Editorial Review Board

Dr. Saoko Funada is a lecturer of English at Beppu University, Japan. She earned a Ph.D. in English language and literature from Hiroshima University in 2012. Her main focus is on the study of Charles Dickens’s figurative expressions such as metaphor, metonymy and simile, by which the author mainly describes various people or substances vividly and humorously. She has investigated the linguistic mechanisms of these tropes from semantic and cognitive perspectives in order to highlight the correlation between the two references (i.e. the topic and the vehicle) included in his expressions.

Dr. Usha Upadhyay (Poet and Critic), is Professor and Head, Gujarati Language and Literature, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. She is also the Dean of Arts faculty. Her literary contribution includes Poetry, Criticism, Research, Compilation, OneActPlay, Children Stories, Translations. She has published 32 books  till date. She has also won many state and national level awards for Gujarati and Hindi literary contributions including Sahitya Darshan Samaan, Bhagini Nivedita Prize, Batubhai Umarwadia Prize and others. She is also the Secretary (Publications), Gujarati Sahitya Parishad, Ahmedabad. She was holding the position of President of ‘Gujarati no Adhyapak Sangh'(Association of Gujarati Professors 2016-17).

Dr. Anuradha Sovani is Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai. She has formerly headed Department of Applied Psychology, University of Mumbai. Trustee and Consultant, Institute for Psychological Health, Thane, Maharashtra. Has successfully guided ten Doctoral students, one has submitted he thesis and four more working towards doctoral degree. She has authored various books on Mental Health, 65 research papers in national and international journals, and book chapters in National and International publications. She is working on a Shastri Indo Canadian Research Grantproject with University of British Columbia and has completed a collaborative study with University of  East Anglia. A project with Upstate University, NY is in the planning stages. She has served as Consultant to National and State level bodies like National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped Secunderabad, Rehabilitation Council of India, IGNOU, HSC board , the Maharashtra State Mental Health Authority, Yashada, Pune, Institute for Vocational Guidance and Selection, Maharashtra, and the Thane Police cell for Women’s welfare, the Saamajik Suraksha Kaksh. She currently serves on Core Committee for Rehabilitation, Department of Health Services, Maharashtra State, and Rugna Kalyan Samiti (patient welfare), Regional Mental Hospital,  Thane, Maharashtra.

Dr. Pawan Agarwal is Professor of Hindi and Modern Languages departmentat University of Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh. He has been teachings ince twenty-six years and has guided 34 Ph.D’s and 23 M.Phil candidates. He has published thirteen books and thirty research papers. He has won variou s awards including Shri Tulsi Samman, Sahitya Shri Samman. He has made ten educational documentaries with UGC sponsorships. He has coordinated many government projects and has held various administrative positions at Lucknow University.

Dr. Pratima Dave (Retd.) was the Ex Head of the Department of Language Teaching & Applied Linguistics. S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai. She has written 6 books and translated 2 books from Marathi into Hindi. She received the Sahitya Academi (Maharashtra) Award(2006) for best translation for Anandi Gopal- Marathi classic written by Shri Pad Joshi into Hindi. She is also a free lance translator.