The Ad Litteram Journal

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Ad Litteram

An English Journal of International Literati
(A Double Blind Peer-Reviewed Open Access Refereed Annual e-Journal)

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Reviewers' Board 2023

Dr. Banibrata Mahanta

Dr. Banibrata Mahanta is a Professor of English at the Banaras Hindu University, India. His areas of interest include Indian writing in English, changing contours of Indian nationalist thought, contemporary literary theory, especially the disability theory, and the translation. His recent works include the edited volume English Studies in India: Contemporary and Evolving Paradigms (Springer 2019) and an English translation of the Hindi novel Lavanya Devi (Orient Blackswan, forthcoming) for which he was awarded the prestigious PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant (PEN America) in 2021.

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Singh

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Singh is an academician, critic, editor, and YouTuber etc. He is a Ph.D. from the Banaras Hindu University. At present, he teaches English at Vasanta College for Women, Banaras Hindu University. His areas of interests include Hindi and English language and literature in general and Indian knowledge Tradition, Indian English Drama, New Literatures and Literary theory and criticism in particular. He has authored one book entitled “The Plays of Girish Karnad: An Archetypal Perspective with Special Reference to Northrop Frye”. He has published more than thirty research articles in UGC listed journals, CARE journals and Peer-reviewed journals. To him teaching is a mission to disseminate “knowledge beyond the boundaries”.

Dr. Satya Prakash Prasad

Dr. Satya Prakash Prasad is a student of English language and Literature, committed to synchronize theory with pragmatic end of education. He remains receptive of the world around him and tries to weigh and measure them on regular basis instead of taking anything for granted. Educated from a humble family background, he went on to pursue higher education from the seat of learning, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. There he broadened his perceptive and completed his Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature. Since his days at BHU, he has been inclined towards research and academic engagements, and at present he takes pride in being associated with one of the prestigious universities of the country, Jamia Millia Islamia as his place of work. He dons various roles in the university as an academician as well as in heading responsibilities such as Hony, Assistant. Controller of Examinations & Central Public Information Officer, JMI, New Delhi. Moreover, he draws immense satisfaction in closely working with students and researchers. He looks forward to intensify his efforts to contribute in academic as well as corporate life of the university as well. His areas of academic & research interests are Indian Writing in English, Literary Theory, Dalit, film and Culture studies and English Language Teaching.

Dr. N. Kavidha

Dr. N. Kavidha is presently working as Assistant Professor of English in Alagappa Government Arts College, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. She has got her Ph.D. in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu in 2005. She is a Gold medallist in her M. A. and B. A. degrees and has qualified in SLET (State Level Eligibility for Lectureship) in November 1999, from Bharadhidasan University, Tamil Nadu. She has a passion for research, and her specialization lies in Postcolonial literature, ecocritical studies and literary theories. She has over twenty two years of teaching experience in (many) colleges. She has published more than thirty articles in National and International journals and has contributed chapters to five books and edited volumes. She has produced four Ph.D. awardees and is presently guiding four scholars in research for Ph.D. Also, she has completed a UGC sponsored Minor Research Project recently.

Dr. Deepali Rajshekhar Patil

Dr. Deepali Rajshekhar Patil is a Professor in the Department of English, Appasaheb Jedhe Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pune. She is currently holding the position of the Head of the Department. She completed her B. A. English with Distinction from S. P. College, Pune, M. A. in English from the Department of English, Pune University and M. Phil. from the same university. And Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from Shivaji University in 2011. She qualified SET in 1996. She has a teaching experience of more than twenty five years. She is also a research guide at Savitribai Phule University, Pune. There are three students who have been awarded Ph.D. under her guidance. She has more than twenty research articles published in International journals and more than ten chapters in renowned books. She has been actively engaged in many research works, as a resource person, a chairperson, and a keynote speaker at different National and International conferences and seminars. She has also presented her research papers abroad like at the National University, Singapore and the Vienna University, Austria. She is a member of the Board of Studies of two autonomous colleges in Pune. She is associated with the School of Open Learning, Pune University and Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University for the preparation and the review of the Study material for UG and PG Courses. Additionally, she has conducted Teacher’s Training Programmes and several Soft skill training workshops. Currently, she is holding the position of the officiating Principal of her college.

Dr. Khem Raj Sharma

Dr. Khem Raj Sharma teaches English Literature in the Department of English, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala. As a researcher, his areas of interest include Postcolonial Literature, Indian Writing in English, Folk Literature, Diasporic Literature, Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. He has published forty seven research papers in National and International journals of repute, including two co-edited book, Critical Voices on Toni Morrison (2015) and Cats Talk (2018). His first book is an anthology of critical articles, some classic and other themes on gender, race, myth, culture and history of the African Americans. They cover scholarship on Morrison from her first book of fiction to the latest and are of interest to students and Toni Morrison scholars across the globe. The second book is S. R. Harnot’s translated short story collection, exploring the social, political, religious, and cultural milieu of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Written in the zeitgeist of Pahari life (life in the mountains), these stories hold universal appeal. They delineate the range of difficulties and absurdities, and the joys and rewards of life in the mountainous region. They delve into socio-economic inequities, ecological imbalances, political peccadilloes, class and caste discriminations, individual selfishness and the transforming human relationships in contemporary India. Dr. Sharma has mentored two Ph.D. theses, one M.Phil. and thirty six Master’s Degree Dissertations. His own Ph.D. is a postmodern study on Toni Morrison and V. S. Naipaul.

