ASIAN 206: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity

Modern Literature of South Asia
Section ID: 
A
 
SLN: 
10544
 
Meets GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
 
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Instructor:

 
M W F 12:30-13:20
 
DEM 104
 

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) from the fifteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a 19th-century courtesan, stories by Sadat Hasan Manto and Premchand, and bhakti and ghazal poetry. No prior knowledge is assumed, and all works will be read in English translation.

 

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.
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