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 Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

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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2017

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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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2016

Journal Article

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

2016

Journal Article

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

2016

Journal Article

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.

2014

Journal Article

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

2013

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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 Proceedings

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2011

Conference Proceedings

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.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2011

Conference Paper

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

Conference Paper

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

2009

Conference Paper

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

Conference Paper

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

2007

Conference Paper

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.

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