Dr. P. Nagaraj

Dr. P. Nagaraj is an Associate Professor in and the Head of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He has produced twenty nine Doctoral research scholars and forty eight M.Phil. scholars till date. He has written twelve books on English language and literature. Alongside, he has got more than sixty research articles published. He has presented papers and workshops around one hundred.

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Dubey

Dr. Yogesh Kumar Dubey is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Delhi, Delhi. Prior to joining the Delhi University’s English Department in March 2014, he was an Assistant Professor of English at JNRM, Port Blair from September 2010 to March 2014. He has also served B. I. College of Lalganj, Raebareli in the capacity of English Lecturer from April 2006 to August 2010. He received his B.A., M.A. and D.Phil. from the University of Allahabad. His Doctoral thesis is on Shakespeare’s Problem Plays. Apart from this area, the other areas that he finds as his academic interests having delved deep in him are Feminism, Indian Folklores and Tribal Literature. Currently, he is working on the Awadhi Folk Literature. He has contributed many papers to different National and International journals.

Dr. Manjari Shukla

Dr. Manjari Shukla is an Assistant Professor, teaching English at Vasanta College for Women Rajghat Fort, Varanasi. She has attended more than twenty National and International Conferences in India and abroad. She has, to her credit, the following Books – Emergence of the Diasporic Self (Lambert Academic Publishing), Ruminations (Amazon), Epiphany Captured (in collaboration with Dr. Rachana Pandey) and more than twenty research papers in National and International journals. She has a keen interest in Postcolonial and Diasporic literature. She is an ardent lover of life, and tries exploring its different aspects through her writings. Recently, she has started her YouTube channel too namely “Manjari Shukla”.

Dr. Santosh Kumar

Dr. Santosh Kumar, a keen student of literature, is an Assistant Professor of English at Lalit Narayan Tirhut College, Muzaffarpur. He received his higher education from the University of Allahabad and the Banaras Hindu University where he got full opportunity to broaden and enlighten his perceptive. His specialization is in American literature; he has a great interest in Indian English Drama at the same time. His Ph.D. thesis entitled “Contemporary Indian English Drama: A Socio-Cultural Perspective” is an explicit example of his interest in territory of the Indian Drama. He is interested in writing stories and poem; he has also been aspired to write a full-length novel in Hindi. He has attended more than twenty National and International seminars and conferences and has got his research papers published in more than fifteen journals of high repute. He is devoted to both academic as well as administrative works. He has worked as NCC officer, IQAC Co-ordinator and Admission-in-Charge of his college. He believes in continuous broadening of his perception through close observation of life and literature.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Sonkar

Dr. Santosh Kumar Sonkar is an Assistant Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. He has edited two books – Situating Tribal of India: Language, Culture and Self (2018) and Dalit Assertion and its Space in Literature (2018); translated two book – Lessons from Forest and Mountain and Motyarin; published twenty papers and five book chapters, and presented papers in thirty National and International seminars. He holds several positions in the university such as Chairman, SC and ST Cell, Secretary, SC and ST Cell, Coordinator, Palash: Tribal Theatre Group and the like. As Coordinator of Palash: Tribal Theatre Group, he directed many performances of plays and dances. He has written five plays in Hindi which were performed at national stages though they are yet to be published.

Dr. Rajni Singh

Dr. Rajni Singh is a Professor of English and the Dean, Media & Branding at the Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad. She has held several administrative positions since 2014 till date. She was on the Board of the National Commission for Women (NCW), New Delhi, for the scrutiny of proposals received for conducting seminars/research studies and evaluation of research studies already carried out in 2016-2017 and 2017-18. She was enlisted as “one of the top 10 knowledge producers in India for the academic year 2017-18 and an Outstanding Research Faculty”. Besides, she is the recipient of Best Faculty Research Award by Careers 360 & MHRD at Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi. She is deeply interested in women’s writings and gender studies. She has worked on three major research projects funded by the Govt. of India: Indian English Poetry by Women since 1980s (University Grants Commission); Transgender Tourism in India (ICSSR) and Transgender Inclusivity: A Reality Check (National Human Rights Commission). She has several publications in her account especially in journals like Asian Journal of Women’s Studies (AJWS), Archiv Orientalni: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Asian Theatre Journal, Time Present: The Newsletter of the TS Eliot Society, Journal of Language, and Literature and Culture among others. She is the author of Tennyson and T.S. Eliot: A Comparative Study (2005), Anxiety of Influence: Tennysonian Echoes in T. S. Eliot (2013), the co-editor of The Indian English Fiction: A Critical Spectrum (2013) & Indian Poetry in English: In Search of Identity (2012) and a member of The TS Eliot International Society.

