I Know Why the Caged Bird Wants to Sing by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Reading the biography of Maya Angelou (1928-2014) is a riveting experience. It is an account of a girl against whom all possible odds in life are stacked – poverty, skin color, lack of education, broken home, racial hatred, … Read more

ISC Class 12 – Literature — Candida [Act 1] -Explanation and Q and A

Candida by George Bernard Shaw Who was G. B. Shaw .. Reading Candida would remain incomplete without learning about the accomplishments of its writer, George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).  He dropped ‘George’ from his name and wanted to be called just ‘Bernard Shaw’. He was a … Read more

ISC Class 12 Literature — Dream Children by Charles Lamb

Dream Children by Charles Lamb Charles Lamb(1774-1834) didn’t live long, but he made stellar contribution to English literature through his essays, short stories, and poems. His personal life was beset with many problems. A lunatic elder sister, a futile romance, and his struggle with mental … Read more

ISC Class 11 Literature– Salvatore by W. Somerset Maugham

Salvatore by W. Somerset Maugham About the author .. Rarely has English literature produced such a prolific short story writer, playwright, and novelist as Dr. Somerset Maugham(1874-1965). This literary genius, born in a family of legal luminaries, spurned a career in law, although it offered … Read more

ISC Class 12 Literature ..Quality by John Galsworthy

Quality by John Galsworthy About the author ….John Galsworthy (1867–1933), the celebrated English novelist and playwright will remain evergreen in the minds of readers for his campaign against class divide, the malaise of materialistic pursuits of the affluent class,  and the appalling conditions in prisons … Read more