Friday, 11 December 2015


Report of the National Level Two day Literary Festival of GIEWEC in Collaboration with the Department of English, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala on 5th and 6th December 2015

Dr. K. V. Dominic

Guild of Indian English Writers, Editors and Critics (GIEWEC) in collaboration with Department of English, CMS College, Kottayam, Kerala conducted a two day national level literary festival at CMS College on 5th and 6th December 2015. The topic for the festival was "Environmental Literature and Beyond."

At 11 am on 4th December 2015, a Press Conference was organized by GIEWEC at the Press Club of Kottayam. Led by Dr. K. V. Dominic, Secretary-cum-chief organizer of the festival, Dr. Joji John Panicker, Joint Secretary-cum-chairman of the organizing committee, Fr. Varghese Paul, Life Member of GIEWEC and Dr. Jacob Eapen Kunnath, HoD in-charge of the Department of English, CMS College, participated in the press conference. Detailed information of the festival was published in the leading Malayalam Newspapers on 5th December.
In the inaugural session at 10 am on 5th December, Prof. T. V. Reddy, President of the GIEWEC was the Chairperson. Dr. Joji John Panicker, Assistant Professor of English, CMS College welcomed the guests and audience. Dr. Jacob Eapen Kunnath delivered a short vehement speech on Eco Literature. Dr. Roy Sam Daniel, Principal of CMS College inaugurated the literary festival by lighting the lamp. He talked on the importance of preserving clean environment.  Prof. T. V. Reddy lectured on the hazardous effects we have been experiencing of the destruction of nature and environment. Dr. K. V. Dominic expressed deep gratitude to Dr. Joji John Panicker for organizing the festival. He also thanked the Faculty and students of the Department of English as well as the college management for collaborating with the GIEWEC for the festival. He made a special grateful mention of the great selfless services Shri. Sudarshan Kcherry, Founder Member of GIEWEC as well as Publisher of Authorspress, New Delhi has been rendering to the GIEWEC members by publishing more than a hundred of their books. Shri. Sudarshan Kcherry in his very brief address spoke of the necessity of flowing with the system. Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi, Vice President of GIEWEC spoke on the great attempts done in the field of Eco Literature in the country, particularly in the North Eastern States.
In the book launching ceremony that followed twenty eight new books and journals of the participants were launched. The authors include Dr. K. V. Dominic (Thodupuzha) – 6, Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi (Kolkata) – 4, Dr. T. V. Reddy (Tirupati) – 2, Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (Kolkata) – 2, Dr. Shruti Das (Berhampur) – 2, Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ (Ahmedabad) – 2, Profs. P. Gopichand & P. Nagasuseela (Guntur) – 2, Ms. K. Pankajam (Chennai) – 2,  Dr. Janatha Ratheesh (Nagercoil) – 2, Dr. Ketaki Datta (Kolkata) -1, PCK Prem (Himachal Pradesh) – 1, Ms. Annie George (Kottayam) – 1, Dr. Santosh Alex (Kochi) – 1.

Dr. S. Kumaran, Treasurer of GIEWEC delivered the vote of thanks at the end of the session.

In the paper presentation session that followed Dr. Shruti Das, HoD and Associate Professor of English, Berhampur University chaired. After the lunch there was a poetry reading session chaired by Prof. T. V. Reddy. Twenty poets read their poems on the theme “Nature and Environment.” The second session of the paper presentation was chaired by Dr. Ketaki Datta, Associate Professor of English, Bidhannagar Govt. College, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.

GIEWEC’s Executive Committee and General Body Meeting were conducted at 5.30 pm.

On 6th December, Sunday, the second day of the festival there were two paper presentation sessions and one poetry reading session. The paper presentation sessions were chaired by Prof. Sibasis Jana, Assistant Professor in English, Panskura Banamali College, Panskura, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, and Dr. S. Kumaran, Assistant Professor, PG & Research Dept. of English, Thiruvalluvar Govt. Arts College, Rasipuram, Tamil Nadu. The poetry reading session was chaired by Profs. P. Gopichand and P. Nagasuseela, Associate Professors of English, JKC College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
In the valedictory session at 3.30 pm Dr. Ketaki Datta welcomed the chief guests and audience. On the Dias were Dr. Roy Sam Daniel, Principal, Dr. T. V. Reddy, Dr. K. V. Dominic and Dr. Joji John Panicker. After brief addresses by the dignitaries participation certificates were distributed. The festival ended with Dr. Joji John Panicker’s vote of thanks followed by the National Anthem.
Overall, the festival was a grand success. The credit goes to the Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr. Joji John Panicker who took the initiative several months before and got GIEWEC’s proposal sanctioned by the college management. He worked really hard for several days and nights and could very well coordinate his colleagues and PG and UG students for the great outcome. GIEWEC’s bouquet of gratitude to him!

