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Beyond Borders: Rethinking Cultures

Authored By: Dr. S. Prasanna Sree & Prof. Fewzia Benyelles Bedjaoui

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 9789389110425

Year of Publication: 2020

Pages: 274

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  English Literature

Price in Rs. 696.50

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About the Book


BEYOND BORDERS: RETHINKING CULTURES is an outcome of the proceedings of the International Seminar hosted by the Department of English in 2017. The Seminar Title is “Recreating Spaces: Language, Culture and Gender Issues.”

A critical analysis of the umbilical relationship between literary discourse and socio-cultural forces help us to decode the zeitgeist of art and life in any society. The overwhelming complexity of the socio-cultural continuum across a wide array of literary texts helps us to understand the dynamics of cultural representation, variance, alienation and assimilation and integration with the manifold implications of myth, history, gender and religion unified into a global context.

This book contains papers on different themes pertaining to culture and its ramifications in the context of literary discourse the world over. The authors discussed in this volume are Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe,Saleem Haddad, Amin Zaoui, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao, Alice Walker, Indira Goswami, Mulk Raj Anand, Toni Morrison, Anita Desai, Bucchibabu, Albert Camus etc.

This book, it is hoped, will prove to be a great resource to all scholars and academicians pursuing research and willing to work in the areas ofsocio-cultural studies in world literature.

About the Author




Dr. S. Prasanna Sree is working as Professor in the Department of English language and literature, Andhra University. Earlier she was at Shri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Tirupathi in the Department of English 1987 to 2000.She has co-authored a book titled English for Career Development as a part of her project under ODA sponsorship with the University of Manchester, UK. She is also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Semitic and Afro-Asiatic Studies, Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

She is a Scholar, Critic and Poetess. Her poetic career began with her first book of poems in 1990 with the title Time’s Test and other Poems (1990), Ripples on Still Water (1991), Misty Magma (1999), Whispers Within (2003), Shades of Silence (2005), Alalajadi (Poetic Collection in Telugu) in 2008, Symphony of Soul (2011), Canopy of Love (2011), Petals of Thought (2011), Withering Moments (2014), Don’t Push Me! The Sky Roofs my Valley Too (2014), Look, Back at the Longing Hills (2014), Woman in the Novels of Shashi Deshpande – A Study (2003), The Unheard Distance, Translations of Selective Tribal Oratures of Andhra Pradesh (2008).

Her Edited works include Indian Women Writing in English: New Perspectives (2004), Alien Among Us: Reflections of Women Writers on Women (2008), Silent Suffering and Unheard Agony in the Regional Writings on Women (2008), Psychodynamics of the Women in the Post Modern Literature of the East and the West (2008), Woman, who owns you...? (2008), Where a Woman finds no Voice: The World has Little Choice (2018), The Night Awaits Dawn (2018), Hushed Voices: Women Don’t Speak Loud (2018), The Crescent that Never Rose (2018).

She has participated and presented papers in various national and international conferences and has delivered lectures on international academic platforms. She has published articles in the field of Indian English Studies, Canadian Literature, Black Literature and Tribal Studies. She is a recipient of the Dalit Sahitya Academy Award, New Delhi for the year 2005 for poetic work “Shades of Silence” which was prescribed for the Post Graduate students of few Indian Universities. She is the first Woman in the world to have devised alphabets for 18 tribal, hill and plain land languages. For this rare accomplishment, she was honoured by the Miracle Book of World Records, UK, 2014, Golden Book of World Records, Australia, 2014, Universal Book of World Records, 2014, The Limca Book of Records in 2015 and World Atlas of Endangered Alphabets, USA, 2018. She was bestowed with the prestigious Woman Achiever Award by Nangarhar University, Afghanistan in 2017 for her outstanding work in the field of Tribal Literature, Gender Issues and Women empowerment. She is an active member in various national and international academic cultural and social organizations.


Prof. Fewzia Benyelles Bedjaoui


Bio: Prof. Fewzia Benyelles Bedjaoui lectures in Comparative and Postcolonial Woman Literature at Djillali Liabes University, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. Her PhD thesis is entitled: “Femininity between Illusion and Social Construction: the Case of Indian Prose Writing”. Her research interests include gender issues related to identity de/construction and transgression across time and space. She is involved in inter/national scientific committees. She publishes in French and English in France, Algeria and India, and participates in European conferences beside organizing international scientific events in her English Department. She supervises PhD theses in Woman Literature and Cultural Studies and can be contacted at: