Rhapsody: Literature Festival of ZHDC

The English Department at Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, organised their annual literary festival-event, Rhapsody 2014. The one day festival was organised in collaboration with FORTELL, whose generous support helped in organizing a host of literary events. The festival was inaugurated with an enlightening lecture, ‘Jorasanko-The Writing of Bio Fiction’ by Dr.Aruna Chakravarty, well- known writer and translator. Focussing on the little known lives of women in Rabindranath Tagore’s family, the talk chronicled the poignant details of their lives. Dr. Chakravarty shared her experiences of gathering literary and historical evidences pertaining to the same, a tough task, for, as she put it, the records of the Tagore women were “oddly reticent, though verbose.” The lecture captivated the audience’s attention and was followed by an interesting interactive session.

The festival featured a whole lot of events – creative writing “Spell Bee”, “Just a Minute” extempore, general quiz and treasure hunt. One important highlight of the festival was the photography competition which invited online entries on various issues. The shortlisted entries were beautifully mounted and displayed. The Indian Institute of Photography sponsored the photography event and offered internship to the winners to hone their talent. The wonderful artwork by the students and beautiful photographs were much appreciated by the audience. The festival saw participation from various colleges of Delhi University. Rhapsody’14 not just showcased the creative and literary dimension of the students’ personality but their wonderful organizational skills as wel

Call for Papers

for FORTELL, ISSN no. 2229– 6557, January 2015, Issue no.30

Articles/research papers are invited for publication in Fortell (Forum for teachers of English language and Literature) a peer-reviewed journal with a focus on the innovative pedagogical practices and teaching of English language and literature.

Fortell Journal is published twice a year i.e. January and July by FORTELL, New Delhi. Copyright for the individual contribution rests with the author. However, Fortell Journal should be acknowledged as the original source of publication in a subsequent publication. Fortell retains the right to republish any of the contributions in its future publications or to make it available in electronic form for the benefit of its members.

Guidelines for submission

Soft copies of articles/research papers (not exceeding 2000 words), reports, book reviews, (300-350 words) and letters to the editor (100-150 words) should be sent along with a photograph and a brief bio note in about 25-30 words to Dr. A.L. Khanna, Coordinating Editor at amrit.l.khanna@gmail.com. The contributors should clearly indicate their name, email ID and phone number. Contributions should conform to the sixth edition of the APA style sheet in format, citations and bibliography. Contributors should give a declaration that the paper is original and does not violate the copyright law and it has not been published elsewhere before. Please look up the website www.fortell.org regarding guidelines for submission of the manuscript. Contributions from the members of FORTELL are solicited.

Guest Editors: Rachna Sethi & Ruchi Kaushik

Last date for submission: October 31, 2014


Aman Kumar 

Aman Kumar is a student of English(Hons.) at Zakir Husain Delhi College.