COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Indian Literatures in English Translation
Course Code: 
18ELL513
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
8
Degree: 
Integrated Degree
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Mysuru

'Indian Literatures in English Translation' is a course offered in Eight Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce the students to the rich and varied literature available in regional languages; to expose them to the Indian ethos; to inculcate a sense of appreciation for the Indian literary genius; to understand the texture of Indian society and cultures.

Unit 1

Introduction

Indian literatures-its polyphony-translations-theoretical perspectives.

Unit 2

Novel [Non-Detailed]

Sara Joseph: Gift in Green (Malayalam)
Rabindranath Tagore: The Home and the World (Bengali)

Unit 3

Short Story [All Non-Detailed]

Vasanthi: Murder [Tamil]
Saadat Hasan Manto:“Toba Tek Singh” (Urdu)
BhishamSahni: “The Boss Came to Dinner” (Hindi)
Damodar Mauzo: “The Vow” (Konkani)
Rameshwardayal Shrimali: “Jasoda” (Rajasthani)

Unit 4

Poetry

Devara Dasimayya: “Suppose You Cut a Tall Bamboo” (Kannada, Tr. A. K. Ramanujan) [Detailed]
ThanjamIbopishak Singh “I Want to be Killed by an Indian Bullet” (Manipuri, Tr. Robin Ngangom) [Detailed]
Navakanta Barua “Measurements” (Assamese, Tr. D. N. Bezbaruah) [Non-Detailed]
Sitanshu Yashaschandra “Magan’s Insolence” (Gujarati, Tr. SaleemPeeradina) [Non-Detailed]
Khadar Mohiuddin “A Certain Fiction Bit Me” (Telugu, Tr. Velcheru Narayan Rao) [Detailed]
K. Ayyappa Paniker. “The Itch” (Malayalam Tr. K. AyyappaPaniker) [Detailed]
Amrita Pritam “The Creative Process” (Punjabi Tr. By Arlene Zide and Amrita Pritam) [NonDetailed]
SubramaniaBharati. “Wind, 9” (Tamil. Tr. A. K. Ramanujan) [Detailed]
Agyeya. “Hiroshima” (Hindi Tr. Leonard Nathan) [Detailed]
Sitakant Mahapatra. “The Election” (Oriya. Tr.SitakantMahapatra) [Non-Detailed]
Sunil Gangopadhyay. “Calcutta and I” (Bengali. Tr. Sujit Mukherjee, Meenakshi Mukherjee)  [Detailed]
Daya Pawar. “The Buddha” (Marathi. Tr. Eleanor Zelliot and JayantKarve) [Non-Detailed]
Munib-ur-Rahman. “Tall Buildings” (Urdu. Tr. Kathleen Grant Jaeger, BaidarBakht) [NonDetailed]

Unit 5

Drama

Mohan Rakesh: One Day in the Season of Rain
Girish Karnad: The Fire and The Rain

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  3. Sara Joseph: Gift in Green. Tr. ValsonThampu. Harper Perennial, 2011. 
  4. Rakesh, Mohan. One Day in the Season of Rain. Penguin, 2015.
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