Jayanti Naju Seth recently retired as Head of the Department of English, Jesus & Mary College after a career spanning forty years. Dr. Seth’s areas of interest are the modern novel as well as autobiographical writing. Her reading of Irish literature began while studying at Trinity College, Dublin, and has continued up to the present. Her Masters at the University of Kent at Canterbury was specifically in 20th Century American and British Literature. She has edited and published two collections of essays on Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and on Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold respectively.