Sarani Ghosal Mondal, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Humanities and Sciences, and PRO, National Institute of Technology, Goa. She is the author of a pioneering book entitled Poetry and Poetics of Walt Whitman and Sri Aurobindo. Apart from that, she has written another book entitled Various Voices: Indian English Literature. She has authored more than forty articles and research papers, especially on mysticism, comparative literature and soft skills. An Associate of IIAS, Shimla, she is at present collaborating in a UGC funded project on Comparative Mysticism at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.