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Indian Writing in English

CEC and St.Mary's College, Thrissur via Swayam


The initial part of the course focuses on Indian poetry, beginning with a poem by Nightingale of India who “infused artistry and poetry into the national struggle”, the course then flows to unveil the beauty of Indian prose and short stories originating with the writings of architect of modern India who said “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Indian prose writings were fabricated with creativity and inquisitiveness. The female voices in Indian English Writing echoed the lyric of women rights and their protest against patriarchy. The course terminates by the prominent characters of Indian theatre. The magnificent writings of Indian authors like Kalidasa, Girish Karnad are brought in to frame scrutinizing the cultural and traditional nuances.


Weeks 1 : Introduction to Indian Writing in English , poetry in Indian English Writing 2 : Sarojini Naidu , Rabindranath Tagore 3 : Kamala Das 4 : Nissim Ezeikal 5 : A.K.Ramanujan 6:Agha Shahid Ali , 7:Introduction on Fiction in Indian Writing in English , Jawaharlal Nehru 8 : R.K Narayan 9 : Amrita Pritam 10 : Introduction to Indian English Drama[Naga Mandala] 11 : Introduction To Sashi Deshpande and her main works 12 : Introduction to Translated works in Indian Writing in English[Abhinjana Sakunthalam] Conclusion  

Taught by

Dr. Bindu Ann Philip

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