Authored By: Pulugurtha
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 200||Binding: Paperback (PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 276.50||Price in (USA) $. 22.12|
The volume is a collection of travel essays written over a period of seventeen years and published chiefly in a Kolkata newspaper, The Statesman and in the online magazine Café Dissensus. Travel writing is about memory, about sights and associations, pleasant and unpleasant. For me the process of writing about my visit to a place, whether well-known or off beat, is about revisiting the place as I write about it. It is not just about a place visited, sights seen, but about experiences. The charm of the place, its scents and smells remain with me and find expression in my writing. Certain places appeal for a longer period of time and remain with me for to become the subjects of my essays. The essays in the book are personal pieces and are grouped into three sections – Bengal, Beyond Bengal and Across the Oceans.
Dr. Pulugurtha is Head and Associate Professor in the department of English, at Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College. She has taught as Guest Faculty at West Bengal State University and Rabindra Bharati University. A UGC Junior Research and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English, University of Calcutta, she earned her Ph.D on Coleridge’s poetry. She has completed three UGC Minor Research projects – the first on poetry written in English in Bengali in the nineteenth century, the second on diaspora poetry and a third on Telugu films and the diaspora.She has been awarded an Associateship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India. Her research areas are British Romantic literature, Postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, literature of the diaspora and film. Dr. Pulugurtha has presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has published in refereed international and national journals. Nishi is a creative writer and writes poems and short stories. She writes on travel and Alzheimer’s Disease too. Dr. Pulugurtha has edited the June 2018 Issue of Café Dissensus that focused on Travel Writing.