INDIAN  CIVILIZATION     

INTRODUCTION          SYLLABUS                          PROJECTS

STUDY GUIDES              Indian History                  Indian Literature                    Indian Culture                             Indian Autobiography              

LECTURES                        READINGS                         DISCUSSION

HISTORY                           (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)         POL(Government-Military)        SOC(Class-Gender)       ECO(Innovation-Trade)       CUL(Rel-Phi-Sci-Art-Lit)
CULTURE                          (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th )        VERBAL(Lit-Lng-Script-Myth-Folklore)    VISUAL(Pnt-Sclp-Arch )           PERFORMING(Dnc-Mus-Thea-Cin)            
LITERATURE                   (Ancient-Postclassical-E Modern-19th-20th)         GENRES  (PoetryDramaFictionAutobiography -Essay )
CIVILIZATION                 Ancient (His-Cul-Lit)     Postclassical(His-Cul-Lit)        Early Modern(His-Cul-Lit)                 19th Century(His-Cul-Lit)              20th Century(His-Cul-Lit)

LITERARY  ENCYCLOPEDIA   (Authors-Works-Characters)       

ANCIENT PERIOD
Poetry                   Epic                       Vyasa                    MAHABHARATA
                                                                   Ilango Adigal    CILAPPATIKKARAM (THE TALE OF THE ANKLET)  
                                                                   Sattanar              MANIMEKALAI
Essay
Autobiography                                Asvaghosa          BUDDHACARITA
                                                                   Vyasa                    SHIVA PURANA                                                                    
Drama                                                    Sudraka              THE LITTLE CLAY CART
                                                                   Kalidasa              SHAKUNTALA
Fiction                 Story                      Anonymous      BRHATKATHA - PANCATANTRA
                                                                   Buddhaghosa  BUDDHACARITA (JATAKA )      

POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD
Poetry                  Epic                       Kampan               RAMAYANA
                                                                 Tirutakkatevar  CIVAKACINTAMANI (Jain religious work of 10th century CE)
                                                                  Nanjunda Kavi  RAMANATHA CHARITE  
Drama
Essay                                                                                        NIKALECI (From Possession to freedom) (Jain Philosophy)           
                                                                  Tolamolittevar  CULAMANI (Jain Philosophy)
Fiction                     Romance         Subandhu            VASAVADATTA ( Kathā (narrative stories) : mix between Itihāsa (historical legends) and Mahākāvya (epic poetry))                         
                                    Story                                                     HITOPADESA  (Animal Fables - Statecraft)
                                                                                                     VETAL PANCAVIMSATI (Vampires)
                                                                   Bana                       HARSACARITA  (Harsa's biography) - KADAMBARI (Romance and Adventure)
                                                                   Dandin                  DASAKUMARACARITA (Ten Princes)
                                                                   Somadeva            KATHASARITSAGARA  (Oceans of the streams of the story)                                                                                                    
                                                                   Janna                     TUTI-NAMA (Parrots)
                                                                   Jayankontar      KALINGALUTTAPARANI (Historical fiction - War)
                                                                   Janna                     YASHODHARA CHARITE (Jain Values and beliefs)
                                                                    Karki Veṅkaṭaramaṇa Śāstrī Sūri       VIKRAMARKA CHARITRAMU (Story of Vikramaditya)                       

EARLY MODERN PERIOD
Poetry
Drama
Autobiography                                Babur                      BABURNAMA
                                                                  Abul Fazl               AKBARNAMA
                                                                  Banarasi                HALF A STORY (ARDHAKATHANAK)
Essay
Fiction                 
                                 Epic - Mesnevi                                    HAMZANAMA    -    PADMAVAT - ALI NAMA
                                 Romance                                                RAMANATHA CHARITE - RAMCHARITMANAS    -    VIRALIVITUTUTU
                                 Ballad                                                       MATURAI VIRAN - MUTTUPPATIAN - TAMPINAR - DESINKU RAJA

19TH CENTURY
Poetry
Drama
Autobiography
Essay
Fiction                                   Chattopadhyay, B. C.     KRISHNAKANTA'S WILL    -    SACRED BROTHERHOOD    -    POISON TREE
                                                   Pillai, S. V.                             PRATHAPA MUDALIAR CHARITHRAM
                                                   Menon, O. Chandu         INDULEKHA
                                                  Aiyar, B. R. Rajam             FATAL RUMOR       

20TH CENTURY
Poetry
Drama
Autobiography
Essay
Fiction   
Early 20TH                       Kalki                                         THE LAND OF SELFLESS SACRIFICE (TIYAGA BUMI)                                              
                                                Tagore, Rabindranat        BROKEN NEST    -    GRAIN of SAND    -   FAIR-FACED   -    HOME and WORLD
                                                Premchand                           SEVASADAN    -    GIFT OF COW
                                                B. Bandyopadhyay           SONG of the ROAD    -    UNVANQUISHED
                                                Anand, Mulk Raj                UNTOUCHABLE - COOLIE - TWO LEAVES and a BUDVILLAGEACROSS THE BLACK WATERS - SWORD and SICKLE - BIG HEART
                                                Narayan, R. K.                     SWAMI and FRIENDS    -     BACHELOR of ARTS     -    DARK ROOM     -     ENGLISH TEACHER    -    PRINTER of MALGUDI
                                                                                                     FINANCIAL EXPERT    -     WAITING FOR THE MAHATMA    -     GUIDE    -     MAN-EATER OF MALGUDI
                                                                                                     VENDOR OF SWEETS     -     PAINTER of SIGNS    -     WORLD OF NAGARAJ
Late 20TH                        Rao, Raja                                 KANTHAPURA    -    THE SERPENT and THE ROPE
                                                Ali, Ahmet                              TWILIGHT IN DELHI
                                                Singh, Khushwant             TRAIN to PAKISTAN    -    DELHI : A NOVEL  
                                                Mitra, Narendranath       MAHANAGAR / BIG CITY                                             
                                                Markandaya, Kamala      NECTAR in a SIEVE     -    SILENCE of DESIRE    -    A HANDFUL OF RICE
                                               Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer    NATURE of PASSION    -    HEAT and DUST
                                                Ananthamurthy, U. R.     SAMSKARA 
                                                Desai, Anita                          CRY, The PEACOCK    -    BYE-BYE BLACKBIRD    -    FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN    -    CLEAR LIGHT OF DAY                                                                                                          IN CUSTODY    -    BRAUMGARTNER'S BOMBAY    -    FASTING FEASTING
                                                Ghosh, Amitav                    GLASS PALACE    -    HUNGRY TIDE     -    SEA of POPPIES    -    RIVER of SMOKE     -    FLOOD of FIRE
                                                Chatterjee, Upamanyu  ENGLISH, AUGUST : AN INDIAN STORY    -    THE LAST BURDEN
                                                Roy, Arundhati                   GOD of SMALL THINGS                
                                                Chaudhuri, Amit                STRANGE and SUBLIME ADDRESS     -    IMMORTALS   
                                                Desai, Kiran                          HULLABOLU GUAVA ORCHARD     -    INHERITANCE of LOSS
                                                Adiga, Aravind                    WHITE TIGER     -    LAST MAN in the TOWER
                                                Bhagat, Chetan                  ONE INDIAN GIRL    -    TWO STATES    -    HALF GIRL FRIEND