The Department teaches world literature written in English.
The first-year course includes the study of Indian, South African, American, and Renaissance literature. From the beginning of second-year, we adopt Edward Said’s ‘contrapuntal’ approach. Starting with Medieval and concluding. At the end of third-year, with Postcolonial literature, we proceed with a chronological study of literary texts.
In each period, we consider the ways in which contemporary writers from various contexts have engaged the British and American traditions.
Our curriculum is not traditional in the mundane sense of the word but considers the ongoing dialogue between tradition and innovation, and the conversation among European, colonial and postcolonial writers.
By the end of the programme graduates have developed, sophisticated reading, writing and critical thinking skills.