Sarojkanta Dash is bilingual in English and Odia. As a writer, his areas of interest involve literary criticism, short fiction and poetry. He has already published a short story collection in Odia entitled Anuragara Basna (Fragrance of Love). It was published in 2010, and was well-acclaimed for having stories that explore into the ‘technologies of the self’. He appears frequently in mainstream magazines and the newspapers. With this book, he makes his debut entry into the canon of English criticism. In fact, he received his Ph.D. from Sambalpur University for this work (title slightly changed) in 2012. A lecturer by profession, he has been teaching English since 1990.