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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Deadline extended Indian Writing in English: Critical Perspectives

Call for Papers:
Indian Writing in English: Critical Perspectives


Dr. Vishwanath Bite

Dr. Arvind Nawale

Dear All,

We are pleased to forward this call for book tentatively titled Indian Writing in English: Critical Perspectives. Scholarly articles/ papers are invited from Scholars, Critics and Academicians before 30th December 2010. The book will be published by well-known publisher with ISBN.

Editing requirements:

• Paper size: A4, Font & size: Times New Roman 12, Spacing: Single line, Margin of 1 inch on all four sides.

• Title of the paper: bold, Sentence case (Capitalize each word), centered.

• Text of the paper: justified. Font & size: Times New Roman 12.

• References: Please follow MLA style (Only Author-Date or Number System) strictly. Don’t use Foot Notes, Use End Notes

• Titles of books: Italics.

• Titles of articles from journals and books: “quoted”.

• Articles should be submitted as MS Word 2003-2007attachments only.

• The paper should not usually exceed 11 pages maximum, 6 pages minimum in single spacing.

• Each paper must be accompanied by

i)A declaration that it is an original work and has not been published anywhere else or sent for publication ii) Abstract of paper about 100-200 words and iii) A short bio-note of the contributor(s) indicating name, institutional affiliation, brief career history, postal address, mobile number and e-mail, in a single attachment. Please don’t send more attachments. Give these things below your paper and send all these things in a single attachment.

The papers submitted should evince serious academic work contributing new knowledge or innovative critical perspectives on the subject explored.

Mode of Submission:

Each contributor is advised to send full paper with brief bio-note, declaration and abstract as a single MS-Word email attachments to email address: and up to 30th Dec. 2010. Please send your paper on both emails for editing purpose. The contributors are also supposed to submit one hard copy of the same i.e. (i) Full paper (ii) A declaration (iii) Abstract and (iv) Brief bio-note typed in above mentioned format on any of postal addresses given bellow. One hard copy is required for our record. Without hard copy no paper will be considered for publication.

Selection Procedure:

All submissions will be sent for blind peer reviewing. Final selection will be made only if the papers are recommended for publication by the reviewers. The details of the selection of your paper will be informed to you telephonically or on your email. The editor has the right to make necessary editing of selected papers for the sake of conceptual clarity and formatting. Non-selected papers will not be sent back to the contributor in any form. So, all contributors are advised to keep a copy of their submission with them.

Dr. Vishwanath Bite                              Dr. Arvind Nawale

Assistant Professor                                                                     Head, Dept of English,

Bharati Vidyapeeth's                                                                   Shivaji Mahavidylaya,

MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya,                                                   UDGIR, Dist; Latur

Kadegaon (Maharashtra)                                                            413 517

Mobile: 09423278008                                                                 Cell: 09422535390

Chief Editor, The Criterion:                                                

An International Journal in English                                          

ISSN (0976-8165)


Monday, November 22, 2010

My Book on Naikar

Basavraj Naikar

Critical Perspectives

Edited By

Dr. Vishwanath Bite

Sunrise Publishers and Distributors



1. Interview with Basavraj Naikar

Dr. Vishwanath Bite

2. A Post-colonial Reading of Basavraj Naikar’s A Dreamer of Freedom Dr. Vishwanath Bite

3. A Treatise on Good Governance: Fall of Kalyana T.S.Chandra Mouli

4. Basavraj Naikar: Admirable an Elegant Storyteller Dr. Stephen Gill

5. A Portrait of the Popular Philosopher as a Mystic-songster: A Study of Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House N.S Gundur

6. Life's Like That: A Rendezvous with The Thief of Nagarahalli..... Dr. Asha Choubey

7. Dynamics of Spirituality in Kalburgi’s Fall of Kalyana P.Obula Reddy

8. M. M. Kalburgi’s Fall of Kalyana: A Study of Philosophical Heteroglossia in Historical Teleology Dr. Bhagabat Nayak,

9. Rewriting Basava Legend: A Study of Fall of Kalyana Dr. M. S. Pandey

10. “The static perishes, the dynamic perishes not”: Basava’s Ideology in Fall of Kalyana Dr. Madhavi Nikam

11. Sangya-Balya: Betrayal : A Folk Tragedy S. John Peter Joseph

12. HomeGrown Tales of Indian Life: Basavaraj Naikar’s The Thief of Nagarahalli and Other Stories. Shankar Prasad Singha

13. Basavaraj Naikar’s Kannada Translations: An Overview Mallikarjun Patil

14. Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House: A Critique Shri. S. B. Bhambar.

