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The journal is a platform where the possibility of bringing the intrinsic reverberations extracting its throbs from the milieu all around to the extent of maximum potency is uncompromisingly materialized. The journal gives an open firmament to the ideational maxims feasible to uplift the literary sensibility and anthropological acumen of the world we inhabit and endeavor at cementing the unflinching edifice for it. The journal, thus, publishes critically examined and scholarly wrought out writings, interviews, book reviews on literatures emerged or emerging from across the globe.The quality consciousness is of the prime significance this journal takes supremely cognizance of and works on fully open access philosophy.

Searching Threads of Harmony

Entropy and equipoise rest on the opposite end of the material dialectic. The literary mind forever has been fascinated with the idea of equipoise on one hand and entropy on the other. While energy and matter, so assert the scientists, tend towards chaos and all systems drift to disorder, the literary mind is inclined to seek evenness and order. The ‘method in madness’ of Hamlet’s soliloquies is an expression of this quest for ‘balance’ where the surrounding reality threatens to overshadow the certainties that the inherited value-systems grant to the subjects.

The end of grand narratives has become an axiom ever since Einstein’s theory of relativity influenced the intellectual zeitgeist declaring a collapse of absolute positions. Yet, it is a constant human endeavour to move from uncertainties to clarity, problems to solution, issues to resolution; and entropies to equipoise. The asymmetries of global world are checked through revolutions while in regional contexts we hear of coup d’état(s).

This turning of tables and rise of the ‘underdog’ through merit, constitutional means, or violence is symptomatic of the society’s unarticulated need to strike the ‘balance’. Senility is unacceptable, status quo is moronic, and change is welcome ‘lest one good custom should corrupt the world’. Humans display the uncanny ability to reason out uncertainties.

Paradoxes residing on frontiers of science prompt breakthroughs and usher in new advancements- resulting in a ‘state–of-the-art’ technological marvel or a ‘giant leap for the mankind’. We thrive on paradox. Nature, of which we are a part, regulates itself through constant reproduction as well as death, decay and decomposition.

Ultimately, the way forward is inspired by the need to counterpoise the old with the new – to evolve and in case of humans to consciously evolve. We celebrate diversity, appreciate versatility, yet our incessant quest is for ‘balance’ of forces and of interests, for equity, equilibrium, stability, steadiness, symmetry, poise and the like.

The evil within checked by the angelic propensities – a constant stichomythia prompting acts that contribute to seeming randomness but are part of a pattern.

The present volume of the journal is thus focusing to selectively drive attention from all walks of life – literary pieces, film studies, journalistic writings, documentaries, web-series etc. – to search for the ‘connecting threads’ that balance life immeasurably and holistically. Directed in this gamut of dimensions, the current (4th) edition of December 2019 invites rigorously researched articles, translations, reviews, interviews, poems, plays, and monographs.

Deadline of the Submission: 30th April, 2019

The General Guidelines:

  1. Manuscripts not adhering to the guidelines for referencing would be out rightly rejected.
  2. Research Articles should be about 3000-5000 words.
  3. Book reviews/poems/short fiction should not exceed 1500 words.
  4. Articles should be submitted in MS Word format along with Abstract and the Keywords.
  5. Please provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
  6. The article must start with the title in bold, 12 pt, aligned in the centre. Use one paragraph break and then write the author(s) name(s) and affiliation. Font size: 10 pt, aligned in the centre.
  7. Kindly place ‘Notes’ at the bottom of the page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numbers. Do not use notes for bibliographical references.
  8. Diagrams and/or figures must be included within the main body of the text.
  9. At the end of the paper and before bibliography leave a double paragraph break and write the author (s) name(s), affiliation and e-mail address. Font size 10 pt, italics, right alignment.
  10. At the end of the Bibliography/References leave a double paragraph break and write a short bio-sketch of about 50 words.
  11. Author (s) should follow the latest edition of APA style for in-text citation and referencing. Kindly visit www.apastyle.org to know more about the APA style.
  12. Copyright permission to quote from or reproduce copyright material must be obtained in advance by the author. Where photographs or figures are reproduced, acknowledgement of source and copyright should be given in the caption.

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