This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 718
  • Course: Master of Liberal Arts
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Indian Writing in English
  • Stream: English
  • Description:

    Survey of development in Indian writing in English over the last few decades; exhaustive readings in all genres of writing; postcolonial novel, poetry and drama in English; Indian writing in translation into English; fresh reading and interpretive strategies; Postcolonial theory; historical background; readings of various postcolonial theorists; postcolonial issues and debates: representation and resistance; postmodernism and postcolonialism; nationalism; nation and narration; culture and identity; hybridity; location and liminality; ethnicity and indigeneity; the subaltern; feminism and postcolonialism; language and identity; history and education.

  • Course References:

    Bill Ashcroft et. al., ed., The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, Routledge, 1995.^$^Hedwig Bock and Albert Wertheim ed., Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction, Verlag, 1986.^$^Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak ed., In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics, Routledge, 1988.^$^Bart Moore Gilbert, Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics, Verso, 1997.^$^Edward Said, Orientalism, Vintage Books, 1979.^$^Padmini Mongia, Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, Oxford University Press, 1997.^$^Aijaz Ahmed, In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, Oxford University Press, 1992.^$^Homi Bhabha ed., Nation and Narration, Routledge, 1990.^$^Bruce King ed., New National and Post-Colonial Literatures, Clarendon Press, 2000.^$^G.N. Devy, In Another Tongue: Essays on Indian English Literature, Macmillan, 1995.^$^Meenakshi Mukherjee, The Perishable Empire: Essays on Indian Writing in English, Oxford University Press, 2000.^$^Sunil Khilnani, The Idea of India, Penguin, 1999.