Dr. Panchanan Dalai

Dr. Panchanan Dalai is M.A., M. Phil. & Ph.D. from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221 005 where he has been teaching 2005. He has research interests in the area of Cultural Studies, Diaspora, Dalit Literature, Sexuality Studies, and New Literatures. He has been teaching various courses at B.A. M.A. and Ph.D. levels such as Renaissance Studies, British Literature, New Literatures in English as well as Critical Theory and Research Methodology. His class lectures are available on He has two books to his credit, entitled Modernity and Provincial Writing: The Case of Manoj Das (2016) and Understanding Island Diaspora: Literature from the Margins (2020), and has published several research articles in books and journals of international repute such as Ancient Asia (Web of Science listed), Rupkatha (Scopus listed), and Orient Blackswan. Besides, he has also nurtured his interest both in creative and journalistic writings, and thus has published in both the genres. Some of his creative writings, translations and journalistic writings can be read online in The Hindu, Muse India, and Orissapost.

Dr. Pragya Bajpai

Dr. Pragya Bajpai is a Central Government Officer serving as the Faculty of English at the prestigious National Defence Academy, Ministry of Defence, India. She holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. She has extensively published scholarly articles in many reputed National and International journals as well as book chapters. She has presented research papers in more than thirty National and International conferences, conducted several soft skill courses and delivered plenary talks on communication skills and personality development for post-graduate students of various colleges. Apart from being a profound bilingual poetess, she is the editor and designer of the International e-magazine Brahmand: Voice of the Cosmos for creative writing. Her book A Potpourri of Proverbs (2021) is a collection of poems based on English proverbs. Most recently, she has co-edited two bilingual anthologies titled Unkahi: The Unsung (2021), a collection of poems from the Armed Forces, to commemorate India’s 75th year of Independence and The Force is With Us: An International Anthology Celebrating the Armed Forces. Her poetry has appeared in National and International anthologies, and she received the Sahityakosh Samman Award in 2022 to her credit.

Dr. Sayantan Chakraborty

Dr. Sayantan Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Dubai Campus. He completed his Ph.D. from the Central University of Tamil Nadu on the topic “Reconnecting Khasi Culture with the Khasi Hills: A Post-Pastoral Reading of the Contemporary English Poems Written by the Select Khasi Poets”. He did his M.Phil. from the University of Burdwan on the topic “Ecocritical Reading of Temsula Ao’s Poems: An Exploration of the Ao-Naga Tribal Philosophy”. He did his M.A. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and PGCTE The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad. Before joining this prestigious Institute, he worked at many institutions like a Guest Faculty, Dr. B.N. Dutta Smriti Mahavidyalaya (University of Burdwan); Assistant Professor at the Ganpat University and Assistant Professor at KL University. He did his Summer School from the Irish Studies Summer School at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK. His research interests include Environmental Humanities, Geographical Humanities, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies and Indian English Literature.

Dr. Sree Prasad R.

Dr. Sree Prasad R., a native of Kollam, Kerala is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of English, N.S.S. College, Pandalam. He has done M.Phil. in English language and literature from The American College, Madurai, and M.Ed. from the School of Pedagogical Sciences, M. G. University, Kottayam. He carried out Ph.D. from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore focusing on the nuances of Multiculturalism in Contemporary African writing. He has published poems and research papers in various literary compilations and journals. “Call from the Dark”, his collection of poems, was published in the year 2016. It was the same collection that gained him much appreciation in the field of creative writing.

Dr. M. Marimuthu

Dr. M. Marimuthu, dwelling in Coimbatore, obtained his B. A. and M. A. degrees from Alagappa Govt. Arts College and M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. He has also got through National Eligibility Test (NET) for lectureship conducted by the University Grants Commission in 2016. Having a great interest in research, he has published more than ten articles in various reputed journals. He is very fond of teaching literary theory and criticism. Presently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Dr. N. G. P. Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.

Mr. Piyush B. Chaudhary

Mr. Piyush B. Chaudhary is an academician, critic, editor and is currently working as Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hansraj College (North Campus), University of Delhi, Delhi - 110007 . He has a cumulative teaching experience of over five years at the University of Delhi. He also renders his services as a Guest Faculty at the School of Open Learning (SOL), the University of Delhi and has delivered specialised guest lectures at several other reputed universities like Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh and others. He has been actively engaged in preparing the academic study material for SOL, University of Delhi for BA (Hons.) English Undergraduate programmes. As an editor, he has been associated with The Ad-Litteram Journal for over four years in various capacities as an editor and reviewer. He is currently the Assistant Editor of Ad-Litteram. Additionally, he also serves as an Associate Editor at International Journal of Innovation and Multidisciplinary Research (IJIAMR), the Journal of Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi. He has published several research papers on wide ranging themes like ‘feminism’ and ‘caste’ in various peer-reviewed journals of repute. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of English, University of Delhi. His areas of interest and research include Indian Literature, British Literature, Indian Writing in English and Dalit Literature.