COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Indian Short Stories in English
Course Code: 
15ENG234
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Indian Short Stories in English' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To help the students learn the fine art of story writing; to help them learn the techniques of story telling; to help them study fiction relating it to the socio- cultural aspects of the age; to familiarize them with different strategies of reading short stories; to make them familiar with the morals and values held in high esteem by the ideals of Indianness.

Unit 1

Introduction: Differences between novel and short stories – origin and development of short stories - Rabindranath Tagore: Kabuliwallah; Mulk Raj Anand: The Gold Watch.

Unit 2

R. K. Narayan: Sweets for Angels; K. A. Abbas: The Refugee; Khushwant Singh: The Mark of Vishnu.

Unit 3

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: The Curds-Seller; Manohar Malgonkar: Upper Division Love; Romila Thapar: The Spell; Premchand: The Voice of God.

TEXT

  • M. G. Narasimha Murthy (ed), Famous Indian Stories. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2014

REFERENCE

  • Mohan Ramanan (Ed), English and the Indian Short Story: Essays in Criticism, Hyderabad, Orient BlackSwan, 2000.