3.2.17

EVERYMAN -- A Morality Drama of Middle English Literature

with Prose Translation, Notes, Comments  and Critical Essays


by : S.P. Sen Gupta




ISBN 978-81-7977-314-7

Price : Rs. 50.00

pp. : 109 + xi


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List of Contents:

Translation of Everyman
The Story of Everyman
The Growth of Drama : Miracle and Mystery
The Rise of Morality Plays
Everyman as a Morality Play
A Critical Appreciation of Everyman
Everyman as a Parable
Everyman as an Allegory
The Structure of Everyman
The Character of Everyman
Everyman as a Tragedy
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Select Passages from Everyman with Explanatory Notes and Comments
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23.1.17

Chaman Nahal's AZADI

A Tragic Saga of Partition and Fractured Freedom


by: R.K. Jha




ISBN 978-81-7977-590-5

Price : Rs. 98.00 (for students)
        : Rs. 175.00 (for Institutes and Libraries)

pp. : 146 + vi


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List of Contents:

Chaman Nahal  :  Life and Works

The Genesis of Partition:
The Creation of Two Nations

Azadi  : The Partition Novel

Summary of the Novel : I to XII

The Art of Characterisation

The Major Characters and the Minor Characters

Style and Technique of the Novel Azadi

A Handbook of Communication Skills and Functional English

IIIrd Edition


by: B.K. Das





ISBN 978-81-7977-588-2

Price : Rs. 75.00

pp. : 138 + vi

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A Handbook of Communication Skills and Functional English deals with various aspects of human communication (both oral and written) and Body Language (Non-verbal Communication). Group Discussion, Debates, Negotiations and Audio-Visual Aids enhance the merit of the book, Different skills like Reading Skills and Writing Skills have been analysed for the benefit of second language learners. Copyediting, Indexing, Hypertext, Project Writing, Testing and above all, Internet Communication are important features of the book.
This is an invaluable book on Communication Skills and Functional English.

Dr. Bijay Kumar Das, PhD. D.Litt is an eminent critic and author of numerous books on Literary Criticism, Translation Studies, Postcolonial Literature, English Literature, Indian English Literature including individual books on Nissim Ezekiel, Jayanta Mahapatra, A.K. Ramanujan, Shiv k. Kumar, Mahesh Dattani and R. Parthasarathy. He has edited New Readings in Indian English Literature (Prakash Book Depot, 2011). Recently in June 2016 he has edited a Seminal book, Revisiting W.B. Yeats’s World and Art. He has successfully guided 25 PhD scholars at Utkal University. Bhubaneswar and Burdwan University, Burdwan (W.B.). He was the Chief Editor of The Indian Journal of English Studies for three years (2007-2009). He is the Editor of the well acclaimed Research Journal, The Critical Endeavour since 1995.
Previously a Reader in English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Dr. Das is now a Professor of English at Burdwan University, Burdwan.

List of Contents:

1. Language and Communication
2. Body Language or Non-Verbal Communication
3. Oral Communication
4. Dyadic Communication
5. Meetings
6. Seminars and Conferences
7. Group Discussion
8. Debates
9. Negotiations
10. Audio-Visual Aids
11. Written Communication
Letter Writing, Business Letters
12. Reporting
News Reporting, Business Reports, Reports of Communication in Government
13. Writing with a purpose
Paragraph Writing, Essay Writing, Writing a Short Story, Precis Writing
14. Reading with a purpose
Skimming, Scanning, How to use a Dictionary, Note Making
15. Advertising and Job Description
16. Copy Editing
17. Hypertext
18. Indexing
19. Project Writing
20. Booking and Making Deposits
Reservation/Cancellation, Depositing Cheques/Cash/Bank Drafts
21. Testing and Types of Tests
Proficiency Tests, Achievement Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Placement  Tests, Objective versus Subjective Tests, Discrete point versus Integrative Testing, Norm-referenced versus Criterion referencedTesting, Communicative Language Testing
22. Communicative Language Testing
23. Socio-Cultural Communication
24. Internet Communication 

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Index

6.12.16

A Study in Stephen Gill's Novel The Coexistence

Edited by:
Professor Shobha Diwakar
Professor Olimpia Iacob





pp. : 182 + x

ISBN 978-81-7977-585-1

Price : Rs. 350.00

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Contents:


Stephen Gill:
Introduction: Live and Let Live for Peace

SAVIO, Dominic and KALA, S.J.
The Coexistence by Stephen Gill is a novel of ideas

BRATTON, Daniel:
Stephen Gill’s The Coexistence (novel):  A rejection of postmodernism and posthumanism

IACOB, Olimpia:
Style, structure and meaning in Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Stephen Gill’s The Coexistence: Beyond Boundaries

GARG, Rita:
Diaspora in Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence

ALEXANDRU, Zotta:
The Coexistence is the conscience of today

GLAZER, Vendelin Fransic:
Tolerance in the novel The Coexistence

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Rich diversity in Gill’s novel The Coexistence

HORSIA, Marius:
Gill’s The Coexistence and India and Romania

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence on the doctrine of live and let live

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Pariament of nations in the Coexistence

IANCU, Laura-Maria:
Remarks on stephen gill’s novel The Coexistence,

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Conflict and cooperation in Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence

NEGREANU, Angela:
India and Canada in Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence

DIWAKAR, Shobha:
Agents of Lucifer in The Coexistence

DHAMYAL, Anwar and RIZWAN, Muhammad
The coexistence substantiates religious humanism

