Editorial - Swarnalatha Rangarajan
12. "Niche in select Short Stories of Jhumpa Lahiri" - Rayson K. Alex and Nirmal Selvamony
14."Pastoral Frames and Myths in Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown" - D.E.Bennet
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