Tuesday, 25 July 2017

GIEWEC'S COLLABORATIVE LITERARY FESTIVAL AT MANIBEN NANAVATI WOMEN'S COLLEGE, MUMBAI ON 24TH AND 25H NOVEMBER 2017


Glad to inform you that our GIEWEC's sixth collaborative literary festival will be conducted at Maniben Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai on 24th and 25th of November 2017. It is an international conference on the topic "Re-imagining the Text: English Studies and Digital Humanities." The brochure in detail is attached below:

Friday, 14 July 2017

Parthajit Ghosh's Interview of K. V. Dominic published in Poetcrit Vol. 30, No. 2 (July-December 2017)


Prof. K. V. Dominic in Conversation with Parthajit Ghosh*
K. V. Dominic (born 13 February 1956), one of the most contemporary Indian English poets of considerable merit, short story writer, editor, critic and a retired professor from Kerala, is very keen to his observation and is very impressionistic, real and utmost truthful to his writings through which he exhibits his utmost disappointment to his society where man glorifies the triumph over space and many a scientific invention, but still, man has to suffer being the victim of terrorism, injustice, inequality, inhumanity, casteism, religious hooliganism, hypocrisy and much more man-made malices. Dominic is a true multiculturalist, an ideologist, a monotheist (a believer in Advaitavada) who reminds his fellow being by mirroring the reality. He is a ‘leftist poet’ who is “compassionate to the poor, downtrodden, the marginalized and women”.
His acclamation as a poet reveals after his constant publications like Winged Reason (2010), Write Son, Write (2011), Multicultural Symphony (2014), Contemporary Concerns and Beyond (2016) etc. He has also authored and edited more than twenty books of criticism on different literary genres and a collection of short stories. A Complete collection of his poems entitled K V Dominic Essential Readings and Study Guide is aimed at inclusion in the syllabus of South Asian Studies in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. Dominic is the Secretary of the Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC), who as an editor-in-chief edits two biannual peer reviewed international journals, International Journal on Multicultural Literature (IJML) and Writers Editors Critics (WEC). He is conferred with several national and international awards for his writing excellence and his poems are translated into several national and foreign languages.
The text of the interview
Parthajit Ghosh: Good Evening, Prof. Dominic! Thank you very much for your kind consent for this conversation!
Dominic: Good Evening dear Parthajit. I am only happy to converse with you.
PG: You have authored and edited more than twenty books of criticism on different literary genres, a collection of short stories and four individual anthologies of poems. Hence, you are a critic, writer and poet as well. In the last issue of  Poetcrit (Jan-June 2017), Dr. Sulakshna Sharma in her review of your book, K. V. Dominic: Essential Readings and Study Guide: Poems about Social Justice, Women’s Rights, and the Environment, has commented that “K. V. Dominic is a far better poet than a short story writer” (2017, 180). So, kindly tell us, in which do you feel about your best puissance – criticism, writing stories or composing poetry?
Dominic: What Dr. Sulakshna Sharma has observed is true. I too feel that I can wield poetry better than other genres of literature.
PG: Recently, in an interview with Dr. P. V. Laxmi Prasad, Prof. Manoj Das, an eminent Sahitya Akademi Award winning writer, said that “Poetry can best be written in one’s mother-tongue” (Poetcrit 30.1, 2017: 11).Malayalam is your native language and you write in English. So, will you kindly share the cognitive process of your composition? Or, is it a natural process to an English Professor?
Dominic: Let me admit frankly that I am very poor in using my mother tongue Malayalam in literature. I have such diffidence that my compositions would be a flop in Malayalam.
PG: In your fourth volume of poetry, Contemporary Concerns and Beyond (2016), you have prefaced that “I have adopted a poetic style of my own and never try to imitate any predecessor or contemporary poet”. So, your poetry must be experimental in nature. Kindly elucidate your poetic style.
