Qualification: 
Ph.D, MPhil, MA, B.Ed.
indub@am.amrita.edu

Dr. Indu B. currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Sr. Grade) at the department of English, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Amritapuri. She joined Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in 2005. Prior to joining Amrita, she worked as a Guest Lecturer in +2 level in Govt. Moyan Model Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Palakkad during  2002-2004. 

Education

  • September 2015: Ph D. 
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Title of the Thesis: Philosophical Visions in the Poems of Sree Narayana Guru and Sri Aurobindo
  • May 2001: M. Phil. English
    Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • 1999: M. A. English
    Calicut University,
  • April, 2002: B.Ed. English
    Calicut University
  • 2001: SLET (State level Eligibility Test for Lectureship),
    Govt. of Tamil Nadu G.O(2D)No12dt.02.08.2001, UGC’s Letter No F.&-7/90(NET) dt19-3-2002 Passed, August 2002
  • December 2002: SET (State Eligibility Test for Higher Secondary Education, Kerala)
     

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Gopika Raja A. and Dr. Indu B., “Navigating the Mechanics of Secondary Imagination in the Select Works of Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter”, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 12, 2019.[Abstract]


The phrase “Science and Imagination”, in the most
modern usage, has beckoned the interest of many critics across
the globe to dwell on the many possible connections between the
two conflicting concepts evoking myriad responses from social
commentators. There are those who would dismiss the role of
reason in imagination as the infringement of ethics in creative
writing. Aesthetic imagination in creative writing perhaps
demands going one step beyond the contours of reason to achieve
what is artistically termed as the miraculous representation of
reality. The juxtaposition of Science and Imagination is well
explained in the words of Coleridge in Biographia Literaria as
“To make the external internal, the internal external, to make
nature thought, and thought nature_this is the mystery of genius
in the Fine Arts”[223]. The confluence of science and
imagination breaks down the seemingly opaque barrier between
the heart and the head leaving the path open for the meeting and
merging of intellect and emotion. The present paper works upon
the ways by which the writers or artists of absurd literature,
especially of drama, have used secondary imagination to recreate
the experiences of their conscious will. The proposed paper titled
“Navigating the Mechanics of Secondary Imagination in the
Select Works of Eugene Ionesco and Harold Pinter” tries to
explore the nuances of secondary imagination in Amedee or How
to Get Rid of It and Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco and The
Birthday Party and The Caretaker by Harold Pinter. The paper
further intends to focus on how authors of absurd literature, like
Ionesco and Pinter, reflect the futility and absurdity of human
existence by making use of Secondary Imagination in their works.

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2019

Gopika Raja A. and Dr. Indu B., “Sound and Fury On the Move: A Critical Exploration of the Self and Metamorphosis in Road Movies”, International Journal of Technology and Exploring Engineering (Scopus ), vol. 8, no. 11, 2019.[Abstract]


A road movie is a film genre in which the main characters leave home on a road trip, typically altering their perspective from their everyday lives. A road movie is technically defined as a movie that starts at geographic point A and travels through various pit-stops along the way before reaching geographic point B, the final destination. Road movies are noted for their vivid, dynamic and picturesque narration. Normally the protagonist or traveler is a male and the purpose of journey is self-discovery. Characters’ internal conflicts and transformations are highlighted. The characters in road movies often experience new realities on their trip and often explore the intensity of their alienation and solitude on a possibly long road trip to a remote destination. In road movies, the protagonist is usually considered as on the move. The present paper explores the theme of oppression, rebellion, escape, self-discovery and the metamorphosis of the protagonist as depicted in Frank Capra’s movie It Happened One Night and the Easy Rider by Dennis Hopper. The paper, on a further note, examines the emotional transformations of the protagonists as they sail through varied personal, emotional and social experiences on the way to their destinations. Montage sequences, travelling shots, aerial shots and diegetic music are some of the technical peculiarities employed in road movies. The road movie entered a political phase in the late 1960’s influenced by the low budget biker movies and Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road. The narrative is somewhat picaresque in almost all road movies that sequentially present certain pertinent events that culminate in a good or bad ending

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2019

Amritha G., Manasi Suresh, and Dr. Indu B., “Literary trends in Cyber Space: Portrayal of the Metamodern “wings of Poesy””, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 3103 - 3106, 2019.[Abstract]


English literature, after sailing through different
courses down the history, has now entered a new space, which
may affect its further cruise. The growth of technological space
has given rise to a new genre called cyber literature, which plays
a significant role in the promotion of literary works. Cyber
literature refers to written literary texts, distributed and read on
electronic screens. This electronic space provides a more flexible
and convenient platform for the artistic expressions of aspiring
and budding authors. Cyber literature which emerged towards
the end of the 1990s through blogging, later expanded in social
media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Myspace
etc. While the means and modes of expression changed,
literature was again moulded into something else, satisfying the
needs of a modern reader. This paper explores the possibility of
social media and online communities as the new alternative to
print publication, and it also aims at studying the present and
upcoming literary trends in the cyber space through a few
examples. The case study includes an analysis of the works of
Rupi Kaur, an author who paved her way for fame using
Instagram; Terribly Tiny Tales and other pages in Facebook
which seized the young hearts with relatable snippets and prose
poems; applications like “Haiku jam” which bring together
people from all over the world to write a Haiku in unison. The
modern generation which upgrades their lifestyle along with the
technological evolution, and the contemporary issues that affect
them, brings out a new literary culture. The unrestrained
author-reader interaction further decreases the former gap
which held back the readers from voicing their opinions. While it
possesses both positive and negative effects, it creates a space
where everyone can be a writer, though only the fittest will
survive.

