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Glimpses of Indian Writing in English

By Dr. Bindu Ann Philip   |   St.Mary’s College Thrissur
Learners enrolled: 206
The initial part  of  the  course focuses  on  Indian poetry,  beginning  with  a poem  by  Nightingale  of  India  who  “infused artistry and poetry into the national struggle”, the  course then flows  to unveil  the beauty of Indian prose and short stories originating with  the  writings of   architect of modern India who said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Indian prose writings were fabricated with creativity and inquisitiveness. The  female  voices  in Indian English Writing  echoed  the  lyric  of  women rights and  their protest against patriarchy. The course terminates  by    the prominent   characters  of  Indian theatre. The  magnificent writings of  Indian authors  like Kalidasa, Girish Karnad are  brought in to frame scrutinizing the  cultural and  traditional  nuances.

Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Language
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 01 Jul 2024
End Date : 30 Sep 2024
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2024
Exam Date : 08 Dec 2024 IST
Exam Shift :

Shift 2

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.


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Course layout

Weeks Module

Week 1
Day 1 Introduction to Indian Writing in English
Day 2 Introduction to poetry in Indian English Writing
Day 3 Explanation on the theme of the poem, Songs of Radha: The Quest
Assignment-1
MCQ -Quiz

Week 2
Day 1Introduction to Rabindranath Tagore
Day 2 A Detailed Study of the poem Breezy April
Day 3 Theme and Major Ideas Presented in the poem Breezy April
Assignment-2
MCQ -Quiz

Week 3
Day 1 Introduction to Kamala Das
Day 2 A Detail Study of Kamala Das’s poem In Love
Day 3 Theme and the major ideas presented in the poem In Love
Assignment-3
MCQ -Quiz

Week 4
Day 1 Introduction to Nissim Ezekiel
Day 2 Detailed Study of Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.
Day 3 Themes and Ideas in Goodbye Party for Miss Pushpa T. S.
Assignment-4
MCQ-Quiz

Week 5
Day 1 Introduction to A. K. Ramanujan
Day 2 A Detailed Study of Looking for a Cousin on a Swing
Day 3 Themes and Major Ideas Presented in Looking for a Cousin on a Swing
Assignment-5
MCQ-Quiz

Week 6
Day 1 Introduction to Agha Shahid Ali
Day 2 A detailed study of the poem Postcard from Kashmir
Day 3 Theme and the major ideas presented in the poem Postcard from Kashmir
Assignment-6
MCQ-Quiz

Week 7
Day 1 General Introduction on Fiction in Indian Writing in English
Day 2 An Introduction to Jawaharlal Nehru
Day 3 Detailed Study of Tryst with Destiny
Assignment-7
MCQ-Quiz

Week 8
Day 1 Introduction to R.K. Narayan
Day 2 A Detailed Study of his work, Mars in the Seventh House
Day 3 Introduction to Amrita Pritam
Day 4 The detailed study of the short story The Weed by Amrita Pritam
Assignment-8
MCQ-Quiz

Week 9
Day 1 Themes in short story The Weed and its relevance
Day 2 Themes in short story The Weed and its relevance
Day 3 Introduction to Indian English Drama
Day 4 Naga Mandala: An Introduction
Assignment-9
MCQ -Quiz

Week 10
Day 1 Naga Mandala: Act I
Day 2 Naga-Mandala- Act 2
Day 3 Nagamandala - Multiple Climax
Day 4 Introduction to Shashi Deshpande and her major works
Assignment-10
MCQ- Quiz

Week11
Day 1 Parts of a Whole: An Analytic Note on Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows
Day 2 "Into the Depths" : Dissecting Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows
Day 3 Towards Closure: Exploring Shashi Deshpande’s Roots and Shadows
Day 4 Introduction to Translated Works in Indian Writing in English
Assignment- 11
MCQ -Quiz

Week 12
Day 1 Abhijnana Shakuntalam: An Introduction
Day 2 Abhinjnana Shakuntalam: Act I
Day 3 Abhijnana Shakuntalam: Act II
Day 4 Kalidasa’s Abhijnana Shakuntalam: Summarizing Act III – Act VII
Assignment-12
MCQ-Quiz

Books and references

“Indian English Literature.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Oct. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_English_literature. 

Ruprah, Harleen Kaur.,Vineeta Kaur Saluja. “INDIAN SOCIAL MILIEU IN THE NOVELS OF ARAVIND ADIGA”. International Journal of English and Literature (IJEL). Vol. 7, Issue 1, Feb 2017, 21-26.

Nandakumar, Prema. “Indian Writing in English.” Indian Literature, vol. 7, no. 2, 1964, pp. 45–51. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23329249. Accessed 17 Nov. 2020.

Narasimhan, Raji. “Indian Writing in English.” Indian Literature, vol. 6, no. 2, 1963, pp. 81–86. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23329411. Accessed 17 Nov. 2020.

The Hindu. “Short History of Indian Writing in English.” The Hindu, The Hindu, 15 Oct. 2013, www. thehindu.com/books/books-children /short- history -of-indian- writing-in- english/article 5226149.ece. 

V. de S. Pinto. The Modern Language Review, vol. 58, no. 3, 1963, pp. 424–425. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/3721453. Accessed 17 Nov. 2020.

Instructor bio

Dr. Bindu Ann Philip

St.Mary’s College Thrissur
Dr. Bindu Ann Philip, Assistant Professor in English, is working at St. Mary’s College, Thrissur, Kerala. Currently she is the Head of the Department. She started her teaching career in the year 1997 and worked with  Wesgreen International School, Sharjah as English language teacher for 10 years. Dr. Bindu Ann is a Research Guide in the department of Research at Vimala College (Autonomous), Thrissur. 

Course certificate

Course Completion will carry 70% weightage of end term exam and 30% weightage of interal assessments. A minimum 40% in each is required to qualify for the Course Completion Certificate.


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