Dominic: I believe that every poet has an individual style even if it is influenced by poetic style of others. In my case I haven’t deliberately imitated any one’s style. For me content of a poem is more important than its style. If there is a strong message in the poem I don’t care for its frills or vehicle. The only thing I care about regarding the style is that the lines should be rhythmic than pure prosaic. I use only free verse and never bother about rhymes. Majority of my poems is more narrative than lyrical. The difference between prose and poetry is very thin in my poems. Still my poems are appreciated because of the message and values they carry.
PG: In your poems the phrases like ‘religious fundamentalism’, ‘multiculturalism’, ‘sexism’, ‘regionalism’, ‘parochialism’, ‘nationalism’, ‘patriotism’, ‘communalism’ and many more ‘-isms’ are frequently used. These types of philosophical terms are very common to be found in critic’s disquisition on literary texts. Do you consciously use them as an experiment in your poetry? Or is it the influence of a practicing critic for long time on a poet?
Dominic: I am deliberately using these terms because they carry the burning issues of the contemporary world which I want to present before the readers. After all these terms are commonly used now and are familiar with the ordinary people.
PG: On reading your poems, especially ‘Multicultural Harmony’, ‘Write, My Son, Write’, ‘Karma is Akarma’, ‘Tyagi’, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and many others it may be said that Dominic philosophizes reality. How far do you agree with this?
Dominic: True, I have been philosophizing reality. I had a double purpose in mind in composing poems on these philosophical ideas. I wanted to elucidate these abstract terms as well as portray their application in reality.
PG: In ‘Multicultural Harmony’, you write: ‘from atoms to the heavens / multiculturalism reigns’, seems to be the offshoot of such pantheistic view as alluded in Sri Isopanishad: “Isa vasyamidam sarvam yat kinca jagatyam jagat” (Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by God). How far are you successful to moralise the reality representing The Upanishad?
Dominic: I am a pantheist and believe that everything comes from God, the Creator and hence divinity is there in all living beings and non-living objects. I have been greatly influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism, the two greatest philosophies that originated from the land which gave birth to me.
PG: Another masterpiece, ‘Write, My Son, Write’, a long poem in 21 parts, begins with:
My son,
I have a mission
in your creation,
God spoke
To my ears.
It is as if you have listened to the oracle of God being “the right or correct son of the father figure”. And, Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya, the veteran poet and critic, in his disquisition, K. V. Dominic’s Write, My Son, Write – Text and Interpretation: An Exercise in Close Reading has established the Pagan relation to it and proved you as a ‘demigod’. How far do you believe that you are a demigod and your pen is your weapon gifted by God?
Dominic: Dr. Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya’s reference to me as a ‘demigod’ is only a hyperbole. True, the poem is in the form of an oracle of God. I am just an ordinary man and used this dramatic monologue style as to impart the messages to the readers in a convincing manner.
PG: you conclude ‘Multicultural Harmony’ urging for a single nation, ‘THE WORLD’ where:
Let there be no India, Pakistan or China
America, Africa, Europe or Australia
But only one nation THE WORLD
where every being lives in perfect harmony
as one entity in multicultural world.
Rabindranath Tagore in his Gitanjali (song 35) discovers the ‘heaven of freedom’ “Where the world has not been broken up into fragments / By narrow domestic walls”. How do you feel the influence of Tagore in this composition?
Dominic: All serious writers and thinkers dream of the unification of this world, a world without any walls or borders. They are all against divisions among people under any label. Hence I too thought in that line and composed many poems. I like Tagore’s works but my compositions are not influenced by them.
PG: Prof. T. V. Reddy in his enormous work, A Critical survey of Indo-English Poetry has shown, “like most of the Keralites Dominic too comes under the influence of the Communist ideology”. You bid ‘Lal Salaam’ to show your gratitude at the death of the thrice chief minister of your state, E.K. Nayanar; and, you have written a poem like ‘Lal Salaam to Labour’. So, are you communist a poet?
Dominic: True I am a leftist poet who believes in the existence of the Creator. I am compassionate to the poor, downtrodden, the marginalized and women. Majority of my poems are about them and their burning issues and problems. I am all against exploitations in the name of religion and politics.
