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

There is no better time (than now) to begin reading classics in literature – read these books now!

I have always felt modern literature (anytime) should draw its inspiration from the legendary publications that became timeless. We still remember works by Thomas Hardy, Austen, Eliot, Thackeray and who can forget Shakespeare! They were the greats who produced amazing works of literature. However, in modern literature, we seldom get to witness a book that… Continue reading

Mythology genre is here to stay – Seema Seth, the author of Yashoda and Krishna, vouches for themes that readers love

Mythological fiction or novels based on an amalgam of history and mythology have been in the buzz for a few years now. With the rise of novelists like Amish Tripathi, many people have taken up this genre and made themselves famous. With different styles, different approaches to mythology and different interpretations of myth, every author… Continue reading

When simple stories give you big inspiration – Dr Prathima pens Insignificant Me

Many readers have written favourable reviews for the book Insignificant Me by Dr Prathima on various platforms including Amazon and Goodreads. Favourable reviews don’t mean that the book is the best in the segment. However, it does mean that readers have liked the book for many reasons and they have done so in good numbers…. Continue reading

Meet Ramachandran Rajasekharan – a poet who observes the world around him & composes poetry that reflects all of us

The title of this article might not seem extraordinary. Any poet does the same. Isn’t it? Observing the world around oneself and then writing about it is the job of a poet. However, there are certain things that make our poet of interest, Ramachandran Rajasekharan, a different kind of poet. Many readers will notice such… Continue reading

Want to know Indian history? Confused about Indology and Indic studies? Read these authors

Indic history, Indology, the history of the native (by the native) and the other side of Indian history are coming to the fore. These subjects are not coming to the front suddenly. The rise of Indic history is a constant phenomenon, suppressed by various forces in different times. However, with the regime change in India… Continue reading

Understanding the close-reading and contextual methods of interpretation of a literary text

Literature has many facets. We know only some of them. However, many of these facets of literature are behind the curtains of context. Context is an essential aspect of literature. Many times we ignore the context in literature for apparent reasons. We are essentially the followers of the traditional school of criticism that believes in… Continue reading