Journal of Literature & Aesthetics

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

Recent Issues
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.