PG: Your poems like ‘A Sheep’s Wail’, ‘Cuckoo Singing’, ‘I am Just a Mango Tree’, ‘Nature’s Bounties’, ‘Nature Weeps’, ‘Ammini’s Lament’, ‘Ammini’s Demise’, ‘Massacre of Cats’, ‘ A Cow on the Lane’ and many other prove that you are a worshipper of peace and integrity. But, contradictory enough, you outrage, your disgust in ‘A Blissful Voyage’ from Winged Reason wishing: 
I wish I were a bullet
and shoot into the chest of that terrorist
who compels that teenage boy
to explode and kill that innocent mob.
Are you such a revolutionary thinker who wishes to establish justice by bullet?
Dominic: Though I have written those lines in the tone of a revolutionary I am basically a worshipper of peace and integrity. Through those lines I have expressed my uncontrollable dislike to the activities of the terrorist. I haven’t exploded such in any other poems.
PG: Creator, creation and creature –‘simple enough to learn the relation’ - are the truth behind whole existence where mankind is never imagined to be divided into categories. How does this view motivate you to portray the envirealistic pen picture through your eco-poems? How far have you succeeded in seeking environmental justice to all creatures?
Dominic: This nature and environment have been exploited and destroyed by humans to such an extent that a total destruction is not far away. Hence it is the duty of writers and thinkers to make the people aware and alert of it. If we understand the relation between the Creator, creation and creature as well as the purpose behind the creation we will stop exploitation of the nature. Indiscriminate felling of trees and killing of animals have to be stopped for their survival as well as ours.
PG: You are considered as the voice of the subaltern, the suppressed or the Dalits. Have you ever felt suppressed in your own society that makes you to write?
Dominic: I have never been suppressed in my own society. But I can feel the suppression of others around me. I have written about the problems of the subaltern in the Indian scenario. And most of them are based on historical incidents
PG: A celebrated contemporary Bengali poet, my own favourite, Joy Goswami, impressively commented, “Within my lifespan, in my individual life and in the entire Earth, even at the outside of the Earth; whatever keeps going on are all the part of my Autobiography” (translated). Do you agree with that? How far is it appropriate to your poetry?
Dominic: In my case I have written much on what I have observed in the outside world than from autobiographical. Fortunately my life has been very smooth with very little problems.
PG: Your poems are studied and compared with some of your contemporaries, thematically and also critically. Kindly share your views on your contemporaries who influence your art of versification.
Dominic: As I stated earlier I have never tried to imitate any writer dead or living. I like many of my contemporaries but their poetic style has never influenced me. Like me they are also writing on the burning issues and problems of this world and naturally there will be comparisons among us thematically.
PG: Now-a-days, many an emerging poet is blooming out. Kindly tell me about such emerging poets whom you like most. What will be your suggestion to them?
Dominic: True, there are many emerging young talents. I don’t want to mention any name. Some have concentrated more on the theme of love—quite naturally taking their age into consideration. There are a few young poets who are thinking very seriously like us, elder generation, and writing on more serious themes. My suggestion to all emerging poets is that they are the ones who have to live more in this fast degenerating world and hence it is their duty to convert the butcher culture minds of the younger generation.
PG: Kindly share about your new projects including all the other genres like stories, criticism and others.
Dominic: I have no such new projects in my mind. I will go on writing poems and short stories and get them published when they are sufficient for volumes. Similarly I will assist others to edit books and bring out as many critical books as possible.
PG: Thank you Prof. Dominic, for your precious time that you spared and spent with me! Thank you a lot!
Dominic: It was really pleasurable conversing with you dear Parthajit. God bless you!
[*Parthajit Ghosh, Research Scholar, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492010 Email: parthajitg@gmail.com]