Monday, 29 June 2015




Multicultural Literature in the Age of Globalization

--Saroj Bala
The Marginalized Existence of Dalit Women in  Sharankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste: Akkarmashi

--Imrul Kayes Alam Sarkar
Crossing Borders and Boundaries: A Reading Of Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace
--K. Guejalatchoumy and Marie Josephine Aruna

Infirmities of Women in the Sattras of Assam with reference to Mamoni Raisom Goswami’s The Moth-Eaten Howdah of the Tusker
--Debarati Das
Femininity against Masculinity in Kamala Das’s Poetry
--Barinder Kumar Sharma
Diasporic Thought as Projected in Indian English Fiction with Special Reference to Anita Nair’s Works: A Brief Analysis
--S. Chelliah
Recast(e)ing Translation: Issues in Translation of Dalit Literature
--Hemang Desai
Affirmative Action and Post-Feminist Persuasion in NH10
--Lata Mishra
Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe: An Epitome of Sibling Compassion and Squabbles
--Ashutosh Dubey & Neha Motwani
Dispossessing Reality: Manjula Padmnabhan’s Harvest
--Rukhaya M. K.
Debate on Canon-Formation and Harold Bloom’s Defence of the Canon
--Siddhartha Singh
Cyberpunk and the Postmodern Man: A Technical Trauma
--Syed Wahaj Mohsin & ShaistaTaskeen
Job Identity Crisis of Male Characters in Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence, Moving On and In the Country of Deceit
--A. Padmavathy
Powerful Emotions through Harmonized Images: A Study of How Objective Correlativity Scintillates Ted Hughes’ Poetry
--Nisha K. Thomas
Destructive Image of Time and Space in Samuel Beckett’s Play Endgame
Asif Ali Malik

Syed Ameeruddin’s Rainbow Rhapsodies: a String of Alluring Love Poems
--K. V. Dominic
Rob Harle’s (ed.) Voices Across Generation: Poetry Past & Present.
--Anisha Ghosh
Maudlin Musings by Manas Bakshi
--Patricia Prime
Scavenger’s Season by Christopher (Kit) Kelen
--Rob Harle
Rethinking Post-colonialism: An Interview with Bill Ashcroft
--Jaydeep Sarangi & Patrycja Austin

Inarticulate Purgation
--Ramesh K. Srivastava
--Manas Bakshi
Selvan’s House
--K. V. Dominic
Fated or Self-willed?                      
Manas Bakshi
Something Unbearable                                 
Manas Bakshi
Let`s Live Life
Ram Sharma
Ram Sharma
I am Coming to Awaken You
Ram Sharma

Wherever You Are
Shabistan J
When I Pass through a Kid’s School
Sangeeta Mahesh
Good Samaritan
Talluri Mathew Bhaskar

