Volume Four

Special Volume on Transnational and Transcultural Spaces

Guest Editor

Dr Jati Sankar Mondal, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University <skbu.ac.in>


Contents of Volume IV Number i (January 2019)

Transcultural Literature, Nationalism and its Adequacy in World Literatures: Pedagogical Requirements


Keshav Nath <keshav.yuthya@gmail.com>Manipal University
North Indian Classical Music and the West: The Journey from the Realm of Multicultural to Transcultural


Soumya Goswamy <nupurgoswamy@gmail.com>Chandernagore College 
Interrogating the Representation of ‘Transculturality’ in Gurinder Chadha’s It’s a Wonderful Afterlife


Jayati Ganguly <jganguly18rsl@gmail.com>Bidhan Chandra College 
The Precarious Balance: Cultural Dilemma of Acculturation in Rohinton Mistry’s Tales from Firozsha Baag


Rituparna Das <iritu1993@gmail.com>Jadavpur University 
Diversity in Hybridity: A Quest for (Re)Locating the Self in Kaushik Barua’s Windhorse


Priyanka Chakraborty <c.priyanka113@gmail.com>Banaras Hindu University 
The Archive as a Transcultural Contact Zone in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome


Rahul Basu <rhlbasu86@gmail.com>The University of Burdwan 
Women in Transcultural Space: A Study of Meena Alexander’s Fault Lines and Sara Suleri’s Meatless DaysDOI

Shrabanti Kundu <shrabantikundu.27@gmail.com>Central University of Gujarat 
Transnational Organized Crime, Islamophobia and Globalization in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Contentions and Contestations


Abhisek Ghosal <abhisekghosal419@gmail.com>The University of Burdwan 
The Manifestation of Cultural Identity and Transculturation in D.H. Lawrence’s Mornings in Mexico


Soumitra Mukherjee <smukherjee453@gmail.com>Seacom Skills University 
Book Review
Transnational Women in India
A Review of Indian Videshinis: European Women in India
Dr Ian H. Magedera
Review by
Swati Dasgupta <32swati@gmail.com>University of Delhi


Contents of Volume IV Number ii (July 2019)



Distinguished Guest Article


Transnationalism and Diaspora: ‘Awkward Dance Partners’?

DOIHimadri Lahiri

Professor of English, Netaji Subhas Open University





The Fall of an Empire, the Birth of a Nation’s Friend: The Turkish Reception of Pierre Loti

DOICan Bahadır Yüce

Butler University




The Political Reverberations of Gulf: Reading the Insistence of Arab Spring on Gulf Nationalism

DOIJithin Joseph

Central University of Tamil Nadu




Transnationalism in Diasporic Context: African Woman in Gwendolen by Buchi Emecheta

DOIDr Sujarani Mathew

K E College, Mannanam




Transculturalism and Culinary Fiesta in Adeola Osunkojo’s The Life of a Nigerian Couple

DOIStephen Ogheneruro Okpadah & Damilare Ogunmekan

University of Ilorin




Tiddaism: Negotiating Aboriginality and the Experiences of the Australian Aboriginal Woman in a Cross-Cultural Context

DOIPayel Paul

Kulti College




Negotiating ‘Space’ and ‘Belonging’:  Reconstructing Transnational Discourse of the Refugees through Graphic Narrative in Over Under Sideways Down by Karrie Fransman

DOIModhura Bandyopadhyay

Jamini Mazumder Memorial College




Travel and Travel Writing in a Globalized World: A Reading of Pico Iyer’s The Global Soul

DOISubarna Bhattacharya

Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce



Testing the Boundaries of Provincialism: IPL’s Transnational Spectacles and Pure Play


Puspa Damai

Marshall University



Food, Memory and Everyday Transnationalism in Chitrita Banerji’s Culinary Memoirs


Sucharita Sarkar

D.T.S.S College of Commerce




Majma‘-ul-Baḥrain: Transcending Cultural Boundaries in the Quest for “Truth of Truths”


Gargi Bhattacharya





“Tipu Sultan: the most famous Indian in Paris before Gandhi and Tagore…”: A Transnational Critique of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ in Twenty-First Century World Heritage Site Discourse using French Drama on Tipu and the Fortress of Srirangapatna from 1788 to 1949


Ian H. Magedera

University of Liverpool




“Cosmopolitan Sensibility… the Best Way to Describe Me”: An Interview with Kunal Basu


Interview by

Sanchari Mitra & Jati Sankar Mondal

Sidho Kanho Birsha University 

<sancharimitra15@gmail.com> & <jatism@gmail.com>

Book Review

A Review of The Strength to Say No: One Girl’s Fight against Forced Marriage

Mouhssine Ennaimi with Rekha Kalindi; New Delhi: Vikings by Penguin Books India; 2015; ISBN: 978-0-670-08854-6


Review by

Divya. P

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit