Volume Five



Volume V Number I (January 2020)

Special Issue in Collaboration with

AMSICON, Alliance University



Guest Editors


Dr Anubha Singh

Acting Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Alliance University, Bangalore


Dr Arindam Das <arindam.das@alliance.edu.in>

Associate Professor, English & Business Communication, Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore



Guest Editors’ Note

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700284



Friction between Cultural Representation and Visual Representation with Reference to Padmaavat

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700286

Mita Bandyopadhyay <mitabandyopadhyay9@gmail.com>
Research Scholar, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Arindam Modak
Associate Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur



Film as a Dangerous Supplement: A Comparative Study of Tagore’s Atithi (1895) and Tapan Sinha’s Atithi (1965)

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700288

Subhadeep Pradhan <mailsubhadeep95@gmail.com>



Postcolonial Resistance of India’s Cultural Nationalism in Select Films of Rituparno Ghosh

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700290

Koushik Mondal <itsme.onlykoushik@gmail.com>

Research Scholar, Department of English, Visva Bharati



Women in Indian Television Serials: Issues of Character, Representation and Acceptance

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700294

Dr Jayati Kumar <jayatiintouch@gmail.com>

Faculty, Department of Mass Communication, The University of Burdwan



“If you look long enough, eventually you will see me”: The Power of the Elusive in Atwood’s Alias Grace 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700296

Alaa Alghamdi <alaaghamdi@yahoo.com>

Associate Professor of English Literature, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia



Women in Conflict Areas: Insights from Temsula Ao’s These Hills Called Home: Stories from a War Zone 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700298

K B Veio Pou <veiopou@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor of English, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi



Reconstructing the Body in Postwar Japanese Fiction

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700300

Atisha Rai <atisha.rai31@gmail.com>

PhD Research Scholar, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad



No Woman’s Land: Women, Nation and Dystopia in Manjula Padmanabhan’s Escape 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700302

Basundhara Chakraborty <basundhara.chakraborty@yahoo.com>

RUSA Project Fellow, Department of English, Jadavpur University



Tamils at the Crossroad of Globalisation: Representing Tamil Diaspora Lives in Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3700304

Raju Ta <rajuta2010@gmail.com>

PhD Research Scholar, Visva-Bharati University



Encountering Women Identity in the Face of Religion: A study of S. L. Bhyrappa’s Aavarana: The Veil 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712812

Puja Banerjee <banerjeeepuja@gmail.com>

M. Phil Scholar, Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan



Philomela Speaks! Indian Dalit and Australian Aboriginal Women Writers Destabilizing the ‘Center(s)’

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712833

Shaweta Nanda <shawetananda@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala



Phantom’s Burden: Reading the Politics of Colonial Discourse in Phantom Comics

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712839

Rita Sarkar <ritasarkar85@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor in English, Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya, Sainthia, Birbhum



Kath Walker in China: Interfacing Nature and the Nature-Lover 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712860

Dr Dipanwita Pal <dipanwitapal@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor of English, Galsi Mahavidyalaya



Fredric Jameson and his Theoretical Framework 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712866

Atinder Panday <atinderpanday186@gmail.com>

PhD Research Scholar in English, Punjabi University, Patiala



Chetan Bhagat’s Poetics of Management for an Optimizing India 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712872

Dr Debojoy Chanda 

Assistant Professor of English and Business Communication, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science (Kolkata)



Authentic Materials for Development of Communicative Competence

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712878

Dr Arnab Ray

Associate Professor of English, Rabin Mukherjee College



Cadavers, Transactions and Birth of Knowledge: Scanning Disposable Bodies in Padmanabhan’s Harvest and the Visible Human Project 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712884

Dr Asijit Datta

Assistant Professor of English at The Heritage College, Calcutta University



Performing Bodies and Bodies in Performance in Genet’s Un Chant d’Amour

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3714909

Chitrangada Deb 

Faculty, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, Kolkata





Dr Sapna Dogra in Conversation with Rajlakshmi Prithviraj 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3712888

Dr Sapna Dogra <sapnardm@gmail.com>

Assistant Professor of English, Government Degree College Baroh, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh




Volume V Number II (July 2020)

Volume V Number II (July 2020)



Digital Integration/Invasion in Jatra: A Critical Investigation in Bengal

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972264

Dr Arpita Ghatak <arpitaghatak23@gmail.com>
ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol
The Oral Tradition of Agomoni Songs as Intangible Heritage: Re-Reading the Marital Migration of the ‘Bengali Bridal Diaspora’

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972273

Mohona Chatterjee <gagorii@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Kolkata
‘It does not permit itself to be read’: Re-reading Calcutta through the Select 18th Century English Literary Representations 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972277

Sagnik Banerjee <sagnikbanerjee08@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor in English, Sundarban Hazi Desarat College
Sweetness and Love: Cultural Identity, Rosogolla (2018) and the 19th Century Bengal

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972281

Dr Sourav Kumar Nag <souravnaag@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor of English, Onda Thana Mahavidyalaya
Mumbai Rap – A New Sense of the Sacred 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972285

Jayanti Datta <jaandata@yahoo.co.in>
Associate Professor of English Literature, Sivanath Sastri College, Kolkata
Smart Villages and ‘Cities with Souls’: Key to Conservation of Cultural Heritage 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972289

Juthika Biswakarma <juthika.chat@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Jogamaya Devi College
The City as Medusa, Grandma and Whore in Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972291

Dr Shyaonti Talwar <shytalwar2@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor of English, RNC Arts, JDB Commerce & NSC Science College
Platter of my Heart: Negotiating and Affirming Identities through Culinary Heritages in a Diasporic Land in Jhumpa Lahiri’s Mrs Sen’s 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972296

Sudipta Gupta <sudiptaspeakshermind@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Women’s College, Calcutta
‘Becoming’ Tribal: Heritage, Identity and Ethno Politics in Chetan Raj Shrestha’s The Light of His Clan 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972298

Jemima Sakum Phipon <jemimaphipon.jp@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor of English, MUC Women’s College
The Web of Clashing Cultural Values: Turkey and the West in Orhan Pamuk’s Snow 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972305

Bharati Show <arati.abha@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor of English, Sushil Kar College
Renegotiating Binaries: Memory, Identity and Spatiality in David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972311

Divyani Sharma <divyanisharma1993@gmail.com>
MPhil Scholar, Department of English, Visva-Bharati
Theory of Space/s: Rereading Foucault’s ‘Heterotopias’ and its Various Implications 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972313

Kyamalia Bairagya <kyamalia22@gmail.com>
Assistant Professor of English, Turku Hansda Lapsa Hemram Mahavidyalay
Negotiating Cultural Identity and Heritage in John Banville’s Birchwood 

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972315

Shyamantakmani Chatterjee <shyamantak81@gmail.com>
State Aided College Teacher in English, Sarat Centenary College
Life-Writing as Working Class Affect: Archive for Integral History

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3972321

Sankha Maji <smaji.sankhamaji@gmail.com>
PhD Research Scholar, Kazi Nazrul University