ENG369H1S - L0101ENG369H1S L0101 T10, R10-12
South Asian Literatures in English
Professor Rijuta Mehta
Office Address: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 919
Email address: email@example.com
Brief Description of the Course:
This course introduces you to questions of anti-colonialism, feminism, same-sex desire, technology, spirituality, race and caste apartheid, rape and territorial boundaries through a close reading of literature and media from India.
: Short Stories: Rokeya Hossain, Sultana’s Dream
(1905); Rabindranath Tagore, Streer Patra
(The Wife’s Letter) (1914); Ismat Chughtai, Lihaaf
(The Quilt) (1942); Saadat Hasan Manto, Khol Do
(Open It) (1948); Bhupen Khakhar, Untitled
(A Story) (1968);Vijay Dan Detha, Dohri Joon
(A Double Life) (1979).
Poetry: Kabir, Mirabai, and Gangasati (12th to 16th centuries CE); Agha Shahid Ali, selections from The Country without a Post Office (1997),
Novels: Raja Rao, Kanthapura (1938); Mulk Raj Anand, Untouchable (1935); Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children (1981).
Visual Novel: Dayanita Singh, selections from Myself Mona Ahmed (2001).
Films: Anand Patwardhan, Kranti ki Tarangein [Waves of Revolution] (1977); Deepa Mehta, 1947 Earth (1998).
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.
Method of Evaluation: Short essays and class participation.