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Re-Markings, a biannual refereed international journal of English Letters, aims at providing a healthy forum for scholarly and authoritative views on broad sociopolitical and cultural issues of human import as evidenced in literature, art, television, cinema and journalism with special emphasis on New Literatures in English including translations and creative excursions.

A Biannual Refereed International
Journal of English Letters

ISSN 0972-611X

Impact Factor: 11.489

Re-Markings (ISSN 0972-611X), a biannual journal of English Letters (published in March and September), aims at providing a healthy forum for scholarly and authoritative views on broad socio-political and cultural issues of human import as evidenced in literature, art, television, cinema and journalism with special emphasis on New Literatures in English including translations and creative excursions. Special Sections based on specific events, issues and themes are a regular feature of Re-Markings. Besides including contributions from noted scholars and critics, the journal makes an earnest endeavour to encourage new comers and young scholars by introducing their work to the academic fraternity in the country and all over the globe. Besides individual members, leading libraries in India and abroad subscribe to Re-Markings.



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Chief Editor :  ​Dr. Nibir K. Ghosh
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Taj Nagri – Phase 2,
Agra-282001, U.P. (INDIA).


Dr. Nibir K. Ghosh, M.A., PGDTE, Ph.D., D.Litt., is UGC Emeritus Professor, Department of English Studies & Research, Agra College, Agra (India). He was Senior Fulbright Fellow 2003-04 at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He is the author of widely acclaimed books: Multicultural America: Conversations with Contemporary Authors (2005), Calculus of Power: Modern American Political Novel (1997). He has edited two poetry anthologies — Poetic Miscellany and Spectrum of Poetic Sensibility — published by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He has published a monograph on August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson. His publications include Mirrors and Lamps: Global Perspectives (2014), Rabindranath Tagore: The Living Presence (2011), Charles Johnson: Embracing the World (2011), Shaping Minds: Multicultural Literature (2010), W.H. Auden: Therapeutic Fountain (2010), Erasing Barricades: Woman in Indian Literature (2010), Perspectives on Legends of American Theatre (2009) and Beyond Boundaries: Reflections of Indian and U.S. Scholars (2007). His most recent works are Mirror from the Indus: Essays, Tributes and Memoirs (2020) and Republic of Words: Conversations with Creative Minds from Around the Globe (2021). He has designed lessons on Virginia Woolf, Francis Bacon and Charles Lamb for the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. His essay, “From the City of the Taj to Bill Gates Town: The Fulbright Experience,” was featured  in An eminent scholar and critic of American, British and Postcolonial literatures, he has published over 200 articles and scholarly essays on various political, socio-cultural and feminist issues in prestigious national and international journals. He has been Executive Member of the Board of Directors for the American Studies Research Centre in Hyderabad for two terms. He has given extension lectures and keynote addresses at many university campuses in India and abroad. He is on the Review Panel of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) published by the University of Connecticut Glenbrook, U.S.A., and the African American Review, the Quarterly International Journal on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. It is significant that his essay entitled “The Spiritual Nationalism of Sri Aurobindo” is prescribed in the Foundation Course of Universities and colleges in Madhya Pradesh (India). He has delivered over 100 Radio Talks on wide ranging topics. Besides being felicitated by organizations like Sanskar Bharti and Lion’s Club, he was conferred the 15th U.P. Shikshak Samman 2006 “Aadarsh Shikshak” Award by Bright Organization of Youth for “Being an efficient teacher, an Ideal for the youth and Torch Bearer for Socioeconomic Development.” An Associate of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, he is the founder Chief Editor of Re-Markings. He received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at the 62nd session of the All India English Teachers Conference held during the Osmania University centennial celebrations organized by Osmania University Centre for International Programmes, Osmania University, Hyderabad from 18-20 January 2018. He was unanimously elected the Conference President of The Association for English Studies of India at the 65th All India English Teachers Conference held at Nav Nalanda Mahavihara, Nalanda from 24-26 November 2022. He is Convenor, English Literary Society of Agra (ELSA).



