber and The Post Office
Tagore’s Lectures and Discourses with Special Reference to “Man”
Aurobindo’s “Savitri”: A Critical Appreciation
Aurobindo’s Rose of God and Thought the Paraclete—An Appreciation
Aurobindo’s The Renaissance In India An Introduction
A Bird’s Eye-view of Modern Indo-Anglian Poetry with Special Reference to Nissim Ezekiel, Ramanujan, Gokak, Kamaladas, Dom Moraes and Jayant Mahapatra
Radhakrishnan’s Kalki Or The Future of Civilization
Nirad Chaudhuri A Passage to England
The Art of Indian Autobiography
Gandhi’s Autobiography
Nehru’s Autobiography
Critical Appreciation of Paramhamsa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi
Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana
Tagore the Novelist
Mulk Raj Anand as a Novelist with Special Reference to Untouchable and Coolie
R.K. Narayan as a Novelist with Special Reference to Guide and Man-Eater of Malgudi and The English Teacher
Raja Rao as a Novelist
Bhabani Bhattacharya as a Novelist
Women Writers in Indo-Anglian Fiction
Manohar Malgonkar—A Bend in the Ganges
Arun Joshi as a Novelist with Special Reference to The Last Labyrinth and the Apprentice
Shashi Deshpande’s Novel—That Long Silence
Anita Desai as a Novelist with Special Reference to—Fire on the Mountain and Cry, The Peacock
Midnight’s children—Salman Rushdie
Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things
Gita Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night
Jhumpa Lahiri—Namesake
Critical Appreciation of Abdul Kalam’s Autobiography Entitled—Wings of Fire


Charles Dickens: Hard Times

A Study

M.C. Saxena

ISBN 978-81-7977-604-9

Price: Rs. 105.00

pp.: 220 + xii

List of Contents:

The Age of Dickens
Or The Social Background of Dickens
Or Dickens as a Representative of His Age
Dickens : His Life and Literary Career
Dickens : His Works
Dickens : A Typical Victorian Novelist
Or Dickens : “Not Only the Most Famous of the Victorian Novelists. He is also the most Typical” (David Cecil)
Or Dickens : “The Faults of Dickens are the Faults of His Age”
Or Dickens : “He is a Great Entertainer, But a Poor Artist”
Dickens : His Characteristics as a Novelists
Dickens : His Limitations and Faults
Or Dickens : The Secret of his  Popularity
Dickens : Blend of Realism and Idealism in his Novels
Or Dickens’ Methods of Writing are Regarded as Old Fashioned
Dickens : His Plot Construction
Or Dickens: His Plots are Shapeless Bags which contain something for Everybody
Or Dickens : He may not Construct a  Story well but he Tells it Admirably
Or Dickens : Close or Ending of his Novels
Dickens : His Humour and Pathos
Dickens as a Satirist
Dickens : His Female Characters
Dickens : His Art of  Characterisation
Or Dickens : “His Characters are Both Types and Individuals”
Dickens : The Social Reformer
Hard Times : Introduction
A Short Summary of Hard Times
Chapterwise Summary with Critical Comments
The Plot-Construction of Hard Times
The Title of Hard Times
Hard Times as a Satire on Industrial Society
Hard Times as a Love Story
The Historical and Philosophical Background of Hard Times
Humour in Hard Times
Symbolism in Hard Times
Characterisation in Hard Times
Thomas Gradgrind
  Josiah Bounderby
  James Harthouse
  Tom Gradgrind
  Stephen Blackpool
  Mr. Sleary
  Mrs. Sparsit
  Sissy Jupe
  Mrs. Gradgirnd
  Mrs. Pegler
  Mc Choakumchild
The Theatrical Technique of Hard Times
The Message of Hard Times
Hard Times : General Appreciation
Who is Who in Hard Times
Select Literary Criticism
Important University Questions

Select Bibliography


Contemporary Critics and Critical Theories

Comprehensive Study Material for M.A., M.Phil. and NET aspirants

by : Dushyant Nimavat

ISBN 978-81-7977-600-1
Price : Rs. 165.00
pp. : 258 + vi

Contents :

J.M. Murry’s views on Pure Poetry
Allen Tate on ‘Tension in Poetry’
Lionel Trilling’s views in ‘Sense of the Past’
‘Intentional fallacy’ by Wimsatt and Beardsley.
Frank Kermode on ‘Dissociation of  Sensibility’
Role of a critic according to Helen Gardner.
Jonathan Culler’s views in ‘Structuralism and Literature’
A note on Modernism
A note on Sociological criticism
Russian Formalism
John Crowe Ransom’s views on Criticism
T.S. Eliot and his ‘Tradition and the Individual Talent’
I.A. Richards on ‘The Four Kinds of Meaning’
Marxist Criticism
Psycho-analytical School of Criticism
‘Stylistics’ by H.K. Widdowson.
Derrida’s theory of Deconstruction.
Roland Barthes’ ‘The Death of the Author’
Northrop Frye’s Archetypal Literary Criticism
Jean Paul Sartre’s Existentialistic Philosophy
Roman Ingarden’s contribution to Phenomenology
Rene Welleck as a critic
Theodor W. Adorno as a Western Marxist Theorist and Philosopher
Louis Althusser as a Marxist philosopher
Antonio Gramsci as a Marxist Critic
Jacques Lacan as a Psychoanalytical Critic
Gayatri Spivak as a Post-colonial Theorist
Homi Bhabha as a Post-colonial Theorist
Edward Said’s views on ‘Orientalism’
Ferdinand de Saussure’s Linguistic Theories
Frantz Fanon’s Theory of Decolonization
F.R. Leavis and Moral Formalism
Mikhail Bakhtin as a Russian Formalist
Georgy Lukacs as a Marxist Critic and Theoretician
Simone de Beavoir as a Feminist Philosopher and Critic
Germaine Greer as a Feminist
Julia Kristeva’s contribution to Feminism
Luce Irigaray and her contribution to Feminism
Toril Moi’s views in ‘What’s a Woman?’ and ‘Sexual /Textual Politics’
Bell Hooks’ Feminist Theory in ‘Aint I a woman?’
Critical concept and terms.
Major 20th century critics and their key texts