The Debris

Anisha Ghosh
Our Esteemed Contributors

Saturday, 21 March 2015


CONTENTS OF Writers Editors Critics (WEC) 5.1 MARCH 2015
A Tribute to Prof. Hazara Singh: A Daughter’s Memoir of Her Father
--Param Saini
Translation Studies: An Interdiscipline in Twenty First Century
--Hemang Desai
Linguistic and Stylistic patterns in Wordsworth’s Lines Written in Early Spring
--Yousef Bakhshizadeh Gashti
‘Authenticity’ A Sartrean Study of Albert Camus’s The Plague
--Y. Mercy Famila
Rootlessness and Existential Challenges in Amitav Ghosh’s The shadow Lines
 --K. Mangayarkarasi
Exorcizing the Voiceless to Voice: K. J. Baby’s Nadugadhika as an Apt Dramatization of the Marginalized Tribal Community
--Kavitha Gopalakrishnan
Doris Lessing: As Revealed in her Autobiography
--Laxmi R. Chauhan
The Birthday Party and the semiotics of ‘Pinteresque’
--Mini V. S.
Dalit Responses to Caste, Discrimination and Untouchability: A Study of Narendra Jadhav’s Outcaste
--Suresh Kumar
Social Criticism in T. V. Reddy’s Quest for Peace
--R. Venkata Ramana
Lacanian Paternal Functions in Shashi Deshpande’s A Matter of Time
--S. B. Biradar & Tripti Karekatti
Cosmopolitanism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Shadow Lines
--Anisha Ghosh (Paul)
Return of an Imagist in Contemporary Context
--P C K Prem
Review of Delicate Desires by Shubha Mukherjee: A Mother’s Journey through Love, Loss and Acceptance
G. A. Ghanshyam
Professional, Spiritual & Inspirational Writings of Hedwig Lewis
--Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ
Sarojini Sahoo’s Feminine Reflections by K. V. Dominic
--S. Barathi
Ocean of Thoughts: Poems about Social Issues and Human Values by Sangeeta Mahesh
--Patricia Prime
Read, Write and Teach: Essays on Learning to Live Together by Ramesh K. Srivastava
--Smita Das
Beyond the Mists by O. P. Arora
--Sugandha Agarwal
Interview with Jayanti M. Dalal
--Jaydeep Sarangi
--Bhaskar Roy Barman
--Chandramoni Narayanaswamy
--Jayanti M. Dalal
Truant Creatures
--Ramesh K. Srivastava
Our Dear Bhai
--K. V. Dominic
   --Hazara Singh
Parting: A Regret?
--Pronab Kumar Majumder
Surpassing the Abrasive Blues
--Manas Bakshi
All the Things Have a Price
--Nalini Sharma
From the Ashes I will Rise
 --Nalini Sharma
News Fasting
 --Nalini Sharma
A New Dawn
--O. P. Arora
Time’s Mark
--O. P. Arora
The Sales Girl
--K. Pankajam
--K. Pankajam
A Misty Dawn
--Valsa George
A Mysterious Voice
--Valsa George
An Inspired Poet
--Valsa George
The Flute
--Bhaskar Roy Barman
Farmer of the Mound
--Dhruv Shankar
God’s Grandeur
--Talluri Mathew Bhaskar
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

K. V. Dominic's Multicultural Symphony (A Collection of Poems)

Multicultural Harmony
Siachen Tragedy
Global Warming’s Real Culprits
Cohabitance on the Planet
Multicultural Kerala
On Conservation
Charles Darwin, Patron Saint of Animals
Elephant Mania
India, Number One!
Child Labour
Caste Lunatics
Bulbul’s Nest
Beena’s Shattered Dreams
Mullaperiyar Dam
I Wish I could Fly Back
Pearl’s Harbour
Dignity of Labour
Drowned Dreams
Hungry Mouths
Ananthu and the Wretched Kite
A Spider in My Bathroom
Fruit of Labour
Sail of Life
Valueless Education
Musings on My Shoes
Multilingual Black Drongo
Mukesh’s Destiny
Lottery Ticket Sellers
Mahi’s Fourth Birthday
Who am I?
Bathroom Monologues
Martyrs at the Borders
Mother’s Love
Tears of a World Champion
Thodupuzha Municipal Park
Why is Fate So Cruel to the Poor?
Women’s Cricket World Cup 2013
ACTS--Saviors on the Roads
Beach Beauticians
A Tribute to Sakuntala Devi
Celebration of Girl-Child’s Birth
Where shall I Flee from This Fretful Land?
Homage to Swami Vivekananda
Agitation through Farming
An Ideal Festival
Protest against Sand Mafia

K. V. Dominic's New Edited Book--Multicultural Literature of India: A Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Regional Literatures

Contemporary Hindi Literature from Himachal--An Overview (A Secular and Universal Approach to Life)
--P C K Prem
Regionalism and Cultural Specificity: A Study of Mahasweta Devi’s Short Stories
--Trayee Sinha
Mahasweta Devi’s Mother of 1084: A Saga of the Naxalite Movement
 --Aju Mukhopadhyay
Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay: A Writer of the Masses
--Bhaskar Roy Barman
From ‘Nothing’ to ‘Something’: Bengali Dalit Literature Today
--Jaydeep Sarangi
Interview with Swati Guha
--Jaydeep Sarangi
Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyaya: Life and Literature Weaved into One
--Aju Mukhopadhyay
Unveiling the Soulful Songs of A. Ayyappan
--Latha Nair R.
M. T. Vasudevan Nair’s Mist: A Narrative through the Long Winter Seasons of Loneliness
--Jubimol K. G.
Exorcizing the Voiceless to Voice: K. J. Baby’s Nadugadhika as an Apt Dramatization of the Marginalized Tribal Community

