Literary Studies: Articles

Shanta has been publishing literary articles, reviews and poetry since her student days and also as a Lecturer in English at Ravenshaw College in Cuttack, India. She has continued with her literary and critical writings. This page lists some of Shanta’s publications in the field.

  1. “Elemental Natures by Lance Lee,” review by Shanta Acharya (iUniverse, USA; 2021) Agenda (Essays in supplement to ‘Weathering’ issue, April 2022, pp. 13-17).
  2. Kunwar Narain’s Witnesses of Remembrance: Selected Newer Poems translated by Apurva Narain,” Kavya Bharati, Issue 33, 2021.
  3. ‘Poetics of Home: Place and Identity,’ Agenda 1918 issue (No 29, 2017), pp. 1-4.
  4. “Poetics of Home: Place and Identity – Home, Displacement and Belongingness: The Search for Self,” Kavya Bharati (No 29, 2017)
  5. “The Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore,” The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, May 2016.
  6. “Lance Lee: Homecomings,” Agenda (Essays in supplement to ‘Family Histories’ issue, October 2015).
  7. “Of Hyacinths and Biscuits: Reflections on Poetry,” Mirrors and Lamps: Global Perspectives edited by Nibir K. Ghosh & A. Karunaker (The Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2014).
  8. “The Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore,” Rabindranath Tagore: The Living Presence, ed. Dr Nibir Ghosh (Authorspress, New Delhi, 2012).
  9. “To Taste That Various, Universal Bliss: The Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore,” Agenda (UK), Retrospectives Issue, Vol 46, No 3, Winter 2011.
  10. “To Taste That Various, Universal Bliss: The Poetry of Rabindranath Tagore,” Kavya Bharati (India), No 23, 2011.
  11. ‘Poetics of Self,’ Acumen (UK), Vol 69, January 2011, pp 46-51.
  12. ‘The state of the art of poetry in the electronic age,’ Acumen (UK), Vol 67, May 2010.
  13. ‘Poetry and Perception: Poetics of the Self,’ Shaping Minds: Multicultural Literature, ed. Dr Nibir Ghosh (Authors Press, New Delhi, India; 2010).
  14. On the Nature of Poetry and the Creative Process,’ Agenda, Fiftieth Anniversary Issue (UK), Vol 44 No 4/Vol 45 No 1, Winter 2009, pp 71-81.
  15. ‘On Poetry and the Creative Process’, Indian English Women Poets, ed. Anisur Rahman and Ameena Kazi Ansari (Creative Books, New Delhi, India; 2009).
  16. ‘A Poet’s Perspective’, The Icfai University Journal of Commonwealth Literature (India), Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2009, pp. 78-98 .
  17. ‘Nature Poetry,’ Acumen (UK), Vol 57, January 2007.
  18. The Contribution of Poets from India to American Poetry Today’, Agenda (UK), Vol 41, Nos 3-4, Winter 2005, US Issue, pp. 1-17.
  19. ‘The Contribution of Poets from India to American Poetry Today’, Kavya Bharati (India), No 16, 2004, pp. 93-111.
  20. ‘India 1997: Poetry in English’, The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad, Vol 18, No 1, Fall 1999, pp. 20-26.
  21. ‘We read the Orientals, but remain Occidental’: Notes on certain aspects of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Indianism’, Journal of Literary Studies: Ralph Waldo Emerson Number, Vol 5, No 1 & 2, 1982, pp. 13-29.
  22. ‘Problems of the Self in the Novels of Anita Desai’, Explorations in Modern Indo-English Fiction ed. R.K. Dhawan (New Delhi: Bahri Publications, 1982), pp. 236-255.
  23. ‘Katherine Mansfield and the Short Story’, The Journal of the Department of English, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Orissa, Vol II, No.1, February 1982, pp. 47-57.
  24. ‘Beyond the ‘New Woman’ in Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude’, Triveni: Journal of Indian Renaissance, Vol 48, No. 4, 1980. pp. 57-66.
  25. ‘A Work Well Done: An Analysis of Sylvia Plath’s ‘Edge.’ Osmania Journal of English Studies (India), Vol 15 (1979), pp. 49-54.
  26. ‘The Drama of Confrontation: A Study of Edward Albee’, The Indian Journal of English Studies, Vol. XVIII, 1978-79, pp. 83-97.
  27. The Zoo Story and the Myth of the Garden Setting’, The Rajasthan Journal of English Studies, Vol 4, No 7-8, 1978, pp. 29-36.
  28. The Zoo Story: Alienation and Love’, The Literary Criterion, Vol XIII, No 2, 1978, pp. 27-37.