The Unwelcome Stranger

Aditi Bandyopadhyay One sudden day came the uninvited stranger The World shook with fear Blood chilled, Breath stopped Hearing its silent roar, hearts throbbed Silently walking, Walking silently Only death it instills bitterly.    Born in the deadly dark caves of Wuhan, Nurtured amongst squeaking bats in calm, It binds one and all in its […]


Dr Sushil Kumar THE Past amplified memories in totality, But the present minimizes the bad ones. Memories like witnesses don’t tell the present’s truth. Thanks to those, who transformed the moment into a slide of stock, Which is still in a position to rewind the reel.   Sometimes words were of the agony, Sometimes loaded […]

Human, at Home?

Debashish Chattopadhyay Ignorance is human’s ‘Greymalkin’ Always on beck and call to Ego. Satisfaction! Anything can be achieved by Mirandola’s ‘Man’ Development, deforestation, denigration. Perfection? Engineering the passion of neuroplastic behaviour To dress up with ‘Emotional Intelligence’, Goleman’s! Foucault’s ‘power-knowledge’ revolves like ‘Foucault’s pendulum’ To torque the hunger to conquer. At home feelings! Pandemic spreads […]

A Tough Carapace: Configuring Blake’s Mysticism through his Visionary Paintings and Engravings

Dr. Subhadeep Paul Abstract This paper attempts a holistic examination of certain revisionary opinions on William Blake’s non-poetical output (his paintings in particular and some of his engravings). It analyses how they have been perceived as a conduit for his projection of an individuated conceptualisation of mysticism, which runs through the lifeblood of his popular […]

Debayan Deb Barman and Susanta Kumar Bardhan. Edited. Post Independence Indian Theatres: Critical Perspectives. Jaipur: Yking Books. Pp. i-xi + 272. 2020. ISBN: 978-93-87945-85-2. ₹1825/-

Abhisek Das, Assistant Professor in English, Govt. General Degree College, Narayangarh In the “Introduction: Reacting (to) Empire” of Post Colonial Drama: Theory, practice, politics, Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins have expressed their inability to contain the vast and rich tradition of Indian drama in details as only a part of their book and further added […]

Power Struggle and Identity Reconstruction in Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog

Emmerencia Beh Sih Abstract Experimental Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks, is an African-American who has added to the reconstruction of African-American identity through power struggle. In her play Topdog/Underdog, the rebuilding of identity for African-Americans is pursued, raised and enacted through power relations. Western discourses of power and identity have confirmed its insufficiency in the […]

Resisting the Savarna Food Aesthetic: A Study of Sharankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste and Manohar Mouli Biswas’ Surviving in My World: Growing Up Dalit in Bengal

Bishakha Sarkar Abstract Caste is a crucial factor in Indian socio-political scenario as the politics of social stratification and exclusion is operated on the basis of it. A number of cultural aesthetics emerge that help perpetuating the caste hierarchy and policies of social exclusion. Food aesthetic has emerged as such a factor that is employed […]

Mala Sharma. The Twilight Shades: A Study of Dear Life by Alice Munro. New Delhi: Atlantic Publications. (2020). ISBN: 978-81-269-3158-3. ₹595/-

Reviewed by Susanta Kumar Bardhan, Associate Professor of English, Suri Vidyasagar College, West Bengal So when I write a story I want to make a certain kind of structure, and I know the feeling I want to get from being inside that structure. This is the hard part of the explanation, where I have to […]