Understanding Indianness in Indian English Poetry requires an understanding of India first – Alok Mishra

“When I first read about this concept in M. K. Naik’s book, I was curious to inquire further. Indianness in Indian English Poetry is my research topic now. The deeper I go into this abyss, the more I know about India.” Tells Alok Mishra, a noted Indian English poet and literary critic, about his acquaintance… Continue reading

Did you have a look at Amazon bestselling books recently? You will be shocked!

Amazon has become one of the leading global platforms for book lovers today. Many readers from across the globe trust Amazon and its ranking when it comes to choosing books to read for the weekend, for the year-long and for their specific academic or circumstantial requirements. However, did you have a recent look at Amazon… Continue reading

Why don’t I find books by Shivmangal Singh Suman and other Hindi poets on Amazon India?

I was not only astonished but rather confused when I tried to find the books by great Hindi poets like Shivmangal Singh Suman and Nirala, Jaishankar Prasad and Subhadra Kumar Chauhan, Mahadevi Varma and Maithilisharan Gupta and many others. The largest store available online doesn’t seem to have books that millions of book lovers might… Continue reading

Can editorial mishap ruin a book? Yes, even a small mistake!

With the rise of self-publishing models and authors willingly enjoying this new revolution in publishing sector, we, the critics, should be dealing with many occasions that bring to us semi-edited, poorly edited or even unedited manuscripts in spite of ‘several layers of editing’ promised by money-hungry self-publishing companies around the world – and this is… Continue reading