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Course Name Indian Thought through English
Course Code 19ENG231
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

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

Unit 2

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.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.



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.

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