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142148 UE Social Reforms, Nationalist Consciousness and Anti-colonial Activism in Hindi Literature (2020S)

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max. 24 participants
Language: English, Hindi

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Tuesday 03.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 10.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 17.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 24.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 31.03. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 21.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 28.04. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 05.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 12.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 19.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 26.05. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 09.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 16.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 23.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04
Tuesday 30.06. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 4 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-04

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course introduces students to literary expressions of Hindi writers from India that provide insight into oeuvres of different writers as it emerged in a period of heightened social reforms, nationalist consciousness and anti-colonial activism. We read short stories and excerpts from novels related to our focus. The readings pay particular attention to the condition of peasants, colonial economic exploitation, nationalist consciousness and women’s issues. Our main focus will be on Premchand’s writings. He established the realistic trend in Hindi literature that was previously dominated by themes of adventure and romance and used the novel as a medium for social change.
The class meetings are divided into close reading, discussion and formal lecturing. It is absolutely necessary that all students engage with the weekly reading in order to participate in the class discussions. Regular participation and a sound knowledge of Hindi are strictly demanded for the course. Final examination asks students to respond to questions pertaining to the class readings. The final grade will be calculated as follows: class attendance, reading text preparation and participation 20%, final exam 30%, home works 20%, an essay of 2, 500 words (in Hindi) on a given topic at the end of the semester (30%)

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Association in the course directory

BA12c (UE B)

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