Journal of Literature & Aesthetics

An international peer-reviewed journal devoted to critical and creative writing in English

Recent Issues
January-June 2020 (Vol. 20, No. 1)


Power and Performativity in Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s Characterization of Draupadi - Saumya Sharma

Islamic Platonism: Ingress to Social Orientation in Eviternity Ash and King Charles III - Hamdi Hameed Youssif, Oliver Scharbrodt & Haider Ghazi Jassim AL. Moosawi

Integrating Trauma Studies with the Pursuit of Learning: The Psychoanalytical and Feminist Underpinnings - Nadia Shah

Enlightenment, Modern Urban Space and Predicament of Living: A Reflection on Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground - Ashish Kumar Pathak

The Evolution of Feminist Theories: Politics and Encounter - Manoj S.

Socio-Cultural Perspectives: Chindus as Performing Artistes in Dalit Community in Telanagana State - J. Bheemaiah

Caste, Aesthetic and Dalit Activists as Modernity’s Dialogis - Amandeep

Desire and Denial: A Critique of Female Body and Food Consumption in 301,302 and The Vegetarian - Praseetha P.

The Local-Global Synergy in A.K. Ramanujan’s Poetry - Rekha Verma

Transcendentalism and East West Intertexts: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Indian and Western Literary Criticism - Sujarani Mathew

Performing Digital Domesticities: Emerging Trends in Malayali Women’s Gendered Representational Practices - Maalavika Ajayakumar

Religion in Modernity/Modernity in Religion: Sartorial Aspirations of Women in Nineteenth Century Travancore - Arya A.

Narrative of Child Sexual Abuse in Mahesh Dattani’s “Thirty Days in September” - R. Devanand

Madonna and Whore: Woman in the Metafictions of John Fowles - Premkumar R.

Deified and the Defiled: Women as Agents of Change in Kumaranasan – Asha M.


Before We Took Over and other poems - K. Satchidanandan

The Great Flood - B. Hariharan

Sleep Through the Rains and other poems - Darlington Chukwunyere

A Prayer House - Jaydeep Sarangi

My Last Resort? - Sanjhee Gianchandani


The Way Things Happen - N. Muthuswamy, Trans. C.T. Indra


Interview with Telugu writer Raamaa Chandramouli - Palakurthy Dinakar


Aesthetics, Theory and Interpretation of the Literary Work - S. Sreenivasan

The Solitary Sprout: Selected short Stories of R. Chudamani - Jibu Mathew George

Strategies and Methods: Relocating Textual Meaning - Manju C.R.

The Shape of the Ruins: The History beneath History - S.K. Prathap

Codes and Nodes - Bijesh V. Jose

History of Modern Indian Nepal Literature - Bhaskar Lama

July-December 2019 issue (Vol. 19, No. 2)


Theorizing the Hermeneutics of Interdisciplinarity in Literature - Bhagabat Nayak

Postocolonial Criticism and Culture - Rajnath

Beyond Frontiers: East-West Transactions in Salman Rushdie’s The Ground Beneath Her Feet - Jismy K. Joseph

Testimonies of Human Bodies: A Posthuman reading of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian and Human Acts. - Priyanka Chakraborty

A Study of Kannaki’s Apotheosis into the Goddess in Cilapathikaram – Vijayaganesh

Race, Culture, and Postcolonial Feminism: Maggie Gee’s My Cleaner - Manasvini Rai

Shakespeare’s hideous progeny: Studying Shakespearean canon as the source of Gothic tradition - Debdulal Banerjee & Aparajita Hazra

Marks and Masks of Darkness in The Exorcist - P.K. Sreekumar & Priya Jose K.

