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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).

Text Books


  • 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.

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