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

COVER PAGE AND CONTENTS PAGES OF 7.2 JULY 2017 ISSUE OF IJML

CONTENTS OF IJML 7.2 JULY 2017
RESEARCH/CRITICAL ARTICLES
Solutions to Religious Communalism as Projected in Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions: An Analysis
--S. Chelliah
K. V. Dominic’s Winged Reason: A Portrait of Social Realism
--D. C. Chambial
Tracing Political Bricoleurs in Winston Churchill’s Thoughts and Adventures and Khushwant Singh’s The End of India
--Sreedevi R. & Raichel M. Sylus
Play/Games as Sublimation of Juvenile Delinquency: An Exploration into the World of Children's Literature
--Sijo Varghese
Intrinsic Journey into the Epic, Savitri: A Symbolic Exploration
--Santanu Basak
Feminine or Feminist: Ambiguous Women in The Moor’s Last Sigh
--Sharmila Bhattacharjee
Element of Grotesque in Carson McCullers’ The Ballad of the Sad CafĂ©
--Sarika Tiwari
Alec Derwent Hope on Poet and Art of Poetry
--Amodini Sreedharan
Women as Victims: A Study of Nalini Sharma’s Strange Equations
--S. Barathi
Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solutions: Deconstruction of Communalism
--Nidhish Kumar Singh
Authenticity of Rural Life in the Novels of Chinua Achebe, Kamala Markandaya and Ramesh K. Srivastava
--Smita Das
Lives on Pyre: A Socio-realistic Portrayal in D.C. Chambial’s The Cargoes of the Bleeding Hearts
--Parthajit Ghosh & Madhu Kamra
An Evolution of His Demography: A Socio-cultural Flow    in the Fictional World of Manoj Das 
--Suresh Bera & Somali Gupta
Maya Angelou’s Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?: a Paroxysm of Confession
--Ishita Pramanik & Shukla Banerjee
REVIEW ARTICLE
Fruits of Delight in the Fields of Despair in Manas Bakshi’s Dance of Satan and Other Poem
--T. V. Reddy
BOOK REVIEWS
Jaydeep Sarangi’s The Wall and Other Poems
--S. A. Hamid
Pitambar Tarai’s The Mortgaged Man
--Jaydeep Sarangi
Ramesh K. Srivastava’s My Father’s Bad Boy–-An Autobiography
--Leela Kanal
GENERAL ESSAYS
Evaluation Measures of Academic Research through Citation Analysis
--P. K. Suresh Kumar
Vritra the Demon and His Race
--Ramesh Chandra  Mukhopadhyaya
SHORT STORIES
The Beauty and the Beast
--Ramesh K. Srivastava
Logically Inexplicable
--Manas Bakshi
Nanimadhav
--Sabita Chakraborty

Annoy Nature and Nature will Annoy You

--Shachi Kaul
POEMS
Enlighten Us Lord Buddha
--K. V. Dominic
Nearing Sublimation
--Manas Bakshi
Nothing more to Expect
--Manas Bakshi
Stones
--Rob Harle
No Place for a Lady
--Rob Harle
Fragments
--Rob Harle
Lady in Black
--Rob Harle
Here, There and Everywhere
--Patricia Prime
A Day in the City
--Patricia Prime
At the Art Gallery
--Patricia Prime
Leaving
--Patricia Prime
Pleasure
--Rajiv Khandelwal
Preschoolers Conversation with Granddad
--Rajiv Khandelwal
The Suckables  
--Rajiv Khandelwal
Catharsis
--Poonam Dwivedi
 Poem – 1
--Rita De
Poem – 2
--Rita De
Poem – 3
--Rita De
Please, Come Here!
--Anindita Dash
The Paint which couldn’t Paint
A Conversation with Life
--Vandit Khandelwal
Nature is Life 
--Vandit Khandelwal
Contributors


