To familiarize students with different types of life writing such as autobiography, travel writing and memoir; to sensitize the students about the problem of representing the lives of people from different cultures througha critical evaluation of these writings.
Introducing life writing- autobiography, biography, travel writing, memoir, diary, letter as sub – genres-evolution of the art of life writing -difference between biography and autobiographyliterary qualities oflife writing.
Orhan Pamuk: "Istanbul-Memories and the City".
Amitav Ghosh: "In an Antique Land".
APJ Abdul Kalam: "Wings of Fire".
Anne Frank: "The Diary of a Young Girl".