WHERE SHALL WE GO THIS SUMMER BY ANITA DESAI

‘Where Shall We Go This Summer‘ is the fourth novel by Sahitya Academy Award winner Anita Desai dealing with prenatal neurosis of a sensitive middle class woman and her inability to tolerate with the male chauvinistic, loveless and unkind husband. ‘Where Shall We Go This Summer’ was published in 1975. It surrounds around Sita, a sensitive middle-aged homemaker whose mental conflict […]

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THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN INDIA BY DR AMARNATH JHA

‘The Teaching of English in India‘ is an essay on how English is taught and should be taught in India in various levels of education, its difficulties and so on.  It is an essay by Dr Amarnath Jha, once the Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University and Banaras Hindu University. Reputed for his services to teachers […]

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THE WORLD COMMUNITY BY DR S RADHAKRISHNAN

‘The World Community‘ is an essay written by Dr S Radhakrishnan. It was published in 1963 by ‘Embassy of India‘.  Dr S Radhakrishnan is an Indian philosopher, politician, teacher, writer and statesman. He was the first vice-president and the second president of independent India. He was born in Thiruttani, now part of Tamil Nadu, in September 5, […]

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TRAIN TO PAKISTAN BY KUSHWANT SINGH

Train to Pakistan is a historical fiction written by the most renowned novelist and writer of 20th century Indian English Literature, Khushwant Singh. This novel was published in 1956. It recounts some unforgettable and painful events during Partition of India in August 1947. It is pathetic how the situations described in the novel remain unchanged even after […]

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THE SOUL’S PRAYER BY SAROJINI NAIDU

The Soul’s Prayer is a poem by Sarojini Naidu, an Indian poetess. This poem is about a child’s imaginary conversation with God appealing to reveal the mysteries of life and death. Sarojini Naidu was born as Sarojini Chatterjee in Hyderabad in 1879. She was nicknamed as ‘Nightingale of India‘ by Mahatma Gandhi, a title for the […]

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OUR CASUARINA TREE BY TORU DUTT

Our Casuarina Tree is an ode by the famous Indian poet Toru Dutt. Published in 1881, the poem is autobiographical and nostalgic. The poet reminisces the majestic Casuarina Tree at her parental home in her childhood days, a heavy remembrance of her pleasurable childhood with her friends and siblings. Her deep attachment to the tree is hinted […]

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MUKTADHARA BY RABINDRANATH TAGORE

‘Muktadhara’ (The Waterfall) is a well-knit play by Rabindranath Tagore written in 1922. It is a symbolic play takes place at Uttarakut, a fictional country ruled by the King Ranajit. Uttarakut is a mountainous country with a road leading to the temple of Bhairava and opposite to this is a framework of a big devastating iron machine standing tall […]

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THE PROFESSOR BY NISSIM EZEKIEL

‘The Professor‘ is a satirical poem by Nissim Ezekiel written in Dramatic Monologue. The retired professor Seth was once the professor of Geography who meets his student and the conversation between these two is the whole poem. THE PROFESSOR BY NISSIM EZEKIEL POEM Remember me? I am Professor Sheth. Once I taught you geography. Now I am retired, […]

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NIGHT OF THE SCORPION BY NISSIM EZEKIEL

‘Night of the Scorpion‘ is one of the well-knit poems by Nissim Ezekiel. The poem recalls an unforgettable night in the poet’s life when his mother was stung by a diabolic scorpion and how the villagers came like swarms of flies to share the griefs of the family. Nissim Ezekiel is an Indian poet and playwright […]

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STILL LIFE BY A K RAMANUJAN

‘Still Life‘ is a small poem in minimalistic style written by A K Ramanujan. However simple the poem is, its impactful and deeply melancholic vocabulary make the poem phenomenal. STILL LIFE SUMMARY ‘Still Life‘ deals with the pains of solitude in poet’s life caused by a woman. When you decipher the poem, the 11 lines […]

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