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 <[email protected]>Manipal University
North Indian Classical Music and the West: The Journey from the Realm of Multicultural to Transcultural


Soumya Goswamy <[email protected]>Chandernagore College 
Interrogating the Representation of ‘Transculturality’ in Gurinder Chadha’s It’s a Wonderful Afterlife


Jayati Ganguly <[email protected]>Bidhan Chandra College 
The Precarious Balance: Cultural Dilemma of Acculturation in Rohinton Mistry’s Tales from Firozsha Baag


Rituparna Das <[email protected]>Jadavpur University 
Diversity in Hybridity: A Quest for (Re)Locating the Self in Kaushik Barua’s Windhorse


Priyanka Chakraborty <[email protected]>Banaras Hindu University 
The Archive as a Transcultural Contact Zone in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome


Rahul Basu <[email protected]>The University of Burdwan 
Women in Transcultural Space: A Study of Meena Alexander’s Fault Lines and Sara Suleri’s Meatless DaysDOI

Shrabanti Kundu <[email protected]>Central University of Gujarat 
Transnational Organized Crime, Islamophobia and Globalization in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist: Contentions and Contestations


Abhisek Ghosal <[email protected]>The University of Burdwan 
The Manifestation of Cultural Identity and Transculturation in D.H. Lawrence’s Mornings in Mexico


Soumitra Mukherjee <[email protected]>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 <[email protected]>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

<[email protected]>




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

DOICan Bahadır Yüce

Butler University

<[email protected]>



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

DOIJithin Joseph

Central University of Tamil Nadu

<[email protected]>



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

DOIDr Sujarani Mathew

K E College, Mannanam

<[email protected]>



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

DOIStephen Ogheneruro Okpadah & Damilare Ogunmekan

University of Ilorin

<[email protected]>



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

DOIPayel Paul

Kulti College

<[email protected]>



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

<[email protected]>



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

<[email protected]>


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


Puspa Damai

Marshall University

<[email protected]>


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


Sucharita Sarkar

D.T.S.S College of Commerce

<[email protected]>



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


Gargi Bhattacharya


<[email protected]>



“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

<[email protected]>



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


Interview by

Sanchari Mitra & Jati Sankar Mondal

Sidho Kanho Birsha University 

<[email protected]> & <[email protected]>

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

<[email protected]>