Who may forget 1984, the novel by celebrated author George Orwell? The novel became a sensation very soon after its publication. However, the popularity of this novel keeps increasing with every passing year. The fear that the world might be inching towards an authoritarian regime is always there. And as long as this fear remains,… Continue reading
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A heap of broken images – an investigation into the world of The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
The Waste Land has made for itself a special room in the world of literature. Across languages, beyond the physical and geographical boundaries, and in schools and educational institutions around the world, T. S. Eliot has a special place because of The Waste Land – the most widely studied English poem of the 20th century… Continue reading
What can a poem do? A walk with verse
While there are many eulogies written for the power of poems, have we ever thought about how poems can do so many magical things? The time is now! In this article, I will explore the world of poetry that’s not only powerful but also full of rhythm and divinity, sorrows and sufferings, vigour and winning,… Continue reading
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
Indian English Poetry and its never-ending dilemma – an opinion
Indian English literature, especially poetry, is older than we often think it might have been. For many, it started with Derozio. For a few, it might have been started with Tagore getting the Nobel Prize and for many others, it is still not started and the process is continuous forever. However, when we look back,… Continue reading
Before you publish your book, be open for ideas – opinion
Many authors love to see their works getting published. Is there a debate on this? No! However, do you know any author who would like to work on the manuscript first and then look for ideal publishing options? You may or, in most of the cases, you might. Nevertheless, the number of such authors who… Continue reading
Social Media and Poetry – is it a good marriage?
We cannot stay separated from social media for many hours, leave many days aside. Social media has included itself in our daily list of tasks. We have become accustomed to checking our FB feeds, Instagram feeds and Twitter timelines almost hourly or at least 5-6 times a day in case you are a busy person…. 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