K. V. Dominic

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K. V. Dominic
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Born (1956-02-13) 13 February 1956 (age 62)
Kalady, Kerala, India
Occupationwriter , poet, critic
NationalityIndian
Notable works
  • Winged Reason
  • Write Son, Write
  • Multicultural Symphony
Website
www.profkvdominic.com

K. V. Dominic (born 13 February 1956), an Indian poet, short story writer, editor, and critic, writing in English, is a retired professor of the PG & Research Department of English, Newman College, Thodupuzha, Kerala, India. He took his PhD on the topic "East-West Conflicts in the Novels of R. K. Narayan with Special Reference to The Vendor of Sweets, Waiting for the Mahatma, The Painter of Signs and The Guide" from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala.[1]

Literary career[edit]

In addition to many poems, short stories, and critical articles published in national and international journals, he has published thirty six books so far including six books of English poems, one each translated poetry book in Hindi and Gujarati and two short story collections in English.[2] His poetry collections Winged Reason , Write Son, Write , Multicultural Symphony , Contemporary Concerns and Beyond [3] Cataracts of Compassion [4]have received a huge critic response from in and outside India. He has also edited a number of books on different poets and short story writers. His poems featured in the poetry anthology, The Dance of the Peacock: An Anthology of English Poetry from India,[5] featuring 151 Indian English poets, edited by Vivekanand Jha and published by Hidden Brook Press,[6] Canada. His English and Hindi translated poems are included in Amaravathi Poetic Prism 2016 International Multilingual Poetry Anthology.[7] Dominic’s poetry has been critically studied by eminent professors, scholars and writers from India and abroad and Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, USA published a critical book on his poetry in 2016, consisting of 24 papers and an interview, under the title Philosophical Musings for a Meaningful Life: An Analysis of K. V. Dominic’s Poems.[8] Dominic’s poetry has been discussed in detail in the various chapters of PCK Prem’s critical book entitled English Poetry in India: A Comprehensive Survey of Trends and Thought Patterns published by Authorspress, New Delhi in 2011.[9] Prof. T. V. Reddy in his research book A Critical Survey of Indo-English Poetry published by Authorspress, New Delhi in 2016, has studied in detail K. V. Dominic’s poetry in a separate chapter.[10] A Complete collection of K. V. Dominic's poems entitled K V DOMINIC ESSENTIAL READINGS AND STUDY GUIDE was published by Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, USA in 2016. The book is aimed at inclusion in the syllabus of South Asian Studies in USA, UK, Canada and Australia. Also it is going to be considered for UG and PG studies in some universities of India.[11]

Activities and Recognition[edit]

Prof. Dominic is the Secretary of the GIEWEC (Guild of Indian English Writers Editors and Critics), whose headquarters is at Thodupuzha, Kerala, India . It is a large literary family consisting of professional writers, editors, university/college professors and PhD research scholars from India and abroad. He is an authority on research methodology and writing manuals and he conducts workshop on research methodology and MLA style of documentation in different parts of India every year. Dr. Dominic has been interviewed by an Italian Professor, Prof. Elisabetta Marino, and it appeared in reputed Italian journal MOSAICO in Italy and Brazil and its English translation in international refereed quarterly journal, Labyrinth from Gwalior.,[12][13]

Editorship[edit]

Dominic is serving as the editor and publisher of the international refereed biannual journal, International Journal on Multicultural Literature (IJML)' and Editor-in-Chief of the Guild's international refereed biannual journal, Writers Editors Critics (WEC).[14] Both the journals are abstracted and indexed by Literary Reference Centre Plus, EBSCO Host, USA for Worldwide reference.[15] IJML has been included in the University Grants Commission of India approved list of journals with journal number 42456 [16]

Awards[edit]

International Poets Academy, Chennai conferred on him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for his literary contribution to world peace and harmony.India Inter-Continental Cultural Association, Chandigarh conferred on him Kafla Inter-continental Award of Honour SAHITYA SHIROMANI in recognition of his contribution in the field of literature at the 10th International Writers' Festival at Trivandrum (Kerala) on 28 December 2014.

Interviews with Dominic[edit]

Dominic has been interviewed by several scholars and litterateurs and they have been published in various prestigious international Journals.

