A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244


  • Indian Campus Fiction and its Linguistic Gymnastics
    By: Richa Chilana

    This paper is an attempt to look at speech patterns, as seen in Indian Campus Fiction set in technical, management and liberal arts colleges and to question the homogenous categorization of ‘Indian Campus Fiction’ for the plethora of novels set in Indian campuses. The last few decades have seen a... Read more
  • Reading Journal: A Tool for Classroom Reading Assessment
    By: Lakshmana Rao Pinninti

    Weighing a pig won’t make it fatter. Testing our children won’t make them smarter. —Anonymous Introduction Recent research on classroom assessment has focused on the interaction between assessment and learning with a hope that improvement in classroom assessment would result in effective learning.... Read more
  • Inclusive Practices
    By: Kirti Kapoor

    Two decades ago, the UNESCO supported World Conference on Special Needs education led to the creation of the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education. The key premise of the action plan was to encourage schools to “accommodate all children regardless of their physical... Read more
  • I Cut Onions because I don’t have Tear Glands
    By: Lakshmana Rao Pinninti

    ‘One of the greatest problems facing the world today is the growing number of persons who are excluded from meaningful participation in the economic, social, political and cultural life of their communities.’(UNESCO) Disability has been viewed in two perspectives: medical and social. The former... Read more
  • Pedagogy, the Discourse of Inclusion and Human Rights of the Disabled
    By: Guntasha Kaur Tulsi

    This paper will begin with an exposition of the necessity of the recognition of human rights of the disabled within the Indian context. It would, then briefly, look at the situation of the absorption of the disabled at the school and the college levels. One will focus on the constant dilution of... Read more
  • Disability and Pedagogy in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black
    By: Richa Chilana

    Bhansali’s Black is loosely based on Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life and emerged out of Bhansali’s fascination with the ways and means employed by parents and teachers to reach out to the hearing impaired children-“How do you start the communication? How do you keep it going? What takes other... Read more
  • Lessons in Disability: Acceptance and Inclusion
    By: Shubhangi Vaidya

    The discovery that one’s child has a life-long developmental disability is a life-changing one, profoundly affecting the life- script and heralding a voyage of discovery and learning that no classroom can ever teach. This article is a reflexive take on my engagement with disability as the mother of... Read more
  • Why Literature?
    By: Ashok Celly

    John Stuart Mill was an extraordinarily brilliant child – what one would call a child prodigy. He learnt Greek at the age of three and zealously tutored by his intellectually formidable father James Mill acquired enormous learning at a very early age. Mill grew into an influential social and... Read more