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Jennifer E. Dubrow
C LIT 396
Seattle Campus

Special Studies in Comparative Literature

Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.

Class description

Spring 2013: Modern Literature of South Asia

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) from the fifteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, Umrao Jan Ada, a novel about a 19th-century courtesan, by Mirza Ruswa, short stories by Sadat Hasan Manto and Premchand, and bhakti and ghazal poetry. No prior knowledge is assumed, and all works will be read in English translation.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion.

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jennifer E. Dubrow
Date: 01/31/2013