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Volume 18:3 March 2018
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Annamalai University
Department of English

Dr. T. Deivasigamani, Editor
Indian Writing in English: A Subaltern Perspective

Select Papers from the National Seminar on Subaltern Literature: Resistance and Reconstruction

  • Greetings from the Vice Chancellor ...
    Prof. P. S. Manian

  • Greetings from Registrar ...
    Dr. K. Arumugam

  • Greetings from the Dean of Arts ...
    Dr. E. Selvarajan

  • Greetings from the Head of the Department of English ...
    Dr. K. Rajaraman

  • Editor's Note ...
    Dr. T. Deivasigamani

  • Patriarchy in Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 ...
    Albertine Shobana, Ph.D. Scholar and Dr. R. Palanivel

  • Subjection of Dalit Women in Bama’s Sangati ...
    K. Angel Vinoliya

  • The Image of New Woman ...
    K. Annapurany and M. Anita

  • Transforming the Tradition towards Transgender –
    Understanding I am Vidya
    K. Anne Pon Malini

  • Gyno-topias of Power in Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent ...
    Anuja Jose

  • Change of Mind –
    A Study of The Taste of an Hilsa and Other Stories,
    Akademi Award-Winning Manipuri Short Stories
    Dr. Anuradha Nongmaithem

  • Jasmine:
    Re-Discovering and Re-Inventing Self
    Anureet Gill

  • Domestic Violence in Sudha Murthy’s Mahashweta ...
    Dr. G. Aruna Devi and K. Vijaya Lakshmi, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • New Image of Woman in the Novels of Shoba De ...
    A. Arun and Dr. B. Karthikeyan

  • New Image of Nirmala in Anita Rau Badami’s The Hero's Walk ...
    Dr. N. Asharudeen

  • Reinventing the Self in Chudamani’s Two Women on an Evening ...
    S. Arunkumar

  • New Image of Women:
    A Comparison between the Heroines and other Female Characters of
    Amish Tripathi and Jaishree Misra
    P. Anjanamol, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • Reading Indian Woman Through the Writings of K. R. Meera ...
    M. Athira, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Emancipation of Humanity and Annihilation of Caste:
    An Examination of Ambedkarite Influence on the Subaltern Discourse
    Bhagya Lakshmi Vijayan, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Subjugation of Women in Githa Hariharan’s
    The Thousand Faces of Night
    V. Chellammal, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Rough Passage from Motherland to Other Land:
    A Study on Shiv K Kumar’s Select Poems
    P. Dharani, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. G. Arunadevi

  • Identity Crisis in Jasmine ...
    K. Annapurany and S. Gayathri

  • Social Imbalance in Chetan Bhagat’s
    Revolution 2020 and One Night @ the Call Center
    A. Gayathridevi and Dr. T. Deivasigamani

  • Portrayal of Subaltern Literary Concept in Rohinton Mistry’s
    A Fine Balance
    Ms. K. Geetha, Dr. R. Vijaya and Dr. S. Thirunavukkarasu

  • Treatment of Women in Meena Kandasamy’s Touch ...
    Dr. A. Glory

  • Social Structure and Inequality of Dalits in Dalit Literature:
    An Overview
    Dr. S. Gopinath

  • Exploring Self-realization of Modern Women in Manju Kapur’s
    Difficult Daughters
    Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir and Dr. V. K. Saravanan

  • Hegemonic Advertising and Silenced Street Vendors:
    Branding and Marginalizing
    Ms. Indumathi Deivasigamani

  • Negotiating Identities:
    A Representation of Contemporary India in the Novels of Sarnath Banerjee
    G. Jerusha Angelene Christabel, Research Scholar

  • Women Identity Crisis in Anitha Desai’s Cry, the Peacock ...
    J. Judi Punitha Elavarasi

  • Exposing the Social Alienation of Untouchables –
    A Subaltern Study in Rohinton Mistry’s
    A Fine Balance
    Dr. B. Karthikeyan

