Call for Papers

1. Call-for-Papers (Edited Volume of Research Papers) – 

Ether and Earth: A Compilation of Recent Articles on Indian Poetry in English (1965-2015)


Edited by Saikat Guha (Doctoral Research Scholar, Cooch Behar PB Univ., West Bengal)

Publisher: Thematics (An Imprint of Viswabharati Research Centre, Latur, Madhya Pradesh)

Email ID: songofmuse@gmail.com

Last Date of Submission (extended upto): 30 May, 2019


Poetry is at once ethereal and earthly. Extravaganza of imagination and concern with worldliness. The earthly (social, political, historical) issues sometimes take ingenious form moulded by the faculty of imagination. Indian poetry since the Independence has witnessed a profligate but incisive output. The book aims to assess the canon of Indian poetry in English during the past 50 years (1965-2015).

Papers must be original evincing serious work of research. Theory-based and analytical articles will be preferred over overviews and summative evaluations. Clichéd topics (like Kamala Das as a feminist poet) must be avoided. Articles on recent/contemporary poets will be more favoured. However, poets too unfamiliar or known only to a small region should be avoided.


There is NO publication or any other fee. There will be no compromise with quality of articles. Articles must be original and evince serious work of research. Consistency of argument and stylistic evenness are to be maintained. Theory-based and analytical articles will be preferred over overviews and summative evaluations. Substandard and plagiarized articles will be rejected.

Word-limit: 2500—3000 (preferably within the limit)

Submission must go to the email address <songofmuse@gmail.com> as neatly-typed MS-Word file (.doc/.docx) attachment. A short bio-note of the author should be appended to the main paper.

Documentation must strictly follow MLA style (8th ed.). Visit for an illustrative style-guide, format of the paper and other technical requirements: https://songofmuse.wordpress.com/scraps

[Download an illustrated style-guide.]


LIST OF POETS (Article to be written preferably on any one poet among the following. A comparative or study is also welcome.):

Nissim Ezakiel,   A K Ramanujan,   Jayanta Mahapatra,   A K Mehrotra,   R Parthasarathy,   Shiv K Kumar,   Kamala Das,   Keki N Daruwalla,   Adil Jussawalla, Manohar Shetty,   Dilip Chitre,   Vikram Seth,   Agha Shahid Ali,   Gieve Patel,   Arun Kolatkar,   Makarand Paranjape,   Eunice D’Souza,   Imtiaz Dharker,   Mamta Kalia,   Sujata Bhatt,   Meena Alexander,   Tishani Doshi,   Jeet Thayil,   Ranjit Haskote,   Tabish Khair,   Pritish Nandy,   Saleem Peeradina,   Meena Kandasamy,   Vihang Naik,   Temsula Ao,   Mamang Dai,   Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih,   Robin S Ngangom,   G S Sarat Chandra,   Arundhati Subramaniam, Jerry Pinto,   Sudeep Sen,   Nandini Sahu   &   Ananya S Guha.

* Please see Terms & Conditions below.




2. Call for Papers (Edited Volume of Research Papers) –

Indian Popular Culture: Theory, Entertainment, Politics and Beyond


Edited by Saikat Guha (Doctoral Research Scholar, Cooch Behar PB Univ., West Bengal)

Publisher: Yet to be Finalised (Will definitely be a Delhi-based reputed publisher which provides original ISBNs and launches books on Amazon.)

Email ID: songofmuse@gmail.com

Last Date of Submission (extended upto): 30 May, 2019


The current project aims to take into consideration Indian popular culture which encompasses a wide array of fields. Topics may include (but not restricted to):

  1. Mainstream Film
  2. Advertisements
  3. Music and Other Videos
  4. Television Culture
  5. Social Networking
  6. Popular Fiction
  7. Popular Politics
  8. Art and Sculpture
  9. Theories of Popular Culture

Suggested Basic Reading: 

Cultural Theory and Popular Culture (7th Ed.) – John Storey (Pearson)


There is NO publication or any other fee. There will be no compromise with quality of articles. Articles must be original and evince serious work of research. Consistency of argument and stylistic evenness are to be maintained. Theory-based and analytical articles will be preferred over overviews and summative evaluations. Substandard and plagiarized articles will be rejected.

Word-limit: 2500—3000 (preferably within the limit)

Submission must go to the email address <songofmuse@gmail.com> as neatly-typed MS-Word file (.doc/.docx) attachment. A short bio-note of the author should be appended to the main paper.

Documentation must strictly follow MLA style (8th ed.). Visit for an illustrative style-guide, format of the paper and other technical requirements: https://songofmuse.wordpress.com/scraps

[Download an illustrated style-guide.]

* Please see Terms & Conditions below.




N.B. (Terms & Conditions): 

1. These volumes are expected to be remarkable ones, and not merely for API/interview scores. So it might take longer time to edit. 2. Contributors must provide modifications to their articles (within two weeks) as suggested by the reviewers. 3. The Editor reserves the right to make changes to the papers without permission of the authors. 4. Decision of the Editor regarding selection and rejection will be final and binding, and no grievance in this regard will be entertained. 5. An article once submitted for the present projects can not be withdrawn or sent to somewhere else. Only after getting a notice of rejection the concerned contributor can send his/her article to another project/journal. 6. The copyright of the selected articles must be handed over to the Editor. The contributors can not re-publish such articles without prior permission of the Editor. 7. The contributors have to send a declaration stating the originality and non-publication of the paper. They will be responsible for subsequent charges of copyright infringement and/or plagiarism, if the case may be. 8. As these are non-profit academic projects, the contributors will not receive any royalty, remuneration, or free copies. 9. The books are expected to be released on major online megastores (like Amazon.in) to reach maximum scholars and academicians.


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