Vol. 1, Issue 2, November-December 2020

New Literaria

Vol. 1 Issue 2
November-December 2020

Special Issue– ‘Re-thinking the Postcolonial: Texts and Contexts’



Literature as a Tool of Epistemology: Medieval Perspectives for Post-Modernity Or, the Post-Modern World Long Anticipated by the Pre-Modern: Boethius’s De consolation philosophiae, Apollonius of Tyre, Marie de France, and Ulrich Bonerius
Albert Classen

The Failure of Success? Postcolonial Analysis and Its Spread
Paul Sharrad

Post-Colonialism Eats Itself Alive: Artistic Self-Consumption in the New Dark Age
Robert Masterson

Towards a Postcolonial Pedagogy
Durba Basu

Plantationocene and Environmental Crisis: Discussing Cultivation and Neo-Colonialism in the Global South
Sindhura Dutta

Languages of Resistance: Women in the Print and Oral Cultures of Colonial Punjab
Arti Minocha

Beyond Dormancy: A Peek into the Performance of Sleep
Ayatree Saha

Science, a Metaphor of Nationalism: Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray and Postcoloniality
Biswanath Banerjee

Re- writing the Mizo: Continuing the Narrative
Catherine Laldinpuii Fanai

No Room of One’s Own: Rethinking the Idea of Female Domestic Space in India during the Pandemic of COVID -19 through Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own
Aditi Behl

Discourse on Gender Issues among Rural Women during Bodhgaya Land Struggle, Bihar, the late 1970s and 1980s
Upendra Kumar

Re-Conceptualising Racial Identity of Subaltern Malaysian Chinese Community in Tash Aw’s We, the Survivors
Gheeta Chandran & Foong Soon Seng

TO BE OR NOT TO BE A “MOTHER”: A Study of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children and Indira Goswami’s “The Offspring”
Gutimali Goswami

Nagini: A Representation of the Sexual Objectification of the Oriental Subject
Ipsita Chakrabarty

A Macabre Decay of the Human Body: A Study of Select Black Death Paintings
Jane Mary Joseph & K.C. Lalthlamuani

Colonized by the Dark Whites Freed by Grace: An Analysis of the First Two Mizo Written Narratives
Lalnienga Bawitlung & K.C. Lalthlamuani

The Colonial Evils Depicted in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness
Md Masihur Rahman

Power Politics, Quest for Identity and Assimilation in Post Colonialism: A Study of Peter Caray’s Jack Maggs
Navdeep Kaur

The Quest to Reclaim the Lost Status of Hijras in India: A Reading of Living Smile Vidya’s I Am Vidya: A Transgender’s Journey and A. Revathi’s The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story
Pratishi Hazarika

Interspecies Relationships: Death, Grief and Mourning in Bengali Short Stories
Swatilekha Maity

Sex and Female Anatomy in the Urban Context in Reference to the Works of Chetan Bhagat
Sourav Dey

Madness of the East: Demystifying the Colonialist Perspective on Frank Swettenham and Hugh Clifford’s “Amok”
Foong Soon Seng & Gheeta Chandran

Between Motherland and Fatherland: Rootlessness and the Indian Jewish Identity in a Post-Colonial Context
Smita Singh

Possibilities of Conversation between Posthumanism and Postcolonialism: A Case Study of Public Bus Names
Saikat Chakraborty

Draupadi: Revisiting the Past through the Lens of the Gendered Subaltern
Shangsita Goswami

Master-Slave Dialectic and Mimicry: A Postcolonial Analysis of the Subjectivity of Frankenstein and his Monster in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Tanya D’souza & Dr Hemangi Bhagwatis

Secular Dreams and Minority Question: Reading Disgraced with Talal Asad
Arju Khatun

The Virtual Tempest, Digital Caliban and Robotic Ariel in the TransCreated Toufann: A Mauritian Fantasy by Dev Virahsawmy
Mustabshira Siddiqui

Monsters on Screen: A Comparative Study of Branagh’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Saikat Sarkar


Tanmoy Kundu is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of English, Midnapore College (Autonomous), West Bengal. He has published four research articles and fourteen book chapters on Feminism, Popular Culture, Indian English Novel, and Indian English Drama in national and international journals and edited volumes. Besides English literature, he has a passion for Linguistics, Dalit Literature, and South Asian Literature. Mr. Kundu has been acting as a reviewer for peer-reviewed national-level journals like Advances Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, (a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal). He has edited a book, Off the Line: Transgression and Its Representation in Literature and Culture (Atlantic Publishers, New Delhi) in 2019. His recent area of research is concerned with Dalit Studies, Street theatre.