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2017

Dr. Indu B., “From Village to City: An analysis of Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve and Anita Desai’s The Village by the Sea”, IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), vol. 5, no. 12, p. 9, 2017.[Abstract]


The paper titled “From Village to City: An analysis of Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a  Sieve and Anita Desai’s The Village by the Sea” is an attempt to examine the attitudes of two characters to change, one representing  the older generation and the other the younger generation. In The Village by the Sea, Hari welcomes change while in Nectar in Sieve, Rukmani is unwilling to get acclimatized to the change that spills over to the village, but gradually becomes resilient to it.

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2017

Dr. Indu B. and S, S., “Ecofeminism in Nandini Sahu’s Sita (A Poem)”, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) an International Journal open access print and online, indexed, peer reviewed, UGC Approved Journal and refereed Journal, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. p.791-795, 2017.

2017

Dr. Indu B. and S, A. P., “Journey of Revelation: The Quest Motif in Jaishree Misra’s Ancient Promises”, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (RJELAL) , vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 690-694, 2017.[Abstract]


Jaishree Misra’s novel Ancient Promises throws light on the struggle undergone by women in the present day society. This novel discusses the plight of Janaki, who unwillingly agrees to fulfil the wishes of her parents. Forced to forget her first lover, compelled to marry another man of her parents’ choice, she becomes the mother of a baby girl, Riya. But fate plays rather a cruel game with her when Riya turns out to be mentally handicapped. This novel traces the trajectory of her growth as an individual who faces many problems with a strong mind. The story of Janaki is a message to the society. This paper examines the quest motif of the central character.

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2017

Dr. Indu B. and Sasankan, J., “From Fear to Fearlessness: A Thematic Analysis of Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terror in the International Journal of Language”, International Journal of Language, Literature in Humanities, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 129-133, 2017.[Abstract]


Shashi Deshpande (b.1938) has been publishing her novels since 1980. They explore woman’s quest for her identity. Her characters are middle class educated women who resort to silence and are denied the freedom to exercise their free will. Women, albeit endowed with immense potential make little use of it, when compelled to lead a life by stringent patriarchal norms. With no voice of their own, women are expected to carry out the role of a submissive wife, isolating themselves like a cocoon. Even if she becomes a success in her profession, she is not treated on par with her husband as he wants her to be one step below him and thus she becomes a victim of her husband’s inferiority complex. The article attempts to analyse the problems faced by Sarita and how she succeeds in coming out of this in Shashi Deshpande’s The Dark Holds No Terror.

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2016

Dr. Indu B., “Pearls of Vedantic Wisdom in Sree Narayana Guru’s Poems”, Research Journal of English Language and Literature (International) , vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 284-288., 2016.

2016

Dr. Indu B., “Sri Aurobindo’s Vision of Poetry”, The Quest , 2016.

2016

Dr. Indu B., “Philosophical Visions of Sree Narayana Guru and Sri Aurobindo”, International Journal New Literary Horizons , vol. 5, 2016.

2014

Dr. Indu B., “Advaitadarshanam in Sree Narayana Guru’s Atmopadesasathakam”, The Quest (National Journal) , 2014.

2013

Dr. Indu B. and Ramanathan, D. P. V., “One Caste, One Religion, One God: Sree Narayana Guru a Jnanin of Action”, MS Academic - International Multi-disciplinary Refereed Journal, 2013.

2008

Dr. Indu B., “Journey Homeward: The Spiritual Quest in Anita Desai’s novel Journey to Ithaca”, The Quest - National Journal , vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 105-111, 2008.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2011

Dr. Indu B., “Vedic Visions and Sri Aurobindo’s Poems”, in National Conference on Vedic Vision in Indian Writing in English, SSV College Perumbavoor, 2011.

2010

Dr. Indu B., “Mysticism in Sri Aurobindo’s Poems”, in National Conference on Re reading Sri Aurobindo, Pondicherry Central University , 2010.

2009

Dr. Indu B., “Cultural Interaction in Anita Desai’s novels Bye Bye Blackbird and Journey to Ithaca: A Comparative Study”, in 9th Biennial International Conference on Diverse Harmonies: Literary and Cultural Confluences, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, 2009.

2008

Dr. Indu B., “Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy in Vasavadutta”, in National Seminar on Indian Drama in English, Dindigul,Tamilnadu , 2008.

2007

Dr. Indu B., “Mantra-the rhythmic word”, in National Conference on Innovative Techniques and Approaches in Teaching English Language, PSG Institute of Technology, Coimbatore , 2007.

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Title

2011

Dr. Indu B., “City of Dawn and Life Divine”, International Conference on Science Technology and Sustainable Development, vol. 1. AIMS Kochi, pp. 188-191, 2011.

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