A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

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


  • 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
  • Native Speaker Fallacy: a Recipe for Confusion (and ridicule!)
    By: M. R. Vishwanathan

    “Professor Henry Higgins: Why Can’t the English? By Henry, look at her, a prisoner of the gutter, condemned by every syllable she ever uttered. By law she should be taken out and hung, for the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue. Eliza: Aaoooww! Higgins (imitating her): Aaoooww! Heavens! What... Read more
  • Peer Feedback in the ESL Writing Classroom
    By: Ramanujam Parthasarathy

    Introduction Writing occupies an important place in any English as a second language (ESL) classroom: students are required to do a great deal of writing. But, unless they are given reliable feedback on their writing, the set writing tasks may not help them much in improving their writing skills... Read more