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