COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Bhasha Literatures in English Translation
Course Code: 
18ELL7333
Year Taught: 
2018
Semester: 
2
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences

'Bhasha Literatures in English Translation' is an elective course offered in the M. Phil. (English Language and Literature) at School of Arts and Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

  • To familiarize students with the Bhasha Literature's in English Translation; to familiarize them with the variety and richness of Indian literatures; to motivate students to translate works

Unit I: Role of Translation in the Indian context

Problems and issues in translation – languages and cultures-Idea of Indian literature(s)

Unit II: Fiction

  • Prathibha Ray – Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupad
  • ChandrasekharaKambar – Shiva’s Drum
  • O. V. Vijayan – Legends of Khazak.

Unit III: Poetry

  • N. Pichamurti– ‘National Bird’
  • Umashankar Joshi - ‘Passing Through Rajasthan’
  • Nirala– ‘The Betrayal’
  • Amiya Chakravarty– ‘Fire’
  • ArunKolatkar – ‘The Alphabet’

Unit IV: Drama

  • Vijay Tendulkar – Missing: A Father
  • GirishKarnad – Hayavadana

Unit V: Short Stories

  • Chalam –‘Widow’
  • N. Kunjamohan Singh – ‘The Taste of the Hilsa’
  • Kartar Singh Duggal – ‘The Taxi Driver’
  • Saadat Hasan Manto – ‘Toba Tek Singh’
  • DamodarMauzo – ‘The Vow’

CORE READING:

  1. Dharwadker, Vinay, A K Ramanujan. Eds. The Oxford Anthology of Modern Indian Poetry. Delhi: OUP,1996.
  2. Ramakrishnan, E V. Ed. Indian Short Stories: 1900-2000.Delhi: SA, 2000.
  3. Joshi, Ajay. Tr. Vijay Tendulkar: Five Plays for Children. Delhi: Scholastic India Pvt Ltd, 2008.
  4. Online Sources
  • Deshpande, G.P. Modern India Drama Ed; New Delhi :SahityaAkademi 2000.
  • KambarChandrashekar. Modern Indian Plays Ed. Vol.2 New Delhi: National School of Drama 2000.
  • Reddy. K V and R K Dhawan (eds) Flowering of Indian Drama: Growth and Development. New Delhi: Prestige , 2005.
  • Steiner, GAfter Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation. Oxford: OUP. 1997.
  • Talgeri, P And S K Verma Eds. Literature and Translation. New Delhi: JNU, 1988
  • Bassnett, Susan. Translation Studies.UK: Routledge, 2013.
  • Online Sources