South Asian 124: Modern Indian Literature

Category: South Asian
Course #: 30162
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 3-4pm DWIN179

DIS 101 (#32938)

This course aims to introduce the vernacular and the Anglophone literary landscapes of South Asia by providing an overview of the role and growth of modern literature in India. This course examines the different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in the production and reception of literature by Indian writers residing within India and in other diasporic spaces. By looking at literary texts written in English and available in translation, we will explore the use of literary diction, genre, filmic adaptations and its interactions with ideas of social class, caste, gender, globalization and the evolution of new reading publics.