Dr. Charles Johnson

Dr. Charles Johnson is one of America's pre-eminent writers and thinkers. A Ph.D. in Philosophy and a l998 MacArthur Fellow, Charles Johnson is the author of four novels Faith and the Good Thing (1974), Oxherding Tale (1982),  Middle Passage (1990) and Dreamer  (1998); two collection of short stories, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1986) and Soulcatcher and Other Stories (2001); a work of aesthetics, Being and Race: Black Writing Since 1970 (1988); two collections of comic art, Black Humor (1970) and Half-Past Nation Time (1972);  Black Men Speaking (1997); King: The Photobiography of Martin Luther King Jr., (2000), and Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing (2003). He received the 1990 National Book Award for Middle Passage, becoming the first African-American male to win this prize since Ralph Ellison in 1953. Johnson has taught creative writing at the University of Washington, Seattle where he graced the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Professorship for Excellence in English. The American Academy of Arts and Letters has honored him with its award in Literature.

Editor : A. Karunaker

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Dr. A. Karunaker is former Professor of English at Osmania University, Hyderabad and Director, Osmania University Centre for International Programs (formerly ASRC), Hyderabad, India. He worked on “The Essays of James Baldwin” for his Ph.D. in English. His special interests are postcolonial and comparative literatures. He is the co-editor of Perspectives on Legends of American Theatre (2009) and Mirrors and Lamps (2014).

Executive Editor :  Sandeep K. Arora

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Sandeep K. Arora, a Graphic Designer by choice, is a self-styled genius blessed with the rare talent of transforming ideas and visions into exquisitely beautiful images, pictures and graphics. Right from the inaugural issue of March 2002, he has been designing the Re-Markings’ cover with such artistic passion that has attracted the attention of all who are aware of the national and international outreach of the journal. In addition, he has shouldered the responsibility of the WEB Master of with exemplary aesthetic elegance.

Professor Sugata Bose

Professor Sugata Bose, the grand-nephew of Subhas Chandra Bose, is Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, U.S.A., and former Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha. A Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (1983), his field of specialization is Modern South Asian and Indian Ocean history. A recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, his publications include Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital, A Hundred Horizons: the Indian Ocean in the Age of Global EmpireModern South Asia: History, Culture, Political EconomyNationalism, Democracy and DevelopmentCredit, Markets and the Agrarian Economy of Colonial IndiaSouth Asia and World Capitalism; and A Hundred Horizons: the Indian Ocean in the Age of Global Empire. His most recent book is His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire (2011). An eloquent orator, he has been invited for lectures and talks in various countries: Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Kuwait, Japan, Malaysia, Netherland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, U.K. and U.S.A. He has been interviewed by Nibir K. Ghosh for the Re-Markings’ Special Number (Vol. 16 No.1 January 2017) on Bose: Immortal Legend of India’s Freedom – Contemporary Critical Orientations. His historic and captivating speech as Chief Guest at the Launch of the Special Number at Agra Club, Agra on 18 March 2017 left indelible imprints on one and all.

Padam Shree Dr. Ramesh Chandra Shah

Padma Shree Dr. Ramesh Chandra Shah retired as Head of the English Department, Hamidia University, Bhopal in 1997. He headed the Nirala Srijanpeeth till December 2000.  Besides 11 acclaimed novels, his publications include Gobarganesh, Kissa Gulam, Poorvapar, Aakhiri Din, Punarvaas, Aap Kahin Nahin Rehte Vibhooti Babu besides several collections of Short Stories, Poems, Essays and plays. He received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Vinayak in 2015. He is a frequent contributor to Re-Markings.