  • Subaltern Literature:
    Resistance and Reconstruction Difference of Comparative Literature
    ... A. Logesh and Mrs. Sridevi

  • Silence as a Tool of Resistance in Acquiring Knowledge in
    Amitabh Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome
    Madhurima Nargis, Ph.D. Scholar

  • Identity Crisis of Shashi Deshpande’s That Long Silence ...
    K. Mahalakshmi, M.Phil. Scholar

  • Cosmic - Multiculturalism in the Novel of Kiran Desai's
    The Inheritance of Loss
    K. Manisekaran

  • The Divergent Shades of Domestic Violence in the Indian Narrative ...
    Mila Michael

  • Retelling Myths: A Study of Kavita Kane’s Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen ...
    D. Monissha and Dr. SP. Shanthi

  • Lakshmi Kannan as a Feminist: A Reading of Her Novel Going Home ...
    K. Mugeshpillai and Dr. M. Soundhararajan

  • Short Stories in English Classroom at Tertiary Level:
    An Analytical Study
    M. Murali and Dr. R. Narayanan

  • Collective Transform and Cost-Effective Maturity in Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Vision of India ...
    Dr. B. Nainar

  • The Doom of a Generation:
    A Reading of Ambikasutan Mangad’s Swarga
    Namratha Manoharan

  • Ambedkar’s Views on Caste: Justice and National Unity ...
    P. Parthasarathy and S. Jeyanthi

  • Exploring the Exploitation of the Young Adult in
    Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable
    S. Prabu, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. B. Karthikeyan

  • Identification:
    An Analysis in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland
    M. Pradeepa

  • Marginality in Mahasweta Devi’s Rudali ...
    S. Pragadhipriya, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • The Lost Cultural and Traditional Identity of Indian Lore in
    Third World & Subaltern Literature:
    A Study of Sujatha Vijayaraghavan’s Hundred Tamil Folk and Tribal Tales
    Raghavi Priya. J. and Dr. Laxmi Dhar Dwivedi

  • Dalit Literature and Dalit Movements Continued Dr. Ambedkar's Ideology and Strategy ...
    P. Ranjith Kumar

  • Emancipation of Woman in Anita Desai’s
    Where Shall We Go This Summer?
    P. Sakthivel, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Literature of Diaspora -
    Amitav Ghosh Selected Novels
    K. Annapurany and R. Sathyapriya, Research Scholar

  • Feminist Perspectives in Bharathi Mukherjee's Wife ...
    S. S. Joseph Sebastian and K. Manisekaran

  • The Sad Songs of the Subaltern Subordinates ...
    Shanmathi. S. and Ms. J. Sridevi

  • The Power of Gaze –
    An Analysis of Manju Kapur’s Difficult Daughters
    S. B. Shanmuga Priya

  • New Image of Woman in Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine ...
    R. Sharadha

  • Indian Ethos and Milieu in
    Lakshmi Kannan’s Short Story Muniyakka
    Dr. M. Soundhararajan

  • Exile and Cultural Alienation in
    Anita Desai’s Bye-Bye Blackbird
    E. Tharunikaa Vaishaale, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • The Concept of Untouchability in
    Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance
    Dr. T. Deivasigamani and G. Thibiga Lakshmi, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Indian Female Gothic Narratives and Resistance:
    A Study of Anita Desai’s Cry, the Peacock
    K. T. Unais, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Domestic Violence in the Novels of Nayantara Sahgal ...
    Dr. S. Veeramani and P. Ramesh, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • The Metamorphism of Women in Indian Society:
    A Study of Mahesweta Devi’s Rudali
    Dr. K. Ananthajothi and Dr. (Mrs.) R. Santhi

  • Dr. Ambedkar - The Lion at the Round Table Conferences ...
    R. Anthony Raj, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • Re-Birthing: Women Translating Women ...
    Elizabeth Mathew and Keerthana K. S.