  • Interview with Prof. Dr. K. V. Dominic by Prof. Elisabetta Marino published in MOSAICO, Italiano February 2012 issue and English Translation in Labyrinth[17] vol-4 No.-2, Gwalior, India, April, 2012.
  • Interview with Prof. K. V. Dominic by Dr. Rohit Phutela published in International Journal on Multicultural Literature[18][19], Vol-7, No-1, Kerala, India, January, 2017.
  • Prof. K. V. Dominic in Conversation with Parthajit Ghosh published in Poetcrit[20] Vol-30, No-2, Himachal Pradesh, India, July 2017
  • Revelations of a Pantheistic Poet: Dr K.V. Dominic in Conversation[21] by Goutam Karmakar published in Writers in Conversation[22], Flinders University Journal, Vol-4, No- 2, Australia, August 2017.

Published books[edit]

Poetry collection[edit]

  • Winged Reason(2010), Authorspress, New Delhi
  • Write Son, Write(2011), Gnosis, New Delhi
  • Multicultural Symphony (2014), Gnosis, New Delhi
  • Contemporary Concerns and Beyond(2016), Authorspress New Delhi
  • K. V. Dominic Essential Readings and Study Guide (2016), Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, USA[11]
  • Abheepsa(Hindi translated poems) (2016), Trans. Dr. Santosh Alex. Authorspress, New Delhi
  • Aapni Abheepsa. (Gujarati Translated Poems). (2016), Trans. Fr. Varghese Paul, SJ and Yoseph Macwan. Rennade Prakashan, Ahmedabad[23]
  • Cataracts of Compassion (2017), Authors Press, New Delhi[24]

Short story[edit]

  • Who is Responsible?(2016), Authorspress, New Delhi
  • Sanchita Karma and Other Tales of Ethics and Choice from India (2018), Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, USA[25]

Criticism[edit]

  • Pathos in the Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2009.
  • Multicultural Consciousness in the Novels of R. K. Narayan. New Delhi. Authorspress, 2012.

Edited books[edit]

  • Postcolonial Readings in Indo-Anglian Literature. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2009.
  • Selected Short Stories in Contemporary Indo-Anglian Literature. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2009.
  • Stephen Gill's Poetry: Panorama World Peace. New Delhi: Gnosis, 2010.
  • Discourses on Contemporary Indian English Poets. New Delhi: Gnosis, 2010.
  • Studies in Contemporary Canadian Literature. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2010.
  • Critical Studies on Contemporary Indian English Women Writers. Sarup Book Publishers, 2010.
  • Critical Perspectives on the Poetry of R. K. Singh, D. C. Chambial and I. K. Sharma. New Delhi: Access, 2011.
  • Disccourses on Five Indian Poets in English: Keki N. Daruwalla, Shiv. K. Kumar, Pronab Kumar Majumder, Syed Ameeruddin and Aju Mukhopadhyay. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2011.
  • Concepts and Contexts of Diasporic Literature of India. New Delhi: Gnosis, 2011.
  • Changing Face of Women in Literature: The Flaming Spirit. New Delhi: Gnosis, 2012.
  • Studies on Six Indian Poets in English: Jayanta Mahapatra, Hazara Singh, P C K Prem, Gopikrishnan Kottoor, Manas Bakshi, Chandramoni Narayanaswamy. New Delhi: Gnosis, 2012.
  • African and Afro-American Literature: Insights and Interpretations. New Delhi. Authorspress, 2012.
  • Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Indian Poetry in English. New Delhi. Access, 2012.
  • Jayanti M. Dalal: Select Stories(Edited Stories) (2013), Authorspress, New Delhi
  • Sarojini Sahoo's Feminine Reflections. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2014.
  • Indian Literatures in English: New Directions, Newer Possibilities. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2014.
  • Multicultural Literature of India: A Critical Evaluation of Contemporary Regional Literatures. Jaipur: Vking Publishers, 2015.
  • World English Fiction: Bridging Oneness. Jaipur: Vking Publishers, 2015.
  • Multicultural Studies on Three Nobel Laureates—Rabindranath Tagore, Toni Morrison and Alice Munro. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2016.