--Kavitha Gopalakrishnan
Sagas of Insensitivity: A Reading of Vaikom Muhammed Basheer’s “Birthday” and Munshi Premchand’s “The Shroud”
Vani. K
(St)Uttering Caste in Another Tongue: A Critique of volte-face in Sundaram’s Poetic and Political Ideologies
--Hemang Desai
‘Transnational Connections’: The Nature of Indian Nationhood in the Novels of Jayanti M. Dalal
--Jayashree Palit
The Making of a Terrorist: Regional Crisis and International Exigencies in Jayanti M. Dalal’s Bleeding Heights of Kargil
--Rajshree Parthivv Trivedi
Experience of Discrimination and Dalit Identity as Reflected in the Dalit Autobiography of Omprakash Valmiki’s Joothan
--Grishma Manikrao Khobragade
The Realm of Women’s World in the Stories of Sarojini Sahoo
--Prameela K. P.
Dalit Feminist Perspective of Bama's Karukku and Sangati
--J. Jaya Parveen & V. Rajesh
Democratic Multiculturalism in David Davidar’s The House of Blue Mangoes
--Y. Vidya
Deliberation and Discernment: A Study of Mridula Garg’s Anitya: Halfway to Nowhere
--V. V. B. Rama Rao
Beyond and Above Culture and Cultures
--V. V. B. Rama Rao
Feminism to Humanism:  Reflections of Contemporary Hindi Verse
--Prameela K. P.
Our Esteemed Contributors

K. V. Dominic's New Edited Book--World English Fiction: Bridging Oneness


A Quest for ‘the Otherness’ at the Crossroads of African Culture:  A Study of Achebe’ Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God
--Monir A Choudhury
The Helpless Male: Breaking with the Traditional Male/Female Roles in C. J. Cherryh’s Pride of Chanur and Foreigner 
--Krunslav Mikulan
Patriarchy and Racial Vulnerability: Love and Hate in Toni Morrison’s Love
--Mahboobeh Khaleghi
“Without Contraries Is No Progression”: Pictures from Italy (1846) by Charles Dickens
--Elisabetta Marino
Dialectical Exhumation of the Past in Keki Daruwalla’s For Pepper and Christ
--Asha Viswas
R. K. Narayan’s The Dark Room: A Twist to Conventional Notions of Feminism
--Ketaki Datta
The Place of Women in an Ecological Dystopia: A Revisit to Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
--Jubimol K. G.
Contemporary Resonance in the Select Novels of Amitav Ghosh and Rohinton Mistry
--Chikkala Swathi
Between Two Worlds: Reading Diaspora in Kavita Daswani’s The Village Bride of Beverly Hills
--Charulatha Ravi
The Vision of Freedom in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and Rabindranath Tagore’s Farewell My Friend
--Y. Vidya
Concerns within the Multicultural Mosaic: Henry Hwang’s F.O.B. as a Representative Chinese American Play
--Kavitha Gopalakrishnan
Love and Music: The Universal Emotion and Expression in Vikram Seth’s An Equal Music
--T. Ganga Parameswari
The Footsteps are Lost but Experiences Remain: A Critical Exposition of Silviu Craciunas’s The Lost Footsteps
--Aju Mukhopadhyay

Alienation and Mother Fixation in Stephen Gill’s Coexistence

 --Rupal Amyn Farista

Indian Omnipresence in Global Literature: Textualising the Diasporic Metaphors in K. S. Maniam’s The Return and Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake

--Soumya Jose and Sony Jalarajan Raj

Silence and Words as Means of Resistance: A Reading of Resistance to Subalternity in Leopoldo Lugones’ “Yzur” Using Western and Indian Aesthetic Theories
--Vani. K
Discourse in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Sister of My Heart
--V. Rajesh & J. Jaya Parveen
Journey from Self-alienation to Self-identification as Reflected in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terrors
--Grishma Manikrao Khobragade
Exploring the Feminine Psyche--A comparative study of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God and Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows
--S. Ambika
Gora: Tagore’s Formulation of the Spiritual Domain of Indian Nationalism
--Banibrata Goswami
Post Independence Political Scene as Presented in the Nigerian/African Novel
--Kiran Thakur
Emotional Crisis in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House
--K. Rajaraman
Githa Hariharan’s The Thousand Faces of Night: Resistance to Patriarchy
--Sandhya Singh
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