Monday, 29 May 2017

POEMS RELEVANT FOR ALL TIMES--FR. VARGHESE PAUL, SJ ON K V DOMINIC'S POEMS

Poems Relevant for All Times
Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ

Jayanta Mahapatra is considered the best living Indo-English poet in India. I was privileged to listen to him more than once speaking on poems and poets. I was also privileged to share platform with him and present a research paper during the Indian English Literary Festival in the Auditorium of Pondicherry Central University in March 2014. In his address the eminent poet Mahapatra said, “Poems should always be faithful to life. First of all, a poet should be true to his/her inner voice. Among achieving many things a poem should touch human lives.”
            I do not write poems and I do not claim to be a poet. But, like many poetry lovers I like to read and enjoy poems when they are published in newspapers and magazines. Then, thanks to my poet friends, I often get their new poetry books. So I often read poems. But my talent in poetry is limited. So I tell my poet friends not to send me their poetry books for reviews and comments.
            All the same here I have translated the poems of an Indo-English poet Prof. Dr. K. V. Dominic. He has written four poetry books. I have selected some 52 poems and translated them into Gujarati. I have several reasons for translating Dr. Dominic’s poems. 
            First, I have enjoyed reading and rereading Dr. Dominic’s poems. His first collection of poems Winged Reason was published in 2010. Then Write Son, Write appeared in the following year. His third collection of poems entitled Multicultural Symphony came out in 2014 and the fourth book Contemporary Concerns and Beyond in 2016. They all impressed me very much as I enjoyed them. I am deeply touched by Dr. Dominic’s poems as they express the values, ideas and visions, which I uphold. So I felt moved to translate and share them with Gujarati poetry lovers.
            Second, as Jayant Mahapatra said, I heard the inner voice of poet Dominic through his poems. I see that they express very well my own ideas and understanding of human life and the whole creation. Then, some of his poems are rich with ancient cultural beliefs, stories and myths. They are capable of enlightening and moulding people. Usually such poems interest everyone.
            Third, nature and environment are my favourite subjects. I see that directly or indirectly in many of Dr. Dominic’s poems which deal with them. Like the poet Dominic, I believe that all people need not only to be well acquainted with those topics but also need to protect and preserve and promote healthy environment. Dr. Dominic’s poems do inspire and encourage us in these directions.
            Fourth, poet Dr. Dominic views writing his poems as a service to humanity. The humanity today is oppressed by injustice, immorality, irreligious hostility and all types of evil. We need to be conscious of this dire situation and try to be out of it. In this Dr. Dominic’s poems serve us as a guiding beacon of input.
            Fifth, like me, Dr. Dominic does not believe in art for art’s sake. His poems reflect the life, society and culture. So, many of his poems echo human pain and suffering as well as lack of true freedom and the yearning for freedom and liberty.
            Religious terrorism and communal conflict as well as wide spread corruption and evils, rape, etc like contagious sicknesses affect and paralyze human life and the society. The duty of the poet is to confront these forces and to indicate the road of justice and morality for all. Dr. Dominic is doing well in this direction. So as a fan of Dr. Dominic’s poems, I like to read and reread them time and again.

            I feel a sense of fulfilment in translating Dr. Dominic’s poems. I am sure that poet Dominic’s poems through my translation will be widely read by poetry lovers and experience a sense of gain. Dr. Dominic’s poems are a sort of ‘tiffin’ for journey of life.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

