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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2008

HIN 330 • Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era (1920s-'40s)

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31813 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
MEZ 2.120
MEZ 1.204

Course Description

This advanced reading course will examine the poetry and prose of a diverse group of writers who shaped Hindi literature during the nationalist period. The short stories of Premchand, Jainendra Kumar, and Yashpal, and the poetry of Chhayavadins such as Nirala and Mahadevi Varma will form the core. Critical studies in English will also be assigned. Hindi 330 and 384 may not both be counted.

Grading Policy

Mid-term: 20% Final exam: 30% Paper: 40% Class participation: 10%


Premchand, selected short stories Jainendra Kumar, Tyagpatra Yashpal, selected short stories Nirala, selected poems Mahadevi Varma, selected poems


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