Gendered Identity in Sajita Nair’s She’s a Jolly Good Fellow - S. Devika

Hindi Cinema and Nation Building - Sonali Das

Sylvia Plath and the Supernatural - Diptanjan Sarma Purkayastha

Medieval Barahmasa: Theological Overtures - Rohit Sharma

Exploring Indian Heritage in Monisha Rajesh’s Around India in 80 Trains - Neethi Ravikumar

Articulation of the Artists’ Identity and Self/ Selves through Life Narratives: A Study of Hansa Wadkar’s You Ask, I Tell and Vandana Mishra’s I, the Salt Doll - Rachana Pandey


The Madness & Other Poems - Frank James Ryan Jr

Hades & Temerities - Susie Gharib

Light & Other Poems - Kapardeli Eftichia

Santhan & Other Poems – Santhan

Nurtured & Other Poems - Mallika Bhaumik

Black Zones & Other Poems - Jagari Mukherjee


The Doctor’s Bicycle - Prathap Kamath


Celestial Bodies - Priyanka M.C.

The Gun Island - Priya K. Nair

Rebooting India: Through Practical Integral Humanism - Rajalekshmi K.L.

Jan-June. 2019 issue (Vol. 19, No. 1)


The Politics of Rereading: The Indian Context - K. Satchidanandan

Poetry: The Experience of Listening - Boutheina Boughnim Laarif

Relocating Mahabharata as Myth and History in the Contemporary Indian Context - A. Balu Vijayaraghavan

Lightening Whiteman’s Burden: Looking at Gaskell’s Mary Barton and Dalrymple’s The Last Mughal - Jandhyala Ravindranath

Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and Rob Roy as Studies in New Historicism - Panchali Mukherjee

Race, Culture, and Postcolonial Feminism: Maggie Gee’s My Cleaner - Manasvini Rai

Retrieving the Human from the Divine: Cultural Memory, Everyday and the Contemporary Biographies of Vivekananda - Gaurav Kalra

Nostalgia in Fabio Geda’s In The Sea There Are Crocodiles: A Postmodernist Reading - S. Visaka Devi

Untouchables among Dalits: Dakkali as Vanishing Dependent Caste in Telangana State - J. Bheemaiah

Theatrical Space: Interpreting the ‘Unconscious’ in Marathi Drama - Shalini Attri

Politics of Coexistence; Israel’s Ethnic Division Neha Soman & And Multicultural Reality In Sayed Kashua’s Dancing Arabs - B. Padmanabhan


Melancholy of a Crow - Yendluri Sudhakar, Translated from Telugu by J. Bheemaiah

They Picked & Other Poems - Robert Denish Wood

A Truehero and Other Poems – Darlington Chunkwunyere

The Fall and Other Poems - Nabina Das

The Lost Man & Why am I Abandoned? - Ujjwala Kakarla


Saviour - Tilottama Majumder , Translated from Bengali by Shilpi Basak

Beyond Question - Veena Narayan


Narayana Guru: A Life of Liberating Love - Gireesh J.

The Vegetarian - Josh Sreedharan

I Have Become the Tide - Sreeja S. Nayar

July-Dec. 2018 issue (Vol. 18, No. 2)


Revisiting Literature through the ‘Sustainable’ Frame: A Study of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina - Bhumika Sharma

Postcolonial Criticism and The Aesthetic Dimension - Rajnath

Hyphenated Identity in Queen of Dreams by Chitra Divakaruni - G. Athirshtakumari

Situating Indira Goswami’s The Man from Chinnamasta in the Ecofeminist Milieu - Urmimala Mahela

Manoj Das: The Living Legend - Amiya Kumar Patra

The Making of Indian Culture : A Reading of Ashis Nandy’s The Intimate Enemy as Social Criticism - Bijay Kumar Das

Writing the Wor(l)d of Vivid Voices: Staging Rebellion from the ‘Inner Courtyard’ Stories - Praveen Mirdha

Shrabani Basu’s Victoria & Abdul as a Study in New Historicism - Panchali Mukherjee

The Philosophy of Humanism in the Works of Ruskin Bond - Cynthia Catherine Michael

Committed to the Past: Weaving Memory, Nostalgia and Childhood in Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go - Aswathy Chandra Bhanu

Neogeographies of Globalization: Critiquing Chomskyan Paradigms - Marshal R

Travel, History and Politics of Religion: De-scribing Lives of Devadasis - Reji A L

The Portrayal of Ethnic Angst in a Vanishing Community: A Critical Reading of Esther David’s Book of Rachel - Neelima S. Saral


