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Questions: Today we are going to talk about Comparative Literature and its development in India in the last sixty years or perhaps even more, and that is the question we would like to begin with, whether to trace the beginning of Comparative Literature to 1956 when the first department was…
Bassnett, Susan. Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction, Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. Bernheimer, C. (ed.) Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1995. Chakravorty Spivak, Gayatri. Death Of A Discipline. New York: Columbia University…
Question: Where do you think the relevance of Comparative Literature lies vis-a-vis the socio-cultural context of India? Rizio Yohannan Raj: Modern India as an integrated socio-cultural entity is a fantasy that we are still desperately attempting to negotiate. We must wake up to the fact that our…
This module is not only about institutional history but also discusses the ethics and the aesthetics of Comparative Literature.