This course is a feast of essays from across cultures and ages providing a unique reading experience to III Semester students. The course gives an exposure to excellent writings in prose noted for their charm and vigour.
- To develop knowledge in the art of prose writings across ages and cultures
- To analyse and understand the various writing positions taken by writers of Indian origin
- To arouse interest in students and provoke further into the topics dealt by writers of the third world countries
The Idea of Justice- Amartya Sen
Development as Freedom- Amartya Sen
Culture in the Vanity Bag- Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Ancestors – Kamau Brathwaite
The Art of Stillness- Pico Iyer
Prose written by writers of Indian Origin
Prose writings from the third world countries
- Nation Language- Kamau Brathwaite
- The emergence and the role of the nation language in the Caribbean
- Who among the following had retold Kannada folklore in English? a. A. K. Ramanujan. b. Amartya Sen. c. Nirad C Chaudari. d. None of the above. 2. What is the important theme of “A Flowering Tree”? a. Sustainable development. b. Ecology and conservation. c. Women’s sexuality and vulnerability. d. All the above. 3. In “A Flowering Tree”, what does the ‘flowering’ symbolize? a. Man’s relation to nature. b. Women’s biological and other kinds of creativity. c. Women’s exploitation of nature. d. None of the above. 4. Who wrote the poem “The Striders”? a. A. K. Ramanujan. b. Amartya Sen. c. Nirad C Chaudari. d. None of the above. 5. In “A Flowering Tree”, who among the following have the ability to become a flowering tree? a. Elder daughter of the old woman. b. Younger daughter of the old woman. c. Elder daughter of the king. d. Younger daughter of the king.
- Write an essay on expatriate Indian writers and their sense of alienation