Paper 13: ENG-HC-6016 Modern European Drama 



• Constantin Stanislavski, An Actor Prepares, chap. 8, ‘Faith and the Sense of Truth’, tr. 

Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967) sections 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 

pp. 121–5, 137–46. 

• Bertolt Brecht, ‘The Street Scene’, ‘Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction’, 

and ‘Dramatic Theatre vs Epic Theatre’, in Brecht on Theatre: The Development ofan 

Aesthetic, ed. and tr. John Willet (London: Methuen, 1992) pp. 68–76, 121–8. 

• George Steiner, ‘On Modern Tragedy’, in The Death of Tragedy (London: Faber, 

1995) pp. 303–24. 



Paper 14: ENG-HC-6026 Postcolonial Literatures 



• Franz Fanon, ‘The Negro and Language’, in Black Skin, White Masks, tr. 

Charles Lam Markmann (London: Pluto Press, 2008) pp. 8–27. 

• Ngugi waThiong’o, ‘The Language of African Literature’, in Decolonising the 

Mind (London: James Curry, 1986) chap. 1, sections 4–6. 

• Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, in Gabriel Garcia 

Marquez: New Readings, ed. Bernard McGuirk and Richard Cardwell 

(Cambridge:Cambridge University Press, 1987). 

• Chelva Kanaganayakam, ‘Dancing in the Rarefied Air: Reading Contemporary Sri 

Lankan Literature’ (ARIEL, Jan. 1998) rpt, Malashri Lal, Alamgir Hashmi, and 

Victor J. Ramraj, eds., Post Independence Voices in South Asian Writings (Delhi: 

Doaba Publications, 2001) pp. 51–65.



Paper 7: ENG-HE-6016 Literature and Cinema



• Linda Hutcheon, ‘On the Art of Adaptation’, Daedalus, vol. 133, (2004). 

• Thomas Leitch, ‘Adaptation Studies at Crossroads’, Adaptation, 2008, vol. 1, no. 1, 

pp. 63–77. 

• Poonam Trivedi, ‘Filmi Shakespeare’, Litfilm Quarterly, vol. 35, issue 2, 2007. 

• Tony Bennett and Janet Woollacott, ‘Figures of Bond’, in Popular Fiction: 

Technology, Ideology, Production, Reading, ed. Tony Bennet (London and NewYork: 

Routledge, 1990). 

• Gulzar –  Angoor (1982) [Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of 


Vishal Bhardwaj – Maqbool (2003), Omkara ( 2006) [Adaptation of 

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Othello respectively] 

• BBC TV mini-series (1995), Joe Wright (2005) and Gurinder Chadha’s Bride and 

Prejudice (2004) [Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice and its adaptations] 

• Italo Spinelli – Gangoror ‘Behind the Bodice’ (2010). 

• Shyam Benegal – Junoon (1979) 

Vishal Bhardwaj – The Blue Umbrella (2005), and Saat Khoon Maaf (2011) 

[Adaptation of Ruskin Bond’s short stories] 

• David Lean – Passage to India (1984) [Adaptation of E.M. Forster’s Passage to India]



Paper 8: ENG-HE-6026 World Literatures



• Sarah Lawall, ‘Preface’ and ‘Introduction’, in Reading World Literature: Theory, 

History, Practice, ed. Sarah Lawall (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1994) 

pp. ix–xviii, 1–64. 

• David Damrosch, How to Read World Literature? (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) 

pp. 1–64, 65–85. 

• Franco Moretti, ‘Conjectures on World Literature’, New Left Review, vol.1 (2000), pp. 


• Theo D’haenet. al., eds., ‘Introduction’, in World Literature: A Reader (London: 

Routledge, 2012). 



Paper 9: ENG-HE-6036 Partition Literature


Background Readings and Screenings 

• Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin, ‘Introduction’, in Borders and Boundaries 

(New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1998). 

• Sukrita P. Kumar, Narrating Partition (Delhi: Indialog, 2004). 

• Urvashi Butalia, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India 

(Delhi: Kali for Women, 2000). 

• Sigmund Freud, ‘Mourning and Melancholia’, in  The  Complete  Psychological 

Worksof  Sigmund  Freud,  tr.  James  Strachey  (London:  Hogarth  Press,  1953)  pp. 




