SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH <p><strong>SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH</strong> is a peer-reviewed (refereed) and open access journal<strong>.</strong> IJELLH is indexed in the MLA Directory of Periodicals 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 publishes 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> Smart Moves en-US SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH 2582-4406 <p></p> Intersection of the Personal and the Political Life in Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom <p>The autobiography is a genre that focuses on the personal life of the autobiographer as narrated by him. In an autobiography, the autobiographical narrator engages in the reconfiguration and reconstruction of his own personal history which is inextricably connected to the social, political, economic and many other discursive contexts. Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom records the tension between the personal and the political in the context of Mandela’s life and shows how it resulted in the formation of a larger personal identity. Although Mandela’s autobiography revolves around the personal, the subjects that it incorporates are much broader and complex than a personal narrative. It is at the same time the story of his personal life and the story of how his country gained independence as seen and experienced by him. Mandela’s autobiography not only represents his personal life but it is also representative of an era. In writing his autobiography, he also writes the major political events that effected millions of lives. The autobiography documents Mandela’s life, the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the struggle across Africa to shake off the control of colonial powers. This paper will address the interlacing of details pertaining to the individual as well as the political activist with a support base across Africa.</p> Akash Borchetia Copyright (c) 2022 Akash Borchetia 2022-09-28 2022-09-28 11 26 10.24113/ijellh.v10i9.11353 Myth, Tradition and Indian Beliefs in Shashi Deshpande's "The Dark Holds No Terrors" <p class="paragraph" style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 200%; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="color: black;">Shashi Deshpande is one of India's most well-known novelists today. Women's writing in India has a shorter history than male writing, but we are seeing a rise in the number of women authors whose fiction is being&nbsp;recognized&nbsp;internationally. They have won a slew of national and international awards and grants, and it now appears that women's writing will rise to prominence&nbsp;shortly as they catch up to their male counterparts. While many other women authors, such as Kamla&nbsp;Markandaya, Nayantara Sehgal, Ruth&nbsp;Prawar&nbsp;Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Santha Rama Rao, Attia Hussain, Padmini Sen Gupta, Nargis Dala, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Gita Mehta, Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, enrich Indian English Literature, Deshpande occupies a special place She is one of the few authors working today who incorporates literary allusions, myth, and mythology into her work, effortlessly blending it with earlier results.&nbsp;</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="paragraph" style="margin: 0in; margin-bottom: .0001pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: .5in; line-height: 200%; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="normaltextrun"><span style="color: black;">Deshpande has used Indian myths, legends, and people in many novels as metaphors for events, incidents, happenings, and characters. In many of her books, she incorporates Western folktales. Shashi Deshpande's writings, especially her novel "The Dark Holds No Terrors" (1980), paint a&nbsp;startlingly&nbsp;vivid picture of Indian womanhood's inner world. For&nbsp;too long, it has been made to stay quiet. Deshpande's use of myth and folklore in her novels exemplifies the decolonization of the Indian literary imagination. These devices are handy to the author for illuminating the inner world of women's minds since many of her novels&nbsp;contain&nbsp;female protagonists.</span></span><span class="eop"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Prajesh Jena Copyright (c) 2022 Prajesh Jena 2022-09-28 2022-09-28 27 36 10.24113/ijellh.v10i9.11354 Thirst for Identity in James Welch’s Winter in the Blood: A Study of Rejection, Isolation and Segregation <p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </em>&nbsp;Society gifts a person with myriad of identities, in different places a person has to put up different attire. He has to juggle with the multiplicity of pretentiousness where he loses his uniqueness. Everything changes when the attire is ripped, damaged, torn, ragged and finally converted to rugs. A man then starts feeling miserable to see the original him. At certain spaces he feels rejected and tries to get alienated, which results in his isolation that makes him believe that he is standing without identity. In the novel, Winter in the Blood, we meet a thirty- two year old narrator who is nameless and is disheartened facing the societal challenges, who is rejected, isolated and segregated and has no corner to breathe a colorful life with shimmering sound. He thus, chooses a deep dark nook to breathe Nihilism. The narrator is so much normal to the entire non normal situations that now he feels nothing for any situation or person. We can see his losses, his pain, and his struggle for survival when we catch all twenty-two situations where he can adjure neither his love nor his fear. A sense of helplessness and the fear of being stalked by the shadow of white-men traumatize him and drag him towards alienation and isolation. The present paper aims at analyzing the crisis of self identity in the novel, Winter in the Blood.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Kasturi Sinha Copyright (c) 2022 Kasturi Sinha 2022-09-28 2022-09-28 1 10 10.24113/ijellh.v10i9.11352