The Global Association of English Studies



A literary art attains universal value when it reflects human experience and sensibility faithfully, and also corresponding with the universal socio-moral codes. By virtue of its live performance and potential to facilitate direct communication between the artist and the audience, drama has immersed as a potent literary mode of representation of human sensibility that is universal and is beyond the limitations of time and space. It is the oldest, most authentic and genuine, and the most appealing form of literature. It has also been acknowledged as an instrument to human entertainment and enlightenment for ages. For serving this genre of literature with a sheer creativity and sensitivity to humankind, the Global Association of English Studies feels honoured in honouring Shri Mahesh Dattani with The Indian Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, 2018, for his supreme contribution to Indian English Theatre. 

The International Academic Fraternity has always acknowledged the great contribution of Prof. Sulabha Natraj to the field of Education. Her contribution to the field of research in communication science and pedagogy is a reference for thousands of research scholars and teachers in India. Serving the discipline for all her life, she has been an inspiration to academic aspirants. Her work defines Excellence; her sincerity defines perfection. She has already won several laurels at national and international levels, however, we are so honoured that she has agreed to accept The Indian Award for Academic Excellence, 2018, from the Global Association of English Studies. By honouring her, actually, we are the knowledge and wisdom in us.