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  • Ensemble is a bi-lingual peer-reviewed academic journal that facilitates scholarly communication in the academic realm.
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The partition of Bengal in 1947 brings forth significant changes in the society, culture, economy and politics that have long term consequences. The article offers a deep insight into one more dimension associated with the event – the psychological metamorphism of the common people which is still alive and controlling the socio-economic-political landscape of the West Bengal.



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The present study entitled effect of drama on enhancing vocabulary learning in English for secondary school students in Yemen is an attempt to find out the impact of drama as a tool of teaching on improving vocabulary learning for students of secondary schools in Yemen. The participants of this study were 76 male students of 10thgrade from secondary school in Taiz City; Yemen included rural and urban students with high and low socio-economic levels. The sample was selected randomly and divided into two groups, experimental and control groups. The researcher selected some vocabulary lessons from the English course syllabus of 10th grade. The experimental group students were taught through the drama method, whereas the control group students were taught by the traditional method. Pre and Post-tests were administered to explore the impact of drama on vocabulary. The researcher used the statistical techniques, namely descriptive statistics to analyze the collected data and describe the research participants and their level in vocabulary in English. This study took 21 working days with forty-five minutes a day for each group in the academic year 2018-2019. The results of the study indicated that drama has a significant effect on improving and developing vocabulary in English.



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  • Satire in literature, from the time of its origin in ancient Greece, has played an important role as an upholder of human and social values. Satire performs this function by directing the tropes of ridicule and mockery towards those who fail to live up to the standard or those who deviate from the normative ideals either unwittingly or by choice. The lyrics of the songs of ‘Chandrabindu’, a contemporary Bengali music band, might be said to follow this age-old tradition of satire. Their lyrics stand apart from that of their contemporaries not only by the sheer intensity of satiric tone but also by the range of their inter-textuality. The lyrics of ‘Chandrabindu’ critique contemporary values by employing maneuvered ‘shifts’ in space and time in the course of their narratives. With unexpected temporal distortions and diverse juxtaposition of physical, mythological and literary spaces, the construction of their lyrics becomes postmodern pastiches. This paper intends to undertake a reading of select lyrics of Chandrabindu to understand how the dynamics of shift in time and space produce a satirical critique of contemporary values.




  • Code-Mixing (CM) and Code-Switching (CS) is a common feature of bilingualism. It is omnipresent in every human society and community around the world. It is present in the written dialogues of the characters of the novels. Indian English novels are marked with such examples of code-mixing and code-switching between English and Hindi. It is a representation of real-life conversations in Hindi or any language spoken all over India. The present paper explores the typology of code-mixing and code-switching in the conversation of characters in Mulk Raj Anand’s Coolie. The types are presented and limited to the dialogues/ conversation of the characters in the novel. The present study is based on the framework of typology given by Hoffman (1991). The data has been analyzed under each category and then, in the end, there is a collective discussion with consolidated findings. The instances of CS are italicized and presented without sentence, phrase and clause in which they are used. It is expected that this paper will be able to classify the types of code-mixing and code-switching used in the select novel.




  • Generally speaking, ‘intelligence’ refers to one’s ability to learn about, learn from, understand, and interact with one’s environment. In the first half of the 20th century, psychometric theorists like Spearman held that intelligence is a basic ability that determines the performance of all cognitive tasks and that it can be measured through IQ tests. On the other hand, the cognitive-contextual theory of intelligence that flourished in the second half of the last century held that cognitive processes operate in various environmental contexts. Among these theorists, possibly the most influential is Howard Gardner, who advanced the theory of ‘multiple intelligences’ (MI theory) in 1983. Refuting the age-old concept of intelligence as a single entity, Gardner held that there exists a multitude of intelligence, that are independent of each other, and that each intelligence has its strength and limitation. In the perspective of teaching-learning, MI theory recognizes each of the learners’ uniqueness in his/her own ability. It holds that each can flourish according to his/her area of strength if given the proper environment and opportunity. This theory makes educators rethink over organizing and reflecting on curriculum, assessment, and pedagogical practices in the classroom. However, the reorganization of the classroom environment based on MI theory has many practical constraints. Teaching-learning of beginners in a specially structured classroom with a few students might be a way out to design the education system according to MI theory. Due to these limitations, MI theory has remained, among significant parts of the academic fraternity, a theory only and not practicality.




  • The term ‘liminality’– derived from the Latin word Līmen meaning a threshold, introduced by Arnold Van Gennep in the context of analyzing rituals in small-scale societies, and theorized by Victor Turner in the late 1960s, has gained popularity in the field of contemporary refugee studies and has been considered by various scholars to be one of the distinct characteristics of the diasporas. On the backdrop of the historical partition of the Indian subcontinent and consequent mass migration, present work tries to understand how the notion of class-status-power-authority and especially gender played crucial roles to create the disjuncture into the habitual way of being of the East Bengali Hindu people during and aftermath of the partition. These East Bengali Hindus fled their homeland, became refugees in the newly formed province of West Bengal in India, and continued thereafter, living through an almost life-long passage, which remained betwixt and between ‘what they had been’ and ‘what they came to be’. Based on the fieldwork experiences of the author in a refugee settlement of West Bengal, this article tries to analyze refugee accounts on dislocation to shed light on how life in limbo challenged the agency of the refugees pushing them into a stage of continuous contestation and negotiation; and thereby started for them the process of shaping and reshaping their way-of- being, and structuring and restructuring of ‘self’ and identity.




  • In India, public, private and community radio stations air several radio programs for development. It is essential that in a developing country like India, the active participation of women is crucial to lead development plans successfully and for programs related to family, education, health, and nutrition, etc. There is awareness regarding the importance of women and the problems faced by them. Though women based radio stations are very less in India, the commercial radio stations tend to regularly broadcast programs that are based on timely women-centric issues. In this connection, the present study intends to analyze whether women based programs are useful. The study reveals that the programs of All India Radio (AIR) act as a tool for sharing knowledge and information intended for women’s development and for achieving gender equality. Private radio stations use social media more than public broadcaster for popularizing their programs and events conducted for women’s development. The campaigns conducted by private radio stations created awareness on the safety of women and the facilities available to ensure women’s safety and encouraged women to learn self-defence. Due to the health awareness programs aired by the community radio stations, women in the community got information about remedies and treatment for women-related problems, thereby resolving their fear about health problems.



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