Dr. Shamenaz Bano






Kashmir, an integral Part of India

Kashmir, an integral part of India

Kashmir, an integral part of India

but are Kashmiris too

a question need to be answered

since ages

but relevantly

in the present scenario

with chaos

sweeping the valley

making it hell to live

for native people

a place once considered

as heaven

not only for natives

but also for visitors

has now turned

into hell




Trust an integral part of friendship

Dear Friend

Dear Friend

Your friendship

is a soothing fragrance for me

bestowed with love

and affection

but most importantly trust

making me believe

still goodness exist

in this world

where materialism

and selfishness rules supreme

Your trust on me

is a guiding spirit

amidst all sorts of pessimism

hopelessness and faithlessness

giving me relief

in most adverse situations

making me confident

that I can surpass everything

whatever comes in my way

keep this trust

in our friendship always

as this will inspire

to pass all the storms

of our lives triumphantly.




Sufferings an integral part of Refugees

The Cry of A Refugee

Running and running day and night

from one border to another

when will be have a permanent abode?

our own home lost

amidst conflict and chaos,

greed and lust for power

our home where once peace resides

has become a war torn place

we have to flee

not from our belongings

but from our memories

leaving behind our childhoods,

youths and old ages

don’t know we will return back

to a place where our dreams grew

but with war impose on us

our dreams are shattered

we are left to mourn

the losses not of properties

but our loved ones.

No hope for future,

No hope for lives,

Just a wish from God

to give us strength

to encompass all miseries

pains and sufferings.

Hope we can one day

return to our native place,

where our ancestors lived

with profound happiness and joy.









Dr. Shamenaz Bano is currently teaching English at Ewing Christian College, Allahabad. As part of the Department of English, University of Allahabad, she taught English Literature & Language in 2015-16. She is also former Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Sciences & Humanities, AIET, Allahabad. With a D. Phil in English Literature from the University of Allahabad, she has professional experience of more than 13 years. Her specialization is in South Asian Women Writing. She is the Author of ‘Shades of Life’ and Co-author of an anthology of poetry titled The Celebration of Our Voices with Deborah Brooks Langford of USA. She has co-edited Feeling for You with Armeli Quezon of USA. She has contributed poems to many international poetry anthologies like Poetry Archive, Feeling International, Women of Passion, Poetic Souls and Glomag. She is a member of the Editorial Board of journals including International Journal of Research and Humanitarian Studies (Jordan), Cyber Literature: An Online Journal, The Context, English Literator Society, Literary Miscellany, Research Access & Expressions, LevureLitteraire (France-Germany-USA). 

Dr. Shamenaz has published over 60 research papers and 31 book reviews in National & International journals and websites. She has presented papers at 18 International Seminars/Conferences and 36 National Seminars/Conferences and attended 7 workshops in India. 


She is a member of the Executive Committee of Progressive Writers Association.


Her Blogs are:




Articles similaires