|SES #||TOPICS||MATERIALS COVERED|
India/Hindustan/Bharat/South Asia; map, dates, timeline
Last part of BBC documentary narrated by Michael Woods, The Story of India
Manto, Toba Tek Singh, Mozail (short stories); Amrita Pritam, Pinjar (novella)
Earth (film), by Deepa Mehta
|3||Sexuality and Gender||
Ismat Chughtai, The Quilt (short story)
4 short pieces by Mukul Kesavan ("Men at Work," "Cine Qua Non: An Undergraduate History of Indian Cinema," "The Ugliness of the Indian Male," "The New Indian Actor")
Fire (film), by Deepa Mehta; Project Bolo
Part 4 of I am (film)
Devdas (novella) by Saratchandra
Clips from film versions of Devdas (1935 and 2000) and Dev D. (2010)
|5||From Courtesans to Bar Girls||
Guide by R. K. Narayan (novel)
Laaga Chunri Men Dagh (film)
|6||Midterm||Chandni Bar (film)|
|7||History and Memory||
Romila Thapar, "In Defence of History."
A. K. Ramanujan, "Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts on Translation."
Guest lecture on Dalit Literature (Richard Delacy, Harvard University)
I, Dalit: Reclaiming Dignity (film)
|8||Lost in Translation||
Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of my Marriage
Clips from films Jodhaa-Akbar and Bombay
|9||Poetry in Contemporary India||
Guest lecture: Riyaz Latif, Urdu poet
In Custody (film)
|10||Stories from India, A Traveler's Literary Companion: North India||
Salman Rushdie, "The Prophet's Hair"; Qurratulain Hyder, "The Sound of Falling Leaves"; Kunal Basu, "The Accountant"
Part 2 of I am (film)
|11||Stories (cont.): Rural India||
Mamang Dai, "The Scent of Orange Blossom"; Phanishwarnath Renu, "Panchlight"; Fakir Mohan Senapati, "Asura Pond"; Nazir Mansuri, "The Whale"
Peepli Live (film); Well Done, Abba (film)
|12||Stories (cont.): Urban India||
Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyay, "Canvasser Krishnanlal"; Vikram Chandra, "Ganesh Gaitonde Sells His Gold"; Anjum Hasan, "Eye in the Sky"
Khobi Ghat (film)
|13||Stories (cont.): South India||
Jayant Kaikini, "Dots and Lines"; Lalithambika Antherjanam, "In the Moonlight"; Githa Hariharan, "Halfway Animals"
BBC documentary on sports in South India (film)
|14||Reports on final paper|