  • The Protagonist Balrama, a Subaltern in Aravind Adiga’s Novel
    The White Tiger
    M. Evanjaline Nightingale

  • Sufferings of Dalit in Bama’s Karukku ...
    R. Janani and Mrs. Sridevi

  • Dalit Literature: An Overview ...
    K. Karthiga, Ph.D. Research Scholar

  • An Analysis of Dalit Women’s Distress in Bama’s Sangati ...
    Dr. J. Michael Raj and Dr. M. Suresh Babu

  • Remnants of Caste within Catholic Church in India ...
    Navya Dennis, II M.A. English

  • Rising of Dalits: We Will Rebuild Worlds ...
    G. Raveena, II M.A. English Literature

  • From Heaven to Earth:Rewriting Myth –
    An analysis of Ki Longfellow's Secret Magdalene and
    Amish's Shiva Trilogy
    S. Sivaranjini, M.A. English

  • Imperialization of Female Body through Sexual Encroachment:
    An Analysis of Arnold Itwaru’s Shanti
    Soumy Syamchand and Dr. A. Selvaraj

  • Protagonist of Anita Nair’s Ladies Coupé as a New Image of Woman ...
    P. Tamil Selvi

  • Emotional Estrangement in Arun Joshi’s The Foreigner ...
    Dr. S. Bhuvaneswari

  • Women as Doubly Subaltern:
    An Analysis of Mahasweta Devi’s Rudali
    Dr. P. Dinakaran

  • Protest Against Male in Shobha De’s Socialite Evening ...
    Mrs. A. Jayabharathi, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. G. Arputhavel Raja

  • Conquering Toxic Masculinity through Words:
    A Critical Study of
    Meena Kandasamy’s When I Hit You
    Ms. V. Koguilavardhini

  • Struggle for Empowerment:
    A Critical Study of Bama’s Vanmam
    Dr. M. Vijiya Priya

  • Victimization of Women in Shashi Deshpande’s Novels ...
    Dr. K. Ashok Kumar and A. Selvananthan

  • Echoing the Repressive Power of the Marginalized Women in
    Mahasweta Devi’s Draupadi
    P. Ananthi and Dr. K. Ganeshram

  • Domestic Viciousness in Kiranjit Ahluwalia’s Provoked ...
    A. Evangeline

  • The Voices of the Voiceless:
    A Study of Ibis Trilogy by Amitav Ghosh
    S. Sreehas, Ph.D. Research Scholar and Dr. C. Santhosh Kumar

  • The Center within Margins:
    A Study of Transgressed Boundaries in
    Sarah Kane’s Cleansed
    Abhijith M.S.

  • Feminine Existence in the Novel of Ladies Coupé by Anita Nair ...
    Dr. V. Gnanaprakasam

  • Portrayal of a Dalit Woman – A Study of Urmila Pawar’s
    The Weave of My Life
    N. Pavithra

  • Identity Crisis in Bharathi Mukherjee’s Novels
    Jasmine and Desirable Daughters
    P. Preethi, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • A Study of Enslavement and Liberation in Taslima Nasreen’s
    Selected Poems
    M. Pushpavalli, M.Phil. Research Scholar

  • Treatment of Death in Namita Gokhale’s
    Gods, Graves and Grandmother
    Dr. J. Rajalakshmi

  • Women’s Dilemma and Confrontation in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s
    Sister of My Heart
    A. Rameshkumar and Dr. S. Bhuvaneswari

  • An Analysis of Identity Crisis of Arjun and Roohi:
    A Study of the Novel Custody
    A. Sankara Priya

  • The Tragedy of Immigrants in Anitha Rau Badami’s
    The Hero’s Walk
    K. Sathishkumar and Dr. V. K. Saravanan

  • Gender Discrimination Against Women in Workplace ...
    Dr. A. Vidhyarathi

  • Demarcation in Bama’s Sangati ...
    R. Thanga Rashma, II M.A. English Literature

  • A Study on Caste Clashes Among Dalits in
    Bama’s Vanmam
    Dr. Ch. Radhika

  • Dual State of Migrants in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake ...
    Radha Devi. K. and Dr. G. Arputhavel Raja

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