Now out is the latest issue (Volume 5, Issue 1, 2015) of the Journal of The Odisha Association For English Studies, ably edited by Dr Santwana Haldar (Baleswar, India).
It includes (pp. 63-77) my essay ‘Salman Rushdie as Public Intellectual’, given as a paper at the conference ‘Salman Rushdie in the 21st Century’, held at the University of Lisbon in 2013.
The essay is available on-line on my personal site at:
For the conference, see my report at:
The journal issue also includes articles on, among other themes, Jayanta Mahapatra (N.B. Routh), A.K. Ramanujan (Dimika Parmer), Rohinton Mistry (Saroj Laxmi Singh), Raja Rao’s ‘The Serpent and the Rope’ (Amarnath Shaw), Thomas Hardy (Gananath Dash), George Orwell’s ‘Coming Up For Air’ (Francesca d’Alfonso) and Oscar Wilde’s ‘An Ideal Husband’ (Rajeshwar Mittapalli and Anita Ahmadi), plus reviews and creative writing. The editor may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org