When Detective seeks the Ghost: Exploring the Paranormal in Saradindu Bandyopadhyay’s Baroda and Byomkesh Stories

Raj Raj Mukhopadhyay M.Phil. Scholar, Department of English, Visva-Bharati Abstract The eminent Bengali litterateur Saradindu Bandyopadhyay is famous for his two extremely popular characters, notably Baroda, the bhutanweshi or the ghost-hunter and Byomkesh Bakshi, the satyanweshi or the truth-seeker. However, the frameworks within which these two figures operate are entirely different from each other. Whereas […]

A Quest for True and Selfless Love: In the Perspective of Kamala Das’ My Grandmother’s House

Arindam Mukherjee Abstract The general critical opinion regarding the poetry of Kamala Das is that she is obsessed with love and rather than finding salvation in art, her poetry speaks of continuing disappointments in love. As a confessional poet, she writes about sexual frustration and desire, of the suffocation of an arranged love-less marriage, of […]

Teaching Grammar Creatively Initiating Communicative Activities in the Class Room

Prashant Mishra Language learning has been regarded as a creative activity and not a mechanical process involving memorization through repetition. Since learners encounter different socio-cultural situations in their lives, they cannot always use the same memorized sentences in all the communicative situations. It has been established through various researches carried out during the last century […]

Baul, Tagore and Humanism

Joydeep Mukherjee & Dr Susanta Kumar Bardhan Abstract The study attempts to deal with the age old folksong tradition called Baul in relation to its humanistic aspects and its impact on Tagore. An attempt has been made to study the source and history of Baul already existing in several books mentioned in the Bibliography for […]

The Politics of Representation: Cultural Appropriation and Ethnicity in Kalyana Rao’s Untouchable Spring

Dr Baisali Hui Abstract Dalit identity and its literary representation have long been a contentious field of discussion. The translation of Kalyana Rao’s masterpiece Untouchable Spring into English brings to focus many issues such as cultural appropriation and subversion of mainstream assumptions about Dalit life and ideology. How primitive art forms were modified and reinvested […]