Dr. Dushyant Nimavat is an associate professor in English, Department of English, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad Gujarat. He has written 35 research papers and articles in journals and books. He has also 9 books to his credit. He has been associated with seven international research journals as a member of editorial board. He is also interested in motivational seminars and has conducted seminars for students in association with reputed print media houses like Indian Express and The Times of India. He is interested in comparative literature, diaspora and cultural writings, communication skills, translation studies and use of ICT in teaching. His doctoral study is on Diasporic sensibilities in the poetry of Meena Alexander, Sujata Bhatt, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Moniza Alvi.

A Handbook of The Indian Poetics and Aesthetics

Theories of Rasa, Dhvani, Alamkaras. Riti, Vakrokti and Aucitya etc.

by: Ami Upadhyay

ISBN 978-81-7977-601-8
Price : Rs. 125.00
pp. : 178 + xiv


Part I
What is Aesthetics? Characteristics and Brief History
The Background of Indian Poetics
A Brief Survey of Indian Poetics
Definitions of Poetry
The Causes of Poetry
The Purpose of Poetry
Attributes of a Poet (Kavi)
Genres of Literary Works (Kavya Bheda)
The Process of  Creation of Poetry
The Classification of Arts
Natya, Nataka and Kavya
Siddhis : The Purpose of Art
Vrittis and Pravittis
Abhinaya and Dance in India
Arts : Auditory, Visual and Audio-Visual

Part II
Various Schools in Indian Poetics
Rasa in Vedas, Upanishadas and Ayurveda
Rasa as Ananda
Rasanispatti and Rasasvada
The Rasa Theory
Sringara Rasa (Erotic Sentiment)
Karuna Rasa (The Pathetic Sentiment)
Raudra and Vira Rasa (The Terrible and the Heroic)
Hasya Rasa and Adbhuta Rasa (The Comic and The Marvellous)
The Bhayanaka and the Bibhatsa Rasa (The Terrible and the Odious) 
Santarasa (The Tranquil)
The Concept of Structure Underlying The Natyashashtra
The Natyas as Conceived by Bharata
Plot According to Bharata
Bharata’s Views Regarding Characters
Bharata’s Views About Diction
Ten Guna (Merits) according to Bharata in a Play-wright
Ten Dosas (faults) in a Play-wright according to Bharata
Four Styles According to Bharata
Figures of Speech available to the Dramatist according to  Bharata
The Use of Language in the Work of Art according to Sanskrit Poetics
Para, Pasyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari
Relationship Between Sabda and Artha
Dandin as a Poetician (Dandin’s views on Art in his Kavyadarsa)
Alamkara School of Poetics
Riti School of Poetics and Vamana’s Philosophy of Poetry
Dhvani School of Anandavardhana
Kuntaka’s Theory of Vakrokti
Abhinavagupta’s Contribution to Indian Poetics
The Theory of Aucitya (Ksemendra’s Contribution to Indian Poetics)
Rajasekhara’s Kavyamimansa
Vishwanatha as a Poeticianb (His typography of Various Genres of Kavya)
Pandit Jagannatha’s Contribution to Indian Poetics
Hemachandra Acharya’s Contribution to Indian Poetics and Grammar
Ananda Coomaraswamy as a Modern Aesthetician and Art Historian
Indian and Western Literary Criticism and Poetics (A Brief Comparative Study)

Part III
Major Indian Theorists and their Works  (Aesthetics/ Poetics and Commentaries
Bharata’s Natyasastra (Division and Contents)
Glossary of Important Terms of Indian Poetics
Selected Bibliography

Prof. Ami. U. Upadhyay is a young dynamic Professor of English. She is working as a professor of English and Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. At present, she is shouldering the responsibility of I/C registrar of the university also. She has presented papers and participated in more than 65 International, National and State Level Conferences and seminars. She has been invited as a keynote/plenary speaker and resource person for more than 55 seminars/workshops/conferences. She has more than 30 publications in form of research papers, articles and books to her credit. She offers her services as an editor and reviewer to many national and international journals of repute. She is associated with many renowned academic institutes/universities as a Member of Board of Management, Member of Board of Studies, Member of Academic Planning Board, Member of Academic Councils etc. She is also a member of various academic and professional bodies like IACS, CLAI etc. Her areas of interest are Feminism, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Adaptation of Literature in various forms, Translation Studies, Gender Studies, ELT, Communication Skills and Various Teaching Methodologies with special reference to English Language Teaching. Her interest in Interdisciplinary studies has encouraged her to contribute in various fields of knowledge. She is also an adept classical dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. She has performed and earned recognition as a classical dancer at National level.