Contemporary Literary Review India <p>Contemporary Literary Review India (CLRI) is a literary journal in English and publishes a wide variety of creative pieces including poems, stories, research papers (literary criticism), book reviews, film reviews, essays, arts, and photography of the best quality of the time. <strong>CLRI is an internationally referred journal and publishes authors from around the world</strong>.&nbsp;It is one of the leading journals in the field of English literature and language.</p> Creative Content Media en-US Contemporary Literary Review India 2250-3366 <p>Please follow these guidelines.<br>1. Copyrights lie with the authors/contributors. The responsibility of the concept expressed in the writings published with any of our literary journals lies with the authors and Creative Content Media or Contemporary Literary Review India does not support or oppose any ideas of the authors or artists.<br>2. We ask for first publishing rights from the submitting authors. Once an article is published with CLRI, authors can use their articles as and when they like with due credit to us with issue number/date, for which they do not need to ask for permission from us.<br>3. We aim to promote knowledge and to propagate knowledge, we permit readers and authors to use, quote, and refer from any articles published with CLRI freely. Authors must agree to this nature of copyright before they submit to us. However any readers or authors must give due credit to the authors and this journal properly with issue number and dates.<br>4. We may make our content as a complete journal, anthology or in any other format either as soft copies or in print with several marketplaces for sales or through subscription. Authors must agree to this nature of copyright before they submit to us.<br>5. We nominate authors published with CLRI to various literary awards and prizes as and when required. Authors give us permission to nominate their names and their works without requiring us to ask prior permission and notifying them. If time permits, we would notify them.<br>6. We don't accept any articles that reflect pornography, uses racial language, hatred or any sorts of aversion.<br>7. We do not pay to the authors presently.</p> Subversion of Romance in Sadat Hasan Manto’s Bu <p>The given paper examines Sadat Hasan Manto’s short story <em>Bu</em>, through the lens of subversion of romance. <em>Bu</em> was deemed highly controversial when it was published due to its sexual overtones and the frank exploration of man-woman physical relationship. Manto has often been equated with D. H. Lawrence in his treatment of sex and sexuality and <em>Bu</em>, along with other writings landed Manto in court. Seen today, it is one of the finest pieces of writing in the genre of the Urdu short story and this short story is popular in Urdu as well as in translation. In the story, the hero’s perception of sexual experience is surprisingly rooted to a domain that leaves hardly any trace in Romantic history, to the fleeting realm of odour or scent. It is through the exploration of odour or scent that the hero compares two women in his life, whom he meets at different points of time. The odour becomes a commonality in the space-time continuum in the hero’s life yet it helps to differentiate every other relationship, or rather the insufficiency of every other relationship, how socially sanctified it might be. Manto does not compare merely two women, it is the artist at work, who pulls down the shams of romantic images associated with relationships. The paper uses the tool of the subversion of romance to study this effect.</p> Dr. Amrita Basu ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 1 7 The Body of the Condemned: Examining Gender Violence during the Partition in Manto’s Works <p><em>The Body of the Condemned: Examining Gender Violence during the Partition in Manto’s Works</em><br>by Rudrani Gangpadhyay</p> Rudrani Gangpadhyay ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 8 20 Jhunmun and the Horrible Spider <p><em>Jhunmun and the Horrible Spider</em> <br>by Ajay Pratap</p> Ajay Pratap ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 21 35 Fragments of Memory in the Times of War: Dispatches from Unconscious <p><em>Fragments of Memory in the Times of War: Dispatches from Unconscious</em> <br>by Ameen Fayaz</p> Ameen Fayaz ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 36 39 The Tran Family <p><em>The Tran Family</em> by Dan Corfield</p> Dan Corfield ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 40 45 The Word Catcher <p><em>The Word Catcher</em> by Dr Ranjana Sunil Alexiose</p> Dr Ranjana Sunil Alexiose ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 46 49 Gift of My First Love <p><em>Gift of My First Love</em> by Ranjeet Singh</p> Ranjeet Singh ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 50 54 Soil <p><em>Soil</em>&nbsp; by Katta Rajamouly</p> Katta Rajamouly ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 55 57 At the Threshold of Insanity <p><em>At the Threshold of Insanity&nbsp;</em>by Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee</p> Lakshmy Menon Chatterjee ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 58 61 Not in Vogue, Don’t Look For a Romantic Story <p><em>Not in Vogue, Don’t Look For a Romantic Story</em> by Merlin Flower</p> Merlin Flower ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 62 64 The Malodorous Jay, Colorful Prison Poems <p><em>The Malodorous Jay, Colorful Prison Poems</em> <br>by Pinaki Dewan</p> Pinaki Dewan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 65 67 À la Clinique <p><em>À la Clinique</em> by Raad Kareem Abd-Aun</p> Raad Kareem Abd-Aun ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 68 70 The Dark Alley! <p><em>The Dark Alley!&nbsp;</em>by Snehal Deb</p> Snehal Deb ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 71 73 Not a Word, Nor Sufficient Moment, FOREWORD, FOREFINGER <p><em>Not a Word, Nor Sufficient Moment, FOREWORD, FOREFINGER</em><br>Poems by Tatjana Debeljacki</p> Tatjana Debeljacki ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 74 77 Reviews Ketaki Datta’s One Year for Mourning <p>Reviews Ketaki Datta’s<em> One Year for Mourning</em></p> Rumpa Das ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 2 3 78 83