INCLUSION OF GIEWEC'S JOURNAL WRITERS EDITORS CRITICS (WEC) IN THE UGC APPROVED LIST OF JOURNALS

WE ARE GLAD TO INFORM ALL RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TEACHERS THAT OUR GIEWEC JOURNAL WRITERS EDITORS CRITICS (WEC) IS INCLUDED IN THE UGC APPROVED LIST OF JOURNALS. YOU CAN PUBLISH YOUR QUALITY PAPERS IN THE ISSUES COMING OUT IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER. THE SUBSCRIPTION AND SUBMISSION DETAILS ARE GIVEN BELOW:
Patron membership fee of the Guild-cum-Journal is Rs. 6000, and Rs. 1200 for annual membership. The membership fees shall be remitted to the Guild’s joint account at SBI Thodupuzha, Kerala. The details are given below.
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Membership fees may be remitted at SBI branches or transferred online or DD drawn in favour of GIEWEC, payable at Thodupuzha and sent by speed post to the Secretary. Kindly remit Rs. 57 more if the bank charges intercity charges from the subscription amount.
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FOR KINDLE VERSION (E-BOOK)
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Length of Submissions
Critical Articles: maximum 3000 words, Short Stories: maximum 1800 words, Reviews: maximum 1500 words Interviews: maximum 1500 words, Poems: maximum 2 pages for a poet
The size of the letter for all submissions is: 14 in Times New Roman fond and the spacing is: 1.5. The writers should strictly follow MLA style of documentation, 8th edition (2016) for their critical articles. Book Reviews should be followed by copies of the original books sent to the Secretary. Each submission should be accompanied by a certificate denoting that the submission is original and unpublished. There should also be a declaration regarding the membership of the guild.
Deadline for Submissions
For March issue: 31 December, and for September issue: 30 June
Email copies of the submissions shall be sent to the secretary-cum-editor-in-chief, Dr. K. V. Dominic (Email: prof.kvdominic@gmail.com). Priority will be given to those members whose submissions have not been included in the issues already published. The copy right of the journal articles is reserved to the Editor.
Address all correspondence to:
Dr. K. V. Dominic, Secretary, GIEWEC
XXI/439, Thodupuzha East P. O.
Idukki Dt., Kerala, India – 685 585
Phone: 91+9947949159, Email: prof.kvdominic@gmail.com

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

INCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE (IJML) IN THE UGC APPROVED LIST OF JOURNALS

WE ARE GLAD TO INFORM ALL RESEARCH SCHOLARS AND COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY TEACHERS THAT OUR JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE (IJML) IS INCLUDED IN THE UGC APPROVED LIST OF JOURNALS. YOU CAN PUBLISH YOUR QUALITY PAPERS IN THE ISSUES COMING OUT IN JANUARY AND JULY. THE SUBSCRIPTION AND SUBMISSION DETAILS ARE GIVEN BELOW:

Length of Submissions
Critical Articles: Maximum 2500-3000 words or 8-10 pages
Reviews: Maximum 1000-1500 words or 2-3 pages
Interviews: Maximum 1500 words or 5 pages
Poems: Maximum 2 pages for a poet
Short Stories: Maximum 1800 words or 6 pages
The size of the letter for all submissions is: 12 in Times New Roman fond and the spacing is: 1.5. The writers should strictly follow MLA style of documentation, 8th edition (2016) for their critical articles. Book Reviews should be followed by copies of the original books sent to the Editor.
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For January issue: 30 October
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Only subscribers’ submissions will be published in the journal. Hence kindly take the subscription of the journal before you send your submissions.
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Writers Editors Critics (WEC) 7.1 March 2017--Contents



Contents of WEC 7.1 March 2017
RESEARCH PAPERS
The Confessional Voice and Rebellious Cry of Kamala Das as Visualized in her Poetical Works: A Brief Analysis
--S. Chelliah
The Philosopher-Scientist A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and his World View: A Study
-- J. Pamela
Artificial Intelligence and the Instrumental Marvellous in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Novels
--Lekshmi R. Nair
Return to Wholeness: The Landscape of Willa Cather’s O Pioneers!
--Vikas Bhardwaj
Nation and Identity Defined through Bodies: A Study of Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice Candy Man
--Sonia Soni
Ramesh K. Srivastava’s “Under the Lamp”: A Study
--Shipra G. Vashishtha
Reinventing Roots in Esther David’s Book of Rachel
--Giftsy Dorcas E.
A Critical Reading of Authentic Existence in Claude Mckay’s Banana Bottom

