Qualification: 
Ph.D, MA
ppvijayalakshmi@asas.kh.amrita.edu

Dr. P. P. Vijayalakshmi currently serves as Professor in the Department of English and Languages & Research Supervisor (Member, Board of Studies), School of Arts & Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi. 

Qualification: Ph. D., M. A., PGCTE (EFLU, Hyderabad).

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

A. K. Gopika and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, “Dalit Fiction and Post Truth: Joothan The life of a Dalit”, Indian Journal of Applied Research, vol. 9, no. 7, 2019.[Abstract]


The paper analyses “Untouchability” as a social evil that continues to prevail in this 21st century. “Untouchables” refer to the marginalized section of the society. Mahatma Gandhi has rightly said “It is the hateful expression of caste”. It is considered as an inhuman institution of Hindu society. It is a custom where lower classes are kept at away from the basics of life like education, status, employment, equality etc… There have been many Dalit writers who have fought all odds and have come to the forefront by writing about their lives. By doing so, they have tried to show the world the dark face of untouchability and how that has forced them to become focused and determined in their journey of life.

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2019

T. P. Swetha and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, “A Comparative Study of Dyadic Pairs in the Game of Chess and Macbeth: A Structuralist Analysis”, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems – JARDCS, vol. 11, no. 4, 2019.[Abstract]


The paper aims to carry out structural and conceptual similarities of the game of Chess and Shakespearean tragedy Macbeth. It gives a comparative textual and structural analysis of the play and the game. The structuralist analysis which greatly facilitates the study of narratives provides a systematic and schematic study of plot, characters, symbol, and corresponding structures.

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2019

M. Sooria and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, “Acquisition of English Language Skills by Arab Learners an Analysis of the Problems Faced”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) , vol. 8, no. 7c, 2019.[Abstract]


Abstract The paper probes the difficulties faced by Arab learners, especially from countries like Saudi Arabia, in mastering the four skills of English language namely listening, speaking, reading, and writing (LSRW). The four skills are used during first language acquisition in the order of listening, and then come speaking and later on reading and writing and these skills are required in using and comprehending any language. In this contribution a comparison has been made between the structures of both Arabic and English language, to analyse the interference of L1 on L2. Once the first language is acquired the brain is almost wired to a set of linguistic features. Such patterns interfere with the new linguistic structure of the second language. Some interference would be positive and would go unnoticed but some are negative bringing in a lot of difficulty during the new language acquisition process.

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2019

K. Das T. and P. P. Vijayalakshmi, “The Evolving Semantics of Devadasi: An Analysis of the Struggle and Resistance of Devadasis in the Light of Selected Movies”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 7c, 2019.[Abstract]


Abstract currently movies are the most effective and influential form of art. It has an immense role in the building and re-building of cultural codes. And also has an effective role in moulding the mass psyche. Society reflects in movies and in turn movies influence society. So the movies have a bidirectional influence in our society. The portrayal of devadasis in movies shows the easy subjugation of women and the multiple ways in which they are marginalized by the society.The identity of devadasis got negatively transformed when they were forced to enter into prostitution. It is apparent that the subaltern woman who has no choices in her life has to act under the principles of patriarchy and thereby denounces her femininity.The present paper identifies the different elements of subjugation of devadasis in the light of feminist theory. Andit also identifies the journey of their battle through the selected movies,Vaisali(1988), Devdas(2002), and Pranali-The Tradition (2008).

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2018

C. Karthika, P. P. Vijayalakshmi, and Maya L. Pai, “The Reach of Television: Viewing Habits and Patterns in Kerala ”, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics , vol. 118, pp. 1319-1332 , 2018.[Abstract]


Today, television has emerged as the major source of entertainment and learning in our country. All kinds of television programs, especially the serials, film clipping, news and news based programmes, sports and cartoons, affect people irrespective of gender, age and other demographic variables. The study was conducted to throw light towards various television viewing habits among the Malayali audience. . A Sample of 1000 respondents from four districts of Kerala were selected for analysis. Structured Questionnaires were distributed to them and the responses were collected. Chi- square test is used to analyze the collected data. The study also highlighted the TV program preferences among the viewers.

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