ROY, Vijay Kumar:
Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence venerates brotherhood to produce prosperities

FARISTA, Rupal Amyn:
Alienation and mother fixation in Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence

MISHRA, Binod:
The Coexistence (novel) is the psalm of Stephen Gill’s soul







3.12.16

Samuel Beckett: ENDGAME

A STUDY


by
NIDHI AGRAWAL



ISBN 978-81-7977-584-4

pp. : 100 + iv

Price : Rs. 65.00

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Endgame is an absurd play that depicts a family who seems to be the last survivors on the earth. They are caged in a house with limited food and each member has special physical deterioration. Outside their home everything is zero or corpsed. They don’t want any hope or source of new life in their present situation. At few points they yearn to run away from the situation but they are adamant in their minds  that they cannot escape from the reality of their lives. The play seems to have circularity of thoughts, actions, incidents and even dialogues. At no point the audience/reader will feel that the play is progressing towards its end. Beckett has successfully presented the image of declining world through this play.
        The present book discusses all the major topics and techniques that Beckett has applied to make his absurd play a successful stage piece. Beckett wants his audience to search the answers of several questions that he had left unanswered during the course of the play. Through this book, different options for those questions are given that will definitely comfort the puzzled mind of Beckett’s audience/reader. This book will inform how his plays are different from traditional plays and why they are categorized under absurd play. It will provide concrete definition and tradition of absurd drama.It will make easy to understand Endgame in its complete entity.


Contents

 Biography of Samuel Beckett

 The Theatre of the Absurd: Definition and Tradition

 Samuel Beckett as a Dramatist

 Characterization
        Hamm
        Clov
        Nagg
        Nell
        Relationship of Hamm and Clov
        Marital life of Nagg and Nell

 Major Discussions
        Declining Imagery of the World
        Fear of Regeneration
        Cyclic Plot
        Paralinguistic and Non-linguistic Devices
        Significance of Monologues and Soliloquies
        Effective Narration in Dramatic Performance
        Endgame and the Game of Chess
        Resemblance of Some Incidents and Dialogues
to Literature and Bible (Allusion)

 Structure of the play

 Summary of the Play
        A Short Summary of the Play
        A Detailed Summary of the Play

Important Word Meanings

Important Quotes from Endgame

Multiple Choice Questions

Bibliopgraphy

24.5.16

Jawaharlal Nehru : THE DISCOVERY OF INDIA

A STUDY


by : Satish Kumar





ISBN 81-7977-177-6

pp. : 166 + x

Price : Rs. 65.00 (for Individuals)
        :  Rs. 125.00 (for Libraries)




Jawaharlal Nehru, the maker of modern India and an ardent freedom fighter, was endowed with a visionary and poetic temperament, artistic and literary sensibility, and keen aesthetic and intellectual perception. One of the foremost thinkers, statesmen, orators, internationalists and pacificts, Nehru was a writer par excellence in Indian English Literature. As a writer of historical prose he stands unrivaled in the entire range of Indian English prose. The Discovery of India is not a picturesque and romanticized presentation of India's glorious past but an intellectual, dispassionate, unbiased and balanced recordation of India's long journey through the ages. An attempt has been made here in this book to present various aspects of Jawaharlal Nehru as a writer before the students of Indian English literature.

List of Contents :


Jawaharlal Nehru: His Life and Works
Jawaharlal Nehru's Contribution to Indian English Literature
Nehru's Art of Autobiography Writing
Nehru's Prose Style
Nehru as a Thinker
A General Estimate of Nehru as a Writer : His Achievements and Place in Literature
Time and Ocassion of The Discovery of India
Summary of The Discovery of India
Annotations and Explanations of Important Passages
The Discovery of India: An Appreciation
Cultural and Racial Synthesis in India
What is Hinduism?

Chronology of Important Dates
Bibliography
Important Questions and Answers

13.5.16

HORACE's ODES

by

S.P. Sen Gupta






ISBN 978-81-7977-373-4

pp. : 162 + vi

Price : Rs. 75.00 (for individuals)
         : Rs. 130.00 (for Institutes and Libraries)


One of the major poets and critics of Rome, Horace, has stood the test of time. No other lyric poet with so limited an emotional range had delighted mankind so much over so long a period. The Odes of Horace have been justifiably the school-book of Europe for centuries. With unstrained meticulousness of workmanship, Horace has given variety and depth to his poetry. He covers a wide range, and the subjects dealt with in the Odes are Love, Friendship, Nature, Politics, Patriotism, wine, the pleasures of life, mythology and one thing inexorable, i.e. Death. He had a thorough acquaintance with the different moods of the human spirit.

List of Contents :

THE LIFE OF HORACE
THE WORKS OF HORACE
THE LITERATURE IN THE GOLDEN AGE
THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL BACKGROUND OF THE AUGUSTAN AGE
WHAT IS AN ODE?
THE ODES OF HORACE
THE THEMES OF THE ODES : LOVE
THE POEMS ON FRIENDSHIP
THE ODES ON WINE
THE ROMAN ODES
THE ODES ON AUGUSTUS
THE ODES ADDRESSED TO MAECENAS
THE ODES ADDRESSED TO AGRIPPA AND POLLIO
THE ODES ON THE POET AND POETRY
THE ODES ON THE COUNTRYSIDE
THE MYTHOLOGICAL ODES
THE ODES ON THE GOLDEN MEAN
THE ODES ON DEATH
HORACE THROUGH THE AGES
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE ODES
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