Wednesday, 17 July 2013

International Journal on Multicultural Literature (IJML) 3.2 July 2013

The Dichotomy of an Imprisoned Soul: Obi’s Quest for Identity in Achebe’s No Longer at Ease
--Monir A. Choudhury
A Postcolonial Study of Arnold Harrichand Itwaru’s  Shanti and Earl Lovelace’s The Dragon Can’t Dance
--K. T. Sunitha
Mapping the American and Indian Feminism
                        --Divya Pande
A Christmas Gift (Short Story)
--Ramesh K. Srivastava
The Notion of Appropriation in Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red
--Mahmoud Saberi
“Towards Emancipation in Multicultural Milieu” – A Study of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Vine of Desire
--C. Pradeepa
Cultural Encounter, Immigrant Psyche and Identity Crisis in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s The Mistress of Spices
--S. Ramya Niranjani
Selling of Poverty (Short Story)
--Pronab Kumar Majumder
Memory – Home– Diaspora: A Reading of Manjushree Thapa’s Seasons of Flight
--Rimi Nath
Words and Cultural (Un)Translatability: A Subtextual Reading of The Hungry Tide in Indian Perspective
--Santanu Basak
Beer Street; Gin Lane: Hogarth’s Study in Eighteenth-Century London’s Subculture
--Sudeshna Majumdar
Fire Your Horoscope! (Short Story)
--K. V. Dominic
Let Me Find My Talk: Song of Rita Joe: Autobiography of a Mi’kmaq Poet

--K. Yeshoda Nanjappa
Emerging Selfhood: A Study of Tehmina Durrani’s My Feudal Lord
--Diler Singh
The Ruined Temple (Poem)
--Sitakant Mahapatra
The Deities (Poem)          
--Sitakant Mahapatra
I Am Man (Poem)
--Hazara Singh
Glory of Woman (Poem)
--Hazara Singh
A Tribute (Poem)
Pronab Kumar Majumder
Mother’s Lap--Marvellous Throne (Poem)
--Turlapati Rajeswari (Trans. S. V. Rama Rao)
Lap of Nature (Poem)
Sugandha Agarwal            
Sparkling Droplets (Poem)
Sugandha Agarwal            
Memories (Poem)
Sugandha Agarwal            
Wail of a Female Foetus (Poem)
--Sangeeta Mahesh
Poetic   Pigments    of   K. V. Dominic: A Critical Study of Write Son, Write (Review Article)
--Arbind Kumar Choudhary
Treatment of the Anxieties of Life in the Select Poems of  Arundhathi Subramaniam (Review Article)
--S. Ayyappa Raja

K. V. Dominic’s (ed.) African and Afro-American Literature: Insights and Interpretations (Book Review)

--Mahboobeh Khaleghi

K. V. Dominic’s Multicultural Consciousness in the Novels of R. K. Narayan. (Book Review)

--Dr. Y. Vidya
Our Esteemed Contributors
I have selected today, 5 June 2013—the World Environment Day, to write this editorial. It’s worth brooding over this year’s celebrations’ theme. It is “Think. Eat. Save.” Let me quote the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) findings: “Every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger. . . . While the planet is struggling to provide us with enough resources to sustain its 7 billion people (growing to 9 billion by 2050), FAO estimates that a third of global food production is either wasted or lost. Food waste is an enormous drain on natural resources and a contributor to negative environmental impacts. . . . If food is wasted, it means that all the resources and inputs used in the production of all the food are also lost. For example, it takes about 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk and about 16,000 litres goes into a cow’s food to make a hamburger. The resulting greenhouse gas emissions from the cows themselves, and throughout the food supply chain, all end up in vain when we waste food. In fact, the global food production occupies 25% of all habitable land and is responsible for 70% of fresh water consumption, 80% of deforestation, and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is the largest single driver of biodiversity loss and land-use change.”
            Let us examine our food habits and estimate the garbage that is thrown away from our kitchens. If we could avoid such garbage and save some money for the hungry mouths in our neighbourhood or even abroad we are serving a double duty of saving the starved as well as the toxic environment. It is high time we keep economy in our banquets. How much of food is served and wasted in wedding dinners? Let us bear in mind that all the inhabitants on this planet have the right to share its resources and bounties. Denying others food when you have surplus is equal to stealing the others. Let us think deeply before we eat anything. Let us eat only what our body requires. Let us thus save other fellow beings and the environment.
There are eleven research articles, two review articles, three short stories, ten poems of six poets and two book reviews in this issue. Before penning down let me express my sincere most gratitude to all our esteemed contributors. The credit of the book goes to each and every one of you. I am much grateful to my Associate Editor, Dr. S. Kumaran who has been helping me almost every day. Wishing all our readers enlightening and entertaining reading,

5 June 2013                                                                 Prof. K. V. Dominic