A comprehensive introduction to four major Graveyard Poets, Parnell, Blair, Young and Gray, with excerpts from their famous poems, concluding with a more detailed account of Thomas Gray.
"But what are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?" What are rights without responsibilities? This article examines the tragic irony of kingship in Marlowe's Edward II
The Sea in Synge's "Riders to the Sea" is an agent of both destruction and sustenance. The article analyzes Synge's sea as a literal and figurative backdrop, connected to the action of the play.
A critical essay on the symbols and images used by Synge, drawing from both classical and Biblical archetypes, in "The Riders to the Sea".
An introduction to the Sonnet as a poetic genre, focusing on the contribution of Wyatt, Sidney and Spenser as Elizabethan Sonneteers
A detailed psychological study of the Boss's character in Katherine Mansfield's story "The Fly," in context of the anxieties and despair of post-war England and its psychological implications.
A brief estimate of Nirad Chaudhuri's idea of nationalism, its various categories, and its practical implications as expounded in "The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian".
A clear elaboration of the most misunderstood poem "Kubla Khan", which shows how Coleridge's poem is neither a fragment, not incoherent but a direct statement of his poetic theory.
A scholarly article analysing the intricate relations of power and knowledge as put forward by Michel Foucault in his books "Discipline and Punish" and "The History of Sexuality"
A study of Comedy, the sources of the comic and the devices used by comic playwrights to arouse laughter, referring to the theories by H.Bergson on the social and individual element of comedy.
An article on the comic devices used by playwrights to make their comedies have a universal appeal, with numerous examples from the classical plays, Shakespearean drama, and later English comedies.
Poetry analysis of Donne's "Goe and catch...", pointing out the central symbols, imagery and theme which make it a representative metaphysical poem.
An in-depth analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet # 73, focusing on the tone, imagery, diction, and poetic merits of the beautiful poem "That Time of the Year..."
An introductory article on Aristotle's Poetics, explaining the basic concepts in simple language using textual references from famous plays. Read more to get a clear picture of Aristotle's idea.
An article about R.K.Narayan's portrayal of the Indian society in his novel "The Guide", focussing on the different settings presented in the novel, exploring the Indianness of Narayan's fiction.
A list of five most memorable speeches by Shakespeare's women that have been evergreen for their universal appeal
Why did Shakespeare call his play "The Tempest"? Is it just a casual reference to the storm raised in the beginning, or does it hint at far deeper connotations? Is the title Justified? Let's find out.
A comprehensive analysis of the character of Miranda in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
An article addressing the question " Is Lady Macbeth the Fourth Witch in Macbeth?", pointing out how the question is wrong on multiple levels.
An in-depth article on the question regarding who is the hero of Milton's "Paradise Lost." The article takes into account multiple critical approaches to reach a final verdict.
A study of Shakespeare's portrayal of Viola in "Twelfth Night," focusing on the ingenuity, practical wisdom, and exceptional maturity that make her one of the most powerful female stage characters.
A Reading of T.S.Eliot's "Preludes" to understand Eliot's concept of poetry, focusing on the images and symbols.
An article examining the blend of Renaissance and Reformation elements in John Milton.
An analysis of Shelley's Imagery in "Ode To The West Wind" and " To A Skylark".
A poem on choices and masquerades, of Venus, Mars and Saturn, of yearning desire and fallen cherubs...
An analysis of Baldeo's character in "The Tiger In The Tunnel" by Ruskin Bond to understand the elements of heroism exhibited by a humble tribal watchman set against the indomitable forces of Nature.
An Introduction to some basic principles of Existentialism, focusing on the philosophical arguments by the prominent Existentialists including Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Sartre.
A satire on faces and masks we wear
A short poem about love, trust and deception
A short Commentary on "Waking Life"
A poem about quicksilver dreams of young love and disillusionment. Translated from Suddhasanta's Bengali poem "Abhrasamagra"
Poem of melancholy
An article on the causes and consequences of the Blue Whale Challenge, and how this points at a larger socio-psychological pattern of degeneration and dystopia.
An introductory study of contemporary women poets of India, identifying dominant and recurrent traits which make these poets individualistic yet connected by a unique bond of creative sisterhood.
This is a rewriting of "Jimmy Valentine" (Short story by O Henry) as a short play or skit. The script is easy to perform as school/ college drama. Contains detailed character list and stage directions