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Course Name Indian Writing in English I
Course Code 18ELL114
Program BA (English Language and Literature), 5 Year Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester II
Credits 3
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG), Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore, Kochi


Course Outline

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

Unit I: 

Introduction to Indian English Writing.

Unit II:

Short Fiction [All Non-Detailed].
RuskinBond:”The Thief”.
KhushwantSingh:”The Mark of Vishnu”.
K A Abbas: “The Refugee”.

Unit III:

Drama [Detailed].
RabindranathTagore: “Chitra”.

Unit IV:

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 V:

Fiction [All Non-Detailed].
R. K. Narayan: The English Teacher.


To make them familiar with lndian ethos and its variety as expressed in the major genres of early Indian writing in English.


  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.

Students are advised to refer web sources

Core Reading

  1. Murthy. M.G Narasimha.Famous Indian Stories. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan.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: SahityaAkademi, 2006
  6. Indian Yarns: An Anthology of Indian English Writing: CUP, 2013.
  7. Parthasarathi. R. Ed. Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets. OUP, 2009.

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