The Literary Criterion

Current Volume: 58 (2023 )

ISSN: 0042-452X

Periodicity: Quarterly

Month(s) of Publication: Mar, Jun, Sep & Dec

Subject: Literature and Fiction


The Literary Criterion is now 66 years old and the longest Indian journal in continuous circulation in the country. It is internationally known and has successfully crated a critical climate for the past 60 years also influencing the academia about new areas of literature like The American, The African, the Australian, Caribbean, the New Zealand etc literature's. It has brought out various special issues and all these areas including Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, F R Leavis and Indian writers of English. All the special issues have appeared in hardback as independent volumes. Its reputation is such in exchange for it more than 15 international journals are being received at Dhvanyaloka, Mysore.

C N Srinath


Associate Editor
Ragini Ramachandra

Guest Editor

Volume 58 Issue 1-2 , (Jan-2023 to Jun-2023)

Rethinking Sitayana : A Transplant from The Ramayana

By: Bijay Kumar Das

Page No : 1-14

Price: 251

Professor C.D. Narasimhaiah - Advocate of “New Poetics for India”

By: B. Parvathi

Page No : 15-25

Price: 251

Poile Sengupta – A Study of her Plays: Mangalam and Inner Laws

By: V. Satya Sudha

Page No : 26-47

Price: 251

The Growth of a Novelist: A Study of Namita Gokhale

By: Shyamala A. Narayan

Page No : 48-64

Price: 251

Review Article
Punjabi University, Patiala Tether That Light by Debasish Lahiri. Red River, 2022. Pp. 175. Price INR Rs. 349/- USD 9.99

By: Rajesh Sharma

Page No : 65-70

Price: 251

Book Reviews
Queeny Pradhan, Ranis & The Raj: The Pen and The Sword, Penguin Viking, Gurugram (India), 2022. Pp. 336. Rs. 699/-

By: ..

Page No : 71-100

Price: 251

A Report on the Proceedings of the Annual C.N. Sanjay Birth Anniversary Programme at Dhvanyaloka (Nov. 8, 2022)

By: ..

Page No : 101-111

Price: 251


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Page No : 112

Price: 251

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