15. Basavaraj Naikar’s Light in the House: A Novel of Magic Realism and Cultural Synthesis Kh. Kunjo Singh

16. The Vision of Harmony in Light in the House S.G. Vaidya

17. Marriage and Morals in the Stories of Basavaraj Naikar: A Post - Colonial Approach B.Y.Patil

18. Socio-Ethical Perspectives in Basavaraj Naikar's Fictional World: A Study of The Rebellious Rani of Belavadi and Other Stories Bhagabat Nayak

19. The Short Story Writer as a Historian and Social Chronicler: A Consideration of Basavaraj Naikar’s The Rebellious Rani of Belavadi and Other Stories S.John Peter Joseph

20. A Kaleidoscopic Vision: Short Stories of Basavaraj Naikar Mr. S. G. Vaidya.

21. Rehabilitation of an Indian Nationalist Hero in Basavaraj Naikar’s Novel: The Sun Behind The Cloud M.A.Jeyaraju

22. Technical Features and Thematic Concerns in Sangya-Balya Pratima Chaitanya

23. Sangya-Balya: a Critique Smita Jha

24. Society and the Individual in the Short Stories of Basavraj Naikar O. P. Mathur

25. Turning Historical Material into Art: A Study of The Devils Wind and The Sun Behind the Clowd Dr. S.B. Singh

26. The Tale as Useful Artefact: Basavaraj Naikar's The Thief of Nagarahalli and Other Stories Christopher Rollason

27. Naikar Memorializes Babasaheb in The Sun behind the Cloud Shyam S. Agarwalla,

28. The World Ill Lost: A Critical Analysis of Sangya Balya: Betrayal S. G. Vaidya


The anthology consists of analytical and critical essays on Basavraj Naikar. Among the contributors, some are established critics and have many books and other publications to their credit; the others are voracious readers and budding scholars. All the contributors have taken great pains to ensure the quality of their articles. I sincerely wish that the anthology may serve its sacred purpose of paying tribute to the great novelist and the papers would succeed in the academic endeavour to be of real use to the literary world. I am grateful to all the scholars who have contributed their critical essays in this anthology.

I wish to record my obligations to all those who extended their helping hand in bringing out this book. I greatly appreciate Basavraj Naikar’s amused encouragement of this project, and his wry concession to my request that he lend a voice to this collection with a forward.

My first and foremost gratitude goes to my guide and supervisor, Dr. I. R. Draxi, Research guide, Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has always been my source of inspiration in all literary endeavours. I am thankful to Prof. Dr. Jayprakash Shinde, Former Head, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, for extending his moral support for academic activities. I wish to offer my thanks to Prof. Dr. P.A. Attar, Head, Department of English, Shivaji University, Kolhapur for all the help he extended. I am equally thankful to Prin. Dr. D. R. More, Chh. Shahaji Mahavidyalaya, Kolhapur for his guidance, kind support and encouragement.

I am sincerely thankful to Shri. D.M. Bhinge, Shri. S.R. Murthy, Shri. J.A. Kulkarni, Dr. M.G. Kadam, Shri. M.S. Khot, Shri Mahesh Mali and host of others, for their constant encouragement.

I must record my deep sense of gratitude and indebtedness to my friends Dr. Arvind Nawale, Head, Department of English, Shivaji Mahavidyalaya, Udgir, Dist: Latur (M.S.) and Dr. Satish Ghatge for reviewing and selecting papers, making suggestions and sharing with me in critical arguments. I feel equally indebtedness to Mr. xxxxxxxx of Sunrise Publishers, Jaipur for pursuing me to edit present volume and publishing the anthology in record time.

I shall be failing in my duty if I forget mentioning my special thanks to my father K.S. Bite and Brother Ramdas Bite who encourage my spirit constantly and I remain ever grateful to them for their love and appreciation.


1. Dr. Vishwanath Bite, Assistant Professor, Department of English, MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Tal. Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli. (M.S.) 415315.

