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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Literature and Life

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam

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Overview

About the Course: The primary objective of this course on Literature and Life is to help learners make sense of their own lives through the prism of literature. Hence, it will explore the interconnections between literature and life to understand and appreciate the complex but fragile human relationships at various levels like the individual, family, society, business, politics, etc., as represented in selected essays, poems, plays and short stories from British, American and Indian literature. INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students, faculty, and general public PREREQUISITES : Nil INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Industries interested in human understanding and well-developed personalities may recognize this course as a value addition to their employees

Syllabus

Week 1: IntroductionWeek 2:Elements of LiteratureWeek 3:Prose - 1Week 4:Prose - 2Week 5:Poetry - 1Week 6:Poetry - 2Week 7:DramaWeek 8:One Act Plays
Week 9: Novel
Week 10: Short Story - 1
Week 11: Short Story - 2
Week 12: Panel Discussion

Taught by

Prof. S P Dhanavel

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