Course Detail

195:249: Modern Literature of South Asia – Postcolonial Identity and Indian Literature

  • SAS Core Requirement: AHp, AHo

This class on South Asian literature seeks to explore texts that grapple with diverse forces of colonialism, tradition and modernity over the course of various historical and social movements of the last one hundred years in India. The readings are a combination of Anglophone texts and texts in English translation from regional languages and all the texts highlight different ways in which the society and literature of India has grappled with the question of national identity.