ABOUT THE AUTHOR Binod Mishra
Binod Mishra (1966) did his Honours (1989) and M.A. (1991) in English Literature from LNMU, Darbhanga. He was awarded Ph.D. in English on Mulk Raj Anand from the same university in 1998. Dr. Mishra has over ten years of teaching experience both at college and university levels. He started his career as a lecturer in English in February 1995 and was the Head, (Department of English) in Rangachachi College, Majuli, Assam, for five years. He received UGC Minor Research Project on the topic "Journey from Innocence to Experience in major Indo-Anglian Novelists". He has attended various conferences, seminars and workshops of National and International standards. He has also contributed his articles extensively to various journals and, anthologies on fiction and poetry. Apart from his critical writings, he has a good number of poems published both in English and Hindi. His areas of interest, include Indian Writing in english, Modern Fiction, and Modern Peotry and Criticism. Besides his keen interest in literature, he is actively involved in carrying, out research in the areas of Technical and communication English. Dr. Mishra is a Life Member of All India Association of English Studies. He is also a member of All India Studies in contemporry Literature. Since October 2000-Dr. Mishra has been an Assistant Professor, languages Group in Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, (Raj.) He is also the co-editor of BITSCAN-Semester News, a bi-annual newsletter published from the institute. He has also co-edited proceedings of National Seminar on Communication, held in October, 2004 and released in the form of a book " Communicating at Work: Shifting Paradigm and Emerging Trends'