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

Fall 2008

ANS 372 • Modern India and Literature - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31350 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Course Description

In this course, we will discuss five masterpieces and a collection of selected poems, short stories, literary essays and memoirs from modern Indian literature. Also, we watch and discuss three major films and several film clippings from various Indian languages -Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. This course makes an effort to understand how two major mediums of communication - literature and film - demonstrate an interconnected history and cultural dynamics in Modern India. These writings and films help us to visualize 'Another India' which began to redefine its cultural history and everyday life in its journey through colonial and postcolonial times.

Grading Policy

Weekly Responses (single page) - 25%; Film Review (4 pages) - 25%; Final paper (12 pages) - 50%


Tagore, 2005. The Home and The World, Penguins Classics Bharati, 2005. Andha Yug, Oxford University Press. Sen Amartya, 2005. The Argumentative Indian, Picador. Devi Mahasweta, 2000. Titu Mir, Calcutta: Seagull Books Apparao,G. 2007. Girls for Sale, Indiana University Press. Suri Manil, 2007. The Age of Shiva, W.W.Norton Company. Course Packet available at Paradigm


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