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NPTEL

Short Fiction in Indian Literature

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Overview

COURSE OUTLINE : This course involves the study and analysis of fiction in English from different regions of India. The course will draw upon both short and long fiction. Students will be required to develop an understanding of both 19th century as well as contemporary Indian fiction. The objective of the course is to use literature as a point of entry into the nature of Indian identity and the Indian way of life.

Syllabus

Short Genre and Premchand's The Chess Players.
Conversation Plotting Sundara Ramaswamy's "Reflowering" Overview.
Narrative Devices in Sundara Ramaswamy's "Reflowering".
Reading the Plot for themes in Sundara Ramaswamy's "Reflowering" (Continued).
Reading the Plot for themes in Sundara Ramaswamy's "Reflowering".
Plotting Sundara Ramaswamy's "Reflowering".
Khuswant Singh's "Karma" Overview.
Narrative aspects in Khuswant Singh's "Karma".
Plotting downfall in Khuswant Singh's "Karma".
Plotting downfall in Khuswant Singh's "Karma".
"Summer Vacation" Overview.
Close reading Kamala Das "Summer Vacation".
Close reading Kamala Das "Summer Vacation".
Plotting Tagore's Story "Kabuliwala" (1892).
How to write an Effective Paragraph.
Realism,Gender in Tagore's Kabuliwala.
Plotting the spatiality of Tagore's "Kabuliwala".
Plotting the Spatiality of Tagore's "Kabuliwala".
Plotting Tagore's Story "Kabuliwala".
Narrative point of View and Setting in "In the Flood".
Narrative Patterns in "In the Flood".
Narrative Patterns in "In the Flood".
Plotting the Story world of "In the Flood" by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.
Plotting the Story world of "In the Flood" by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai.
Short Fiction In Indian Literature - Overview II.
Short Fiction In Indian Literature - Overview I.
Childhood anxiety at Play in Anita Desai's Games at Twilight - Overview.
Childhood anxiety at Play in Anita Desai's Games at Twilight - III.
Childhood anxiety at Play in Anita Desai's Games at Twilight - II.
Childhood anxiety at Play in Anita Desai's Games at Twilight - I.
Plotting and Ideology in R.K. Narayan's A Horse and Two Goats - Overview.
Plotting and Ideology in R.K. Narayan's A Horse and Two Goats - II.
Plotting and Ideology in R.K. Narayan's A Horse and Two Goats - I.
Hidden Fractures in Ruskin Bond's The Blue Umbrella - Overview.
Hidden Fractures in Ruskin Bond's The Blue Umbrella - III.
Hidden Fractures in Ruskin Bond's The Blue Umbrella - II.
Hidden Fractures in Ruskin Bond's The Blue Umbrella - I.
Catharsis in Mulk Raj Anand's The Price of Bananas - Overview.
Catharsis in Mulk Raj Anand's The Price of Bananas - III.
Catharsis in Mulk Raj Anand's The Price of Bananas - II.
Catharsis in Mulk Raj Anand's The Price of Bananas - I.
Patriarchal Culture in Ambai's "A Kitchen in the Corner of the House" - III.
Patriarchal Culture in Ambai's "A Kitchen in the Corner of the House" - II.
Patriarchal Culture in Ambai's "A Kitchen in the Corner of the House" - I.
Patriarchal Culture in "A Kitchen in the Corner of the House" - II.
Patriarchal Culture in "A Kitchen in the Corner of the House" - I.
The Shroud Overview.
Premchand's The Shroud.
Psychological Climax in Premchand's The Shroud ( Continued 2 ).
Psychological Climax in Premchand's The Shroud ( Continued 1 ).
Psychological Climax in Premchand's The Shroud.
The Chess Players Overview.
Short Story Structure and Premchand's The Chess Players.
Short Story Genre and Premchand's The Chess Players.

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