Now published is Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2012) of the Journal of the Odisha Association for English Studies (ISSN 2249-6726), edited from Baleswar (Orissa, India), by Santwana Haldar. Among the subjects of the articles are: ‘Translation and the Context’ (Mohit K. Ray), ‘English and Information Technology: Reading Literature for Comprehension and Communication’ (Rajeshwar Mittapalli), Sri Aurobindo (Subhranshu Mohapatra), R.K. Narayan’s ‘The Dark Room’ (Subrata Debangana), Swedish Nobel laureate Thoms Tranströmer (Santwana Haldar) and Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ (Geetashree Ray). Also prominently featured is Orissa’s leading living writer, the poet Jayanta Mahapatra, with an interview, a critical study (by Bijay Kumar Dey) and two poems. There are also several book reviews: inter alia, of Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Riverof Smoke’ (Bikram Keshari Mohanty) and (pp. 210-214)my own review of Salman Rushdie’s ‘Luka and the Fire of Life’ (also available at: http://yatrarollason.info/files/RushdieLuka.pdf; see entry on this blog for 22 February 2011).
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