COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Indian Thought through English
Course Code: 
15ENG231
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

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

To expose the students to the greatness of Indian Thought in English; to develop a sense of appreciation for the lofty Indian Thought; to develop an understanding of the eclectic Indian psyche; to develop an understanding about the societal changes in the recent past.

Unit 1

Poems

Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali (1-10); Nizzim Ezekiel’s Enterprise; A. K. Ramanujam’s Small-Scale Reflections on a Great House.

Unit 2

Prose

Khushwant Singh’s The Portrait of a Lady; Jhumpa Lahiri’s Short Story - Interpreter of Maladies.

Unit 3

Drama and Speech

Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence, the Court is in Session; Motivational speeches by Jawaharlal Nehru/ S. Radhakrishnan / A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s My Vision for India etc. (any speech).

  • Lahiri, Jhumpa. Interpreter of Maladies, Harper Collins Publications, 2000.
  • Ramanujan A. K. ed. K. M. George, Modern Indian Literature: An Anthology, Vol. I, Sahitya Akademi, 1992.
  • Singh, Khushwant. The Portrait of a Lady: Collected Stories, Penguin, 2009.
  • Tagore, Rabindranath. Gitanjali, Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd, 2011.
  • Tendulkar, Vijay. Five Plays, Oxford University Press, 1996.