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Course Name Insights into Life through English Literature
Course Code 19ENG232
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

1. W. H. Auden: Refugee Blues; 2. A. K. Ramanujan: Obituary; 3. William Blake: The LittleBlack Boy; 4. Gieve Patel: Grandparents at a Family Get–together.


Unit 2

Short Stories
1. Chinua Achebe: Marriage is a Private Affair; 2. Ruskin Bond: The Thief; 3. Isai Tobolsky: Not Just Oranges; 4. K A Abbas: The Refugee

Unit 3

1. A G Gardiner: On The Philosophy of Hats; 2. Robert Lynd: Mispronunciation


Role plays: The Proposal, Chekov / Remember Ceaser, Gordon Daviot / Final Solutions, Mahesh Dattani, Book reviews, Movie reviews.


Suggested Reading

  • The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway / Any one of the novels of R.K. Narayan, etc.

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 different genres of Literature; to hone reading skills; to provide deeper critical and literary insights; to enhance creative thinking; to promote aesthetic sense.

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