--S. Khethzi Kerena
“Write My Son, Write”: An Aesthetic and Spiritual Reflection of World by K V Dominic
--Laxmi R. Chaughan
Nandini’s Sita: A Deep Dive to Every Woman’s Journey
--Arti Chandel
Lives on Pyre: A Socio-realistic Portrayal in D.C. Chambial’s The Cargoes of the Bleeding Hearts
--Parthajit Ghosh & Madhu Kamra
An Evolution of His Demography: A Socio-cultural Flow in the Fictional World of Manoj Das    
--Suresh Bera & Somali Gupta
Maya Angelou’s Shaker, Why Don’t You Sing?: a Paroxysm of Confession
--Ishita Pramanik & Shukla Banerjee
REVIEW ARTICLES
Eco-critical Perspectives in K. V. Dominic & Pamela Jeyaraju’s (eds.) Environmental Literature: Research Papers and Poems
--S. Barathi
T. V. Reddy’s Melting Melodies: An Analysis
--P. Bayapa Reddy
Critical Evaluation of T. V. Reddy’s Melting Melodies

--Dwarakanath  H. Kabadi
BOOK REVIEWS
T. V. Reddy’s Golden Veil: A Collection of Poems

--Patricia Prime
Ramesh K. Srivastava’s My Father’s Bad Boy—An Autobiography
--Smita Das
O. P. Arora’s Whispers in the Wilderness: A Collection of Poems
--Patricia Prime
Vijay Kumar Roy’s Realm of Beauty and Truth: A Collection of Poems
--Sugandha Agarwal
GENERAL ESSAYS

Regional Integration in South Asia: A Nepalese Perspective
--Shreedhar Gautam

Role of Information Library Network (INFLIBNET) in Checking Plagiarism in Indian Universities

--P. K. Suresh Kumar

Sojourn in Forests

--Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya

The Commonplace Economic Thoughts of a Seventy Five Years Old Lady
--Mousumi Ghosh
INTERVIEW
Conversation with Subodh Sarkar
--Jaydeep Sarangi
SHORT STORIES
Perils of Simplicity
--Ramesh K. Srivastava
The Melody Queen
--Jayanti M. Dalal (Trans. Dr. Rajshree Parthivv Trivedi)
A Strange Reunion
--Chandramoni Narayanaswamy
Is Human Life Precious than Animal’s?
--K. V. Dominic
Psychological Effect
--Manas Bakshi
POEMS
Regain the Vision
T. V. Reddy
Down the Memory Lane
T. V. Reddy
Memories
T. V. Reddy
Patiently I Saw
D. C. Chambial
His Munificence
D. C. Chambial
On that Bank
D. C. Chambial
In the Desert
D. C. Chambial
WHY
O. P. Arora
The Rose Garden
O. P. Arora
Full Story
Jaydeep Sarangi
From A Sick Bed
Manas Bakshi
Flight for a Dip
Manas Bakshi
THE LAUGHING CORNS
 --Alexander Raju
I HATE TERMITES
--Alexander Raju
A PYRE FOR MY LEARNING
--Alexander Raju
Woman Reading a Letter (Vermeer)
Patricia Prime
Sun-flooded Room
Patricia Prime
Tibetan Landscape
Patricia Prime
Polluted Soul
Sugandha Agarwal
Song for Humanity 
Biswanath Kundu
Look for Riches
Biswanath Kundu
A Ritual
Rajiv Khandelwal
Itch
Rajiv Khandelwal
Pounding--Open Doors
Rajiv Khandelwal
Design
Rajiv Khandelwal
Bat - A Man
Fr. Tomson D’cotho
A New Culture
Fr. Tomson D’cotho
Submit Yourself to His Will
Neha Motwani          
‘Earthly’ Planning
Neha Motwani
I am homesick 
Neha Motwani
Father
Saroj Bala
The Magician
Saroj Bala
War
Talluri Mathew Bhaskar
Contributors