Course Title: 
Indian Writing in English I
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

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

Indian short story, poetry, fiction and drama of the 19th to the late 20th century.

Unit 1

Introduction to Indian English Writing.

Unit 2

Short Fiction [All Non-Detailed]

RuskinBond:"The Thief"
KhushwantSingh:"The Mark of Vishnu"
K A Abbas: “The Refugee”.

Unit 3

Drama [Detailed]

RabindranathTagore: “Chitra”.

Unit 4

Poetry [All Detailed] 

ToruDutt: “Our Casuarina Tree”. 
Sarojini Naidu: “In the Bazaars of Hyderabad”. 
Kamala Das: “Introduction”. 
Nissim Ezekiel: “Entertainment”. 
JayantaMahapatra: “Evening Landscape by the River”.

Unit 5

Fiction [All Non-Detailed]

R. K. Narayan: The English Teacher.
Mulk Raj Anand: Untouchable.
Raja Rao: Kanthapura.

  1. Murthy. M.G Narasimha. Famous Indian Stories. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan.2009.
  2. Narayan, R. K. The English Teacher. Indian Thought Publishers, Chennai.
  3. Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. Arnold Publishers,1981.
  4. Rao, Raja. Kanthapura. Orient Paperbacks, 2005
  5. Gokak, V K. Ed. The Golden Treasury of Indo-Anglian Poetry; 1828-1965. Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 2006.
  6. Indian Yarns: An Anthology of Indian English Writing: CUP, 2013.
  7. Parthasarathi. R. Ed. Ten, Twentieth Century Indian Poets. OUP, 2009.
  1. Iyengar, Sreenivas. Indian Writing in English. Asian Publishing House, 1962.
  2. Naik, M. K. A History of Indian Writing in English.
  3. M.K. Naik. Indian English Poetry: from the Beginnings upto 2000. Delhi: Pencraft International, 2006.
  4. Students are advised to refer web sources.