WGSS 07.11 Writing India
In this course we will examine how writers and artists from India and the west have depicted and interacted with India over the past 400 years. We will study a variety of genres such as travel accounts, memoirs, myths, novels, histories and films. Of particular interest will be the works of women writers and how they portray the status of and issues associated with women in the various regions of India. Through close literary and cultural analysis, we will explore how images are created and for what purposes, and what effect these creations are designed to have on the public of a certain time period and for posterity.