ENG310H5 • Modern South Asian Literature in English

The English language belongs not just to the British colonizers, but to the artists and writers, the poets and politicians of the colonized world. From Rabindranath Tagore’s mystical poetry to Slumdog Millionaire, the styles and aesthetics of South Asian English are as vast as the peninsula itself, and the literature that has emerged from this diverse region has utterly reshaped contemporary global culture. Additionally, we will take up select contemporary criticism on subaltern studies, postcolonialism, and narratology. Authors will include Mulk Raj Anand, V.S. Naipaul, R.K. Narayan, Z.A. Suleri, Salman Rushdie, Anuradha Roy, Jjumpa Lahiri, as well as select works of poetry, film, and visual art.

1.0 credit in ENG and 3.0 additional credits
In Class