[26]

  • Pamela Jeyaraju, eds. Environmental Literature: Research Papers and Poems. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2016.[27]
  • The Poetic Art of T. V. Reddy: New Perspectives. New Delhi: Authorspress, 2017.[28]
  • Raichel M Sylus, eds. Multicultural Matrix: Shifting Paradigms. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2017.[29]
  • S. Barathi, eds. Diasporas and Dilemmas: The Voice of an Exile. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2017.[30]
  • A Journey from Within to Beyond: A Bunch of Short Stories Culled from Different Cultures. New Delhi: Authors Press, 2018. [31]

Critical books on Dominic's poetry[edit]

  • English Poetry in India: A Comprehensive Survey of Trends and Thought Patterns. By P C K Prem. Published by Authorspress, New Delhi in 2011
  • Philosophical Musings for a Meaningful Life: An Analysis of K. V. Dominic's Poems(2016), Ed. S. Kumaran., Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, United States
  • Essential Readings and Study Guide.(2016), Ed. Victor R. Volkman. Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, United States
  • Write My Son, Write—Text and Interpretation: An Exercise in Reading. (2016) By Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhayaya. Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, United States
  • A Critical Survey of Indo-English Poetry. By Prof. T. V. Reddy. Published by Authorspress, New Delhi in 2016
  • K V DOMINIC CRITICISM AND COMMENTARY: AN ESSENTIAL READINGS COMPANION. By Ramesh Chandra Mukhopadhyaya. Modern History Press, Ann Arbor, USA in 2017[32]
  • The Social, Cultural and Spiritual Dimensions of Modern Indian Poetry in English.Edited by Vijay Kumar Roy. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Lady Stephenson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2PA, UK, 2017[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "K.V. Dominic's Winged Reason by Prof. Dr. Ram Sharma". Boloji.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ "BOOKS - Prof. K V Dominic". Profkvdominic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
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  4. ^ https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077FXPD7K
  5. ^ Grove, Richard. "The Dance of the Peacock:An Anthology of English Poetry from India" (current). Hidden Brook Press, Canada. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  6. ^ Press, Hidden Brook. "Hidden Brook Press". Hidden Brook Press. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Welcome to Muse India". Museindia.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  8. ^ Kumaran, S., ed. (1 February 2016). "Philosophical Musings for a Meaningful Life: An Analysis of K.V. Dominic's Poems". Modern History Press. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  9. ^ P, Prem (20 August 2017). "English Poetry in India: A Comprehensive Survey of Trends and Thought Patterns". Authorspress. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  10. ^ Reddy, T. V. (20 August 2017). "A Critical Survey of Indo-English Poetry". Authorspress. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  11. ^ a b Dominic, K. V. (15 July 2016). "K. V. Dominic Essential Readings and Study Guide: Poems about Social Justice, Women's Rights, and the Environment". Modern History Press. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  12. ^ "Interview with Prof. K. V. Dominic". connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  13. ^ Kumaran, S., ed. (1 February 2016). "Philosophical Musings for a Meaningful Life: An Analysis of K.V. Dominic's Poems". Modern History Press. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  14. ^ [2]. Accessed 10 May 2013 Archived 10 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
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  16. ^ "Welcome to UGC, New Delhi, India". Ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
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  19. ^ "International Journal on Multicultural Literature".
  20. ^ "Welcome to UGC, New Delhi, India". Ugc.ac.in. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  21. ^ Karmakar, Goutam (August 2017). "Revelations of a Pantheistic Poet: Dr K.V. Dominic in Conversation". Writers in Conversation. 4 (2).
  22. ^ "Writers in Conversation". journals.flinders.edu.au. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Prof. K V Dominic - Prof.K V Dominic". Profkvdominic.com. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  24. ^ https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077FXPD7K
  25. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Sanchita-Karma-Other-Ethics-Choice/dp/1615993932/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531807094&sr=1-1&keywords=SANCHITA+KARMA
  26. ^ Dominic, K. V. (20 August 2017). "Contemporary Concerns and Beyond". Authorspress. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  27. ^ Dominic, K. V.; Jeyaraju, Pamela (20 August 2017). "Environmental Literature: Research Papers and Poems". Authorspress. Retrieved 20 August 2017 – via Amazon.
  28. ^ http://authorspressbooks.com/book_detail.php?preference=1242
  29. ^ https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077CZZWSL
  30. ^ https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077D1L93N
  31. ^ https://www.amazon.in/Journey-Within-Beyond-Different-Cultures/dp/B07HYTBKG9/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1541992336&sr=1-13&refinements=p_27%3AK.+V.+Dominic
  32. ^ https://www.amazon.in/dp/1615993576
  33. ^ http://lib.myilibrary.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id=1010150

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