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Devika Panikar

Devika Panikar
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δάσκαλος (dáskalos) means the teacher in Greek. Devika Panikar has been teaching English Language and Literature since 2006. She is an Assistant Professor with the Directorate of Collegiate Education under the Government of Kerala. She teaches at the Government Colleges under this directorate and is now posted at the Government Law College, Thiruvananthapuram. This website is a collection of lecture notes she prepared by referencing various sources for her students’ perusal. It has been compiled here for the sake of future generations.

Teaching Literature

Literature studies the world of imagination, where anything is possible, and anything can be assumed. Ideas, feelings and experiences expressed through language are known as literature. Therefore, t...

The Lesson Plan

Teaching is a complex task. The different steps constituting the teaching process are called the phases of teaching.Phases of TeachingThe teaching process can be divided into three phases- ...

Alice in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story o...

Antonymy

Antonyms are words that have contrasting or opposite meanings. Like so much of the English language, antonym is rooted in the Greek language. The Greek word anti means opposite, while onym means name....

Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is a book of the Hebrew Bible. The Hebrew title of the Book is Qohelet, a term related to the verb qāhal, “to gather, assemble.” The English name derives from the Greek translation of t...

What I Believe

E M Forster is primarily known as a novelist, short story writer and literary critic of a rare distinction. Though his contribution to English essays is substantial, he has yet to receive the critic...

Homonym

Homonymy refers to a linguistic phenomenon where two or more words have the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings. There are two main types of homonyms: homophones and homographs. Ho...