2. T.S.Chandra Mouli, Reader in English, Railway Degree College, Secunderabad—500017.

3. Dr. Stephen Gill, Poet & Critic, PO Box: 32, Cornwall, ONT, K6H 5R9, Canada.

4. N.S Gundur Assistant Professor, English Government First Grade College, Alnavar (Karnatak University, Dharwad)

5. Dr. Asha Choubey Lecturer Post-Graduate Dept. of English Kanya Mahavidyalaya Bareilly.

6. P. Obula Reddy Professor of English Sri Krisnadevaraya University Anantpur (A.P.)

7. Dr. Bhagabat Nayak, Lecturer in English, Kandarpur College, Siddheswarpur - 754117, Cuttack, Orissa

8. Dr. M. S. Pandey

9. Dr. Madhavi Nikam P.G. Dept. of English, R.K.Talreja College, (University of Mumbai) Ulhasnagar

10. S. John Peter Joseph, Reader in English, St.Xavier’s Autonomous College Palayamkottai, (T.N.)

11. Shankar Prasad Singha, Professor of English, Vidyasagar University. Midnapore (W.B)

12. Mallikarjun Patil, Reader in English, Karnatak University, Dharwad-580 003

13. Shri. S. B. Bhambar. Head, Dept. of English, Arts & Commerce College, Nesari (MAHARASHTRA)-416 504.

14. Kh. Kunjo Singh, Professor of English, Manipur University, Kohima (Nagaland)

15. S.G. Vaidya, Senior Lecturer in English, B.E.S. Degree College, Byadagi 581 106.(Karnataka)

16. B.Y.Patil, Sr. Lecturer in English, S.J.V.P.College, Harihar (Karnataka)

17. M.A.Jeyaraju, Professor of English, Gandhigram University, Gandhigram 624302 (T.N.)

18. Pratima Chaitanya, Department of English & Modern European Languages, University of Allahabad, Allahabad.

19. Smita Jha, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India.

20. O. P. Mathur, Former Professor of English, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005

21. Dr. S.B. Singh, Professor & Head, Dept. of English, T.M. Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur 812007 Bihar State, INDIA

22. Christopher Rollason, Ph.D. (Metz, France:

23. Shyam S. Agarwalla, Principal ( Rtd.) Dr. R.M.L. College, Ranchi-834001

About the Author

Dr. Vishwanath Bite, (b. 19th April 1983) is working as Assistant Professor in English in MBSK Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kadegaon, Dist. Sangli. (M.S.). He is Editor-In-Chief and publisher of The Criterion: An International Journal in English, ISSN (0976-8565). He has published dozens of qualitative research articles in national international journals and books. He was awarded doctorate in 2009 for his research entitled “Treatment of History in Indian English Drama” by Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Some of his forthcoming books are India English Historical Drama, Critical Perspectives on Indian English Fiction. Critical Response to Mahesh Dattani.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Inter-Caste Hindu Indian Weddings on the Increase with Changing Times

Many families are now allowing inter-caste marriages for their children to take place as they are coming out of the restricted boundaries of the caste system established centuries ago. Higher education and advanced economic conditions have given more say to the individuals in deciding their partners. Some people never bother about these restricted and old fashioned caste customs. All they want is that the partners should be of matching qualities and like each other. In case of love marriages, mostly with the knowledge and eventual permission of parents, the question of restrictions does not arise. Such marriages turn out to be very successful, happy and ever lasting. Visit ApnaMatch where you can find suitors of various castes who will like to meet you for dating and friendship leading to marriage. Inter caste marriages are quite popular in big cities, but still not favoured in small towns and villages. However, marriages in the clan, i.e. same family name or from same ancestors are not allowed. A marriage within the father’s or mother’s family is considered not conducive to good health.

Some Families Still Restricted to Own Caste Indian Weddings

Majority of families in Indian villages and towns look for their own religion and caste for Indian weddings. Inter caste weddings are unknown to them or they do not want to go that path. In big cities, people are quite liberal as what they look for is the compatibility, well settled family, acceptance of each other by both the meeting suitors, etc. But caste restricted weddings may have their own drawbacks as there may be less choice to choose a compatible partner. Their views and personalities may clash as the two have been teamed up as husband and wife because that was the only available option in the caste system. You may start an Indian matrimonial registration to have a compatible partner.

Caste System Shall Eventually be Broken by Next Generations

People are gradually coming out of this bondage with the advancement of education and economic conditions. Whether it is same caste or different caste, intelligent people recognise that we are all human beings of Mother India and have made these artificial caste borders ourselves for the benefit of no one. What happens when a couple of same caste have conflicting opinions, are always arguing over petty things, and may even try to harm each other. Then there are the neighbours where two people of different castes are living and enjoying their married life as true partners. They have lot to offer each other as they have all the ingredients that go to make a perfect married couple. Before their wedding, these companions of different castes discussed various topics in details, made sure the other person is on the right waveband, and weighed each others’ views, which turned out to be matching. Education, job status, family background and other matters of importance were all excellent. The future of the caste system will eventually be broken down by the next generations. People want happiness and equality after Indian wedding rather than domination and division, which create inferiority and superiority amongst the masses. As a true believer in equality and respect for others, have a caste free and compatible member at ApnaMatch for friendship or Indian wedding.



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