Unraveling the Politics of Culture: In Conversation with Jonathan Dollimore - Meena T Pillai


The Ambrosial Kiss and other poems - Vishnunarayanan Namboordiri - Trans. S. Sreenivasan

Chloris and other poems - Moinak Dutta

Word of Dreams - Yendluri Sudhakar - Trans: J. Bheemaiah

Kung Fu Cats & At the Funeral - Aditya Shankar

Two poems and other poems - Mini Babu

Desecration and other poems - Arjun Rajendran


Burning Through Time - Kasturi Sinha Ray

Shiva Incarnation - Gurdial Singh - Trans: Mamta

Dalit - Sadananda Tripathy - Trans. Arun Kumar Mishra


A Creative Whirlwind - P. Radhika

Woman and her muse - Moinak Dutta

Aanchal Malhotra - Gireesh J

Poems that mark our times - Priyanka M.C

Bridge of Clay: Narrativising the Suburban Family - Maalavika Ajayakumar

Jan-June. 2018 issue (Vol. 18, No. 1)


The Postcolonial (as) Global Celebrity - Pramod K Nayar

Technological Ascendancy and Changing Values from Industrial to Posthuman Age: A Reflection - Manju Dhariwal

Cinema, Space and Realism: Certain Historical and Theoretical Considerations - Hariprasad Athanickal

The Teacher as a Critic: Rajnath's Contribution to Literary Criticism - Ashish Kumar Pathak

Why Voice Matters: Literary Politics of Self-determination in Select Writings from New Zealand and Australia - Suja Kurup P.L.

Toward the Ethics of Non-Reductive Equitarian Ontology of Object and Subject: A Reappraisal of William Shakespeare’s Othello and Orhan Pamuk’s Snow - Vaibhav Shah

Problematising the Origins, Sources and Contexts: The Slayer Slain and the Critical Tradition of Novel Reading in Kerala - Sheeju N.V

The Reality Within...: Exploring Jorge Luis Borges’ The Garden of Forking Paths - Siddhartha Sankar Chakraborti

Nature and Alienated Man: Some Poems of D. H. Lawrence - Mausumi Chatterjee

The Concept of Motherhood : A Comparative Study of Chinua Achebe and Toni Morrison - Lovleen Kaur Baidwan

Exploring Anti-White Polemics of Amiri Baraka in Dutchman and The Slave - Farhan Ahmad


BREAKING THE WALLS OF CULTURAL SILENCE Conversation with Manohar Mouli Biswas - Jaydeep Sarangi


The bark & other poems - S. K. Prathap

Bauhinia Leaves & Other poems - S. S. Prasad

Chinook & other poems - Sanjeev Sethi


The Ghost - Unni. R - Trans. Dr. Jyothimol. P


Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India by Sujatha Gidla - Suja Kurup P.L.

Ashish Kumar Pathak. T. S. Eliot’s Later Phase. Varanasi: Luminous Books - Rajesh Verma

Rajiv Khandelwal. A Time to Forget. Gurgaon - S. K. Prathap


July-Dec. 2017 issue (Vol. 17, No. 2) carries articles on Jacques Lacan, Albert Camus, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Ali Alizadeh and the Israeli film director Eran Riklis. The issue also carries short stories by Potturi Vijayalaxmi and Jatin Bala, poems by Reena Prasad, Praful Shiledar, Chandramohan S. and Munia Khan, interview with the Bengali dalit writer Jatin Bala, and books reviews.

Jan-June. 2017 issue (Vol. 17, No. 1) is a Special Number on Arundhati Roy’s celebrated novel Ministry of Utmost Happiness. It carries twenty-one articles by distinguished academic scholars and researchers, exploring the novel’s vision, narrative strategies, its treatment of the concept of the nation state, the Kashmir issue, the transgender identity, the subaltern consciousness and the status of the novel as a critique of contemporary civilization. The contributors include Krishnan Unni. P, P.P. Ajayakumar, S. Sreenivasan, Josh Sreedharan, S.K. Prathap, P. Radhika, Manoj S., Kishore Ram, Sharon D’cunha, Shayeari Dutta, Sucheta Sankar V. and others.