SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH 2021-07-03T08:13:57+00:00 Sandeep Open Journal Systems <p><strong>SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH</strong> is a peer-reviewed (refereed) and open access journal<strong>.</strong> IJELLH is indexed with <strong> <a href=";hl=en&amp;authuser=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener" data-saferedirecturl=";source=gmail&amp;ust=1576664770299000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEpmvLz85rDq7nHLXm3B9JKSvTL1w">Google Scholar</a></strong> and <a href="">PKP Index</a>. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH has been granted a new Online ISSN: <a href="">2582-3574</a> and Print ISSN: <a title="2582-4406" href="">2582-4406</a>. The journal is published by SMART MOVES publications, Bhopal, India.</p> <p>The previously granted ISSN <a href="">2321-7065</a> was for the International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities (IJELLH), which was valid from June 2013 until November 2019. From November 2019 onwards, the new title of the journal will be SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH. IJELLH provides researchers with an online platform to publish their research work.</p> <p><strong>Aims and Scope for publication</strong></p> <p>The primary objective of IJELLH is to offer an online open-access platform for international researchers. IJELLH publishes articles on a broad spectrum of English Language, English Literature and Linguistics. The journal further covers various aspects of the research field and most of these are mentioned hereafter:</p> <p><strong> English Language</strong> – Grammar, Punctuation, Accent, Comparative Study, ELS (English as a second or foreign language), English language teachers training, Language teaching methodologies<strong> </strong>and other related topics.</p> <p><strong> English Literature</strong> – Fiction from Chaucerian Age to Post Colonial Age, Canadian Literature, Indian Literature &amp; many other topics related to Literature till date and related subject areas.</p> <p><strong> Linguistics</strong> – Linguistics is the scientific study of language. There are three aspects to this study: language form, language meaning and language in context. IJELLH publish the following subject areas like Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Language Documentation, Linguistic Theories, Philosophy of Language, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Text and Corpus Linguistics, Translating and Interpreting, Writing Systems and related subject areas.</p> <p> </p> Teaching Indefinite Articles in English Using Hindi Speech Sounds: A Classroom Action Research 2021-06-28T10:26:59+00:00 Disha Esther Ramtek <p>This paper focuses on teaching the use of indefinite articles ‘a’ and ‘an’ appropriately to the students who have had their schooling from Hindi medium schools and are presently pursuing bachelor and diploma courses. It was seen that these students fail to use correct indefinite articles before English words because of the lack of knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds in English language, further to solve this issue a technique was introduced to the students where they could use their prior knowledge of sounds associated to Hindi letters of alphabet. Classroom action research was performed for the fulfillment of the purpose of this research.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Disha Esther Ramtek Theorising Material Ecocriticism: From Abstract to Concrete 2021-06-30T09:15:17+00:00 Suhasini B. Srihari Dr. D. Yogananda Rao <p>The material-turn in the millennial period brought in newer insights in the understanding of the relationship between the material and its users. It would be interesting to explore the trajectory from this point, for the New Materialism that came about was founded on drawing from multifarious disciplines – natural sciences, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, history, geology and cultural studies. Today, the theoretical framework of Ecocriticism has adopted several tenets of New Materialism and has evolved into ‘Material Ecocriticism’. The present paper aims to study the latest development of ecocriticism in association with materialism, while paying particular heed to how ‘matter’ plays a pivotal role in constructing and communicating narratives. The study also looks at reading matter as an active agent in propelling any alterations in our relationship with nature. Along with a quick rereading of William Blake’s selected poems, the study proceeds to highlight the importance of accurate interpretations that could bring about considerable changes in our attitudes toward the environment.</p> 2021-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Suhasini B. Srihari, SettingsDr. D. Yogananda Rao Pandemic and Virtual Learning: The Fourth Era in the Growth of English as a Global Language 2021-07-01T09:55:13+00:00 Ms. Nandhini R Dr.T.V.S. Padmaja <p>The status of English language among all other languages is always a topic of interest for many centuries. It appears that no other language ever created a colossal impact on other cultures, languages and world history. This paper will investigate the question of what defines a language as a global language and what factors are the factors that determine the status and the present state of English during the Covid 19 crisis.</p> 2021-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Ms. Nandhini R, Dr.T.V.S. Padmaja The Depiction of ‘New Woman’ in Manju Kapur’s Home 2021-07-02T09:00:10+00:00 Ms .S. Nivetha Dr.K. Ravichandran <p><em>It is impossible to overestimate the significance of Indian English Writing in the commitments made by its female pupils. ManjuKapur is one of many who strive to speak to the realities of Indian women, who endure a variety of hardships and tribulations as a result of the city's tradition and modernization have opposing weights. She illustrates the difficult decision-making of middle-class females who transform from quiet victims to ultimate agitators, challenging the male-dominated society's age-old customs, morals, and constraints. ManjuKapur's Home is a great example of self-assurance. ManjuKapur's Home exemplifies this type of self-assertion. The work is situated in a downtown neighborhood, and the key hero Nisha is shown as a lady who fearlessly confronts and overcomes the limits of being a woman. She ultimately achieves her determined journey towards becoming herself. ManjuKapur acknowledges illiterate intellectual Indian women's ability to recognize their impulses for self-discovery in their adolescence as a ‘new woman.'</em></p> 2021-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Ms .S.Nivetha, Dr.K.Ravichandran Kaleidoscopic Portrayal of Early Twentieth-Century British India: A Study of Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable 2021-07-03T07:54:40+00:00 Suresh Kumar <p>Mulk Raj Anand (1905-2004) is considered one of the pioneering Indian writers in English of Anglo-Indian fiction who gained international acclaim. Along with R.K. Narayana, and Raja Rao, he is popularly known as the trio of Indian English novelists. He marked his revolutionary appearance by giving voice to the oppressed section of the society with his novel, <em>Untouchable</em> in 1935. In this novel, he takes a day from the life of Bakha, a young sweeper who is an untouchable because of his work of cleaning latrines in the early 20<sup>th</sup> century British India. Discrimination based on caste and poverty are the two focal points of this novel. This paper aims at portraying a kaleidoscope of socio-cultural, economic and political spheres of life. It aims at painting the unexplored, and less talked vistas of life. Hence while revisiting untouchability and poverty, this paper offers an analysis to a variety of colours or a collage of varied aspects of human life.&nbsp;</p> 2021-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Suresh Kumar The Role of Indians in Imperialistic India as portrayed in Amitav Ghoshs’ The Ibis Trilogy 2021-07-03T08:13:57+00:00 Sharmila Priya S <p>Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy is a saga of the Opium War and the imperialistic monopoly of Great Britain over almost half the world. The British conquered India and ruled over the sub-continent with an iron hand, but at the same time being flexible with certain practices of the Indians. The Indians on the other hand, apert from sporadic outbursts, supported the British in their rule, with money and men. The symbiotic relationship of the British rulers and the Indian subjects was complex and incomprehensible to outsiders. The British through careful manipulation made the Indians do their bidding and this is reflected by Ghosh in his trilogy.</p> 2021-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Sharmila Priya S