Professor Morris Dickstein

Late Professor Morris Dickstein was Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He received his education at Columbia, the Jewish Theological Seminary, Cambridge, and Yale, where he worked with distinguished critics such as Lionel Trilling, F. R. Leavis, Raymond Williams, and Harold Bloom. His interests have ranged from English Romantic poetry to the history of criticism, from American cultural history to modern and contemporary fiction. A longstanding contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the Times Literary Supplement, he has also written for The American Scholar, Bookforum, The Nation, and many other publications, combining a career as a teacher and scholar with the activities of a public intellectual. His books include Leopards in the Temple, Gates of Eden, a study of the 1960s, Dancing in the Dark, a cultural history of the Depression era, and Why Not Say What Happened, a memoir. Professor Dickstein has been interviewed for Re-Markings by Professor Jonah Raskin (American Culture in the Sixties: A Conversation with Morris Dickstein). He has written the Foreword to Multicultural America: Conversations with Contemporary Authors by Nibir K. Ghosh (Unistar Books, 2005). The late Norman Mailer described Professor Dickstein as “one of our best and most distinguished critics of American literature.”

Dr. Jonah Raskin

Dr. Jonah Raskin, former chair of the Communication Studies Department at Sonoma State University, USA, is the author of six major books: The Mythology of Imperialism: Joyce Cary, E.M. Forster, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence (1971); Out of the Whale: Growing Up in the American Left (1973); Underground (1978); My Search for B. Traven  (1980); For the Hell of It: The Life and Times of Abbie Hoffman (1996) and American Scream: Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ and The Making of the Beat Generation (2004). In the late 1960s, Prof Raskin taught English and American literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and for most of the 1970s he worked as a reporter, a journalist and an editor at University Review, a monthly magazine of politics and the arts.  During the height of the cultural revolution of the 1970s, Raskin served as the Minister of Education of the Yippies (the Youth International Party), and maintained close connections with the Black Panthers, the White Panthers, the Weatherpeople, and with radical groups in France, England and Mexico. Since 1975 Raskin has lived and worked in northern California – with the exception of one year as a Fulbright Professor in Belgium where he taught American literature at the University of Antwerp and the University of Ghent. Raskin is now writing a memoir about his life in California and a literary biography of Jack London. A publisher poet, he performs his work in cafes, bookstores and libraries.

Dr. Amritjit Singh 

​Dr. Amritjit Singh is Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, Athens, USA. He has had a long stint as Professor of English at Rhode Island College, Providence, USA. He has authored or edited over a dozen books on American and Indian literatures. He co-edited, with Peter Schmidt, Postcolonial Theory and the United States : Race, Ethnicity, Literature (UP of Mississippi ), with Daniel M. Scott, The Collected Writings of Wallace Thurman (Rutgers UP, 2003), and most recently Interviews with Edward W. Said (UP of Mississippi , 2004). Dr. Singh was Fulbright Smith-Mundt Fellow, NYU, during 1968-74 and a Visiting Fulbright Professor at the JFK Institute of North American Studies, Freie University, Berlin, Germany during 2002-03. Past President of MELUS (1994-97), he has been poetry editor of South Asian Review. His poems and translations from Punjabi poetry have appeared inToronto Review, Re-Markings and other journals.

Padam Shree Jayanta Mahapatra

Late Professor Jayanta Mahapatra, physicist and poet, holds the distinction of being the first Indian poet in English to have received the Sahitya Akademi Award (1981) for Relationship. His other volumes include Close the Sky, Ten by Ten, Svayamvara & Other Poems, A Father’s Hours, Temple, A Rain of Rites, Waiting, The False Start, Life Signs, Dispossessed Nests, A Whiteness of Bone, Burden of Waves and Fruit and Bare Face. His honours include the Jacob Glatstein Prize for Poetry. He wrote in English and Oriya and edited the literary journal, Chandrabhaga. In his Sahitya Akademi Award ‘acceptance note’ he gratefully confesses his debt to Orissa, “to this land in which my roots lie and lies my past, and in which lies my beginning and my end, where the wind knees over the grief of the river Daya, and where the waves of the Bay of Bengal fail to reach out today, to the twilight soul of Konark, I acknowledge my debt and relationship.”

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