Paper 10: ENG-HE-6046 Travel Writing



• Susan Bassnett, ‘Travel Writing and Gender’, in Cambridge Companion to 

Travel Writing, ed. Peter Hulme and Tim Young (Cambridge: CUP,2002) pp, 


• Tabish Khair, ‘An Interview with William Dalyrmple and Pankaj Mishra’ in 

Postcolonial Travel Writings: Critical Explorations, ed. Justin D Edwards and 

Rune Graulund (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 173-184 

• Casey Balton, ‘Narrating Self and Other: A Historical View’, in Travel Writing: 

The Self and The Other (Routledge, 2012), pp.1-29 

• Sachidananda Mohanty, ‘Introduction: Beyond the Imperial Eyes’ in Travel 

Writing and Empire (New Delhi: Katha, 2004) pp. ix –xx. 



Paper 11: ENG-HE-6056 Life Writing



• James Olney, ‘A Theory of Autobiography’ in Metaphors of Self: the meaning of 

Autobiography (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1972) pp. 3-50. 

• Laura Marcus, ‘The Law of Genre’ in Auto/biographical Discourses 

(Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994) pp. 229-72. 

• Linda Anderson, ‘Introduction’ in Autobiography (London: Routledge, 2001) 


• Mary G. Mason, ‘The Other Voice: Autobiographies  of women Writers’ in 

Life/Lines:Theorizing Women’s Autobiography,  Edited  by  Bella  Brodzki  and 

Celeste Schenck (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988) pp. 19-44. 

• Carolyn G. Heilbrun, ‘Introduction’ in Writing a Woman’s Life  (New  York: 

Ballantine Books, 1988) pp. 11-31.



Paper 12: ENG-HE-6066 Writings from North East India 



• Geeti Sen. ed. Where the Sun Rises When Shadows Fall: The North East, OUP, 2006 

• HomenBorgohain. The Collected Works of Homen Borgohain. Amaryllis, 2017 

• Homen Borgohain and Hiren Dutta. Eds. Hundred Years of Assamese Poetry, 

Publication Board, Assam, 1998 

• Mitra Phukan ed. Assamese: Handpicked Fictions, Katha, 2003 

• Robin Singh Ngangom, and K S Nongkynrih. eds. Dancing Earth: An Anthology of 

Poetry from Northeast India, 2009





Suggested Reading: 

Bailey, S.(2011).Academic Writing-A Handbook for International Students (3rd edition).  

New York: Routledge 

Hartley,J.(2008). Academic Writing and Publishing- a practical Handbook. New York:  

Open University Press. 

Swales,J.M&Peak,C.B(2001) Academic Writing for Graduate Students-Essential Tasks and  

Skills. Michigan:The University of Michigan Press. 


Suggested Reading: 
-Sarah Lawall, ‘Preface’ and ‘Introduction’, in Reading World Literature: Theory, History,  
Practice, ed. Sarah Lawall (Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1994) pp. ix–
xviii, 1–64.  
-David Damrosch, How to Read World Literature? (Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)  
pp. 1–64, 65–85. 
-The D’haen et. al., eds., ‘Introduction’, in World Literature: A Reader (London:  
Routledge, 2012). 
- C.D. Narasimhaiah ,eds. An Anthology of Commonwealth Poetry, ed. (Delhi: Macmillan,  
- Kishwar Naheed, We the Sinful Women (New Delhi: Rupa, 1994) 
- Shu Ting, A Splintered Mirror: Chinese Poetry From the Democracy Movement, tr. Donald  
Finkel, additional translations by Carolyn Kizer (New York: North Point Press, 

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-Scot, O.; Contemporary Business Communication. Biztantra, New Delhi. 
-Lesikar, R.V. &Flatley, M.E.; Basic Business Communication Skills forEmpowering the  
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-Ludlow, R. & Panton, F.; The Essence of Effective Communications, Prentice Hall Of  
 India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. 
-R. C. Bhatia, Business Communication, Ane Books Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 
-Bovee, Courtland, John Thill &MukeshChaturvedi. Business Communication Today. 
Dorling Kindersley, Delhi 
-Booher, Dianna. E-Writing: 21st Century Tools for Effective Communication.New 
York:Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 
-Guffey, Mary Ellen. Business Communication: Process and Product. 5th ed. 
  Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western College Publishing 
-Guffey, Mary Ellen. Essentials of Business Communication, Sixth Edition. South-Western 
College Publishing.