Just published is the latest number of the Indian publication (based in Agra; Chief Editor: Dr Usha Walters Kishore, ISSN: 0972-6675), PEGASUS: A JOURNAL OF LITERARY AND CRITICAL STUDIES – Vol VI, Jan-Dec 2007.


Among the contributions are essays on: Salman Rushdie’s EAST, WEST (Gajendra Kumar), Vikram Seth’s TWO LIVES (Archana Devi Tyagi), Upamanyu Chatterjee’s AUGUST, ENGLISH (Murari Prasad), Rohinton Mistry’s FAMILY MATTERS (J.G. Duresh), the novels of Raja Rao (experimentaton and innovation) (Anil Vhatnagar and Vivek Bhatnagar), Mahasweta Devi’s AFTER KUKURSHETRA (Lata Dubey) Chinua Achebe’s ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNAH (R.K. Ashalata Devi), Doris Lessing’s THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK (Lata Mishra), Virginia Woolf (Bezhad Pourgharib), Seamus Heaney (Anju Bala Agarwal), the poems of the Indo-Canadian writer Stephen Gill (Lino Leito), the poems of the Canadian-Caribbean writer Marlene Nourbese Philip (Isabel Alonso Breto), and Henry James’ THE WINGS OF THE DOVE (Maria Antonia Álvarez). Books reviewed include Jaydeep Sarangi’s EXPLORATIONS IN INDIAN ENGLISH POETRY (reviewed by Sudhir K. Arora).


I have myself contributed ‘From Savoy to Agra: The Cross-Cultural Narrative of Benoît de Boigne’ (a historical study of an eighteenth/nineteenth-century adventurer whose career straddled India and Europe), and a translation (from Spanish) of ‘TomblessLand’, a short story by the Argentinian-born writer Ana Valentina Benjamin, the great-niece of the philosopher Walter Benjamin.


The next issue of PEGASUS will be a special issue on GENDER POLITICS (deadline for submissíons: 31 March 2008). I am an Advisor Referee for this journal. Please email me at: for further information.

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