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           Scriptures             Anonymous         VEDAS    -    UPANISHADS

CLASSICAL PERIOD 
Poetry             Scriptures           Anonymous          THERAVADA BUDDHIST LITERATURE - MAYAHANA BUDDHIST LITERATURE
                            Myth                      Vyasa                        SHIVA PURANA   
                            TAMIL POETRY
                            SANSKRIT POETRY
                            Epic                        Anonymous          MAHABHARATA
                                                              Kalidasa                BIRTH OF KUMARA    -    DYNASTY OF RAGHU
                                                              Bharavi                  KIRATA AND ARJUNA
                                                              Magha                    SLAYING OF SISUPALA
                                                              Sattanar                MANIMEKALAI
                                                              Ilango Adigal      CILAPPATIKKARAM (THE TALE OF THE ANKLET)
                            Lyric                       Kalidasa                THE CLOUD MESSENGER 
                                                              Bharthari              SATAKATRAYA                                              
Essay                                                 Buddhaghosa    PALI CANON  
                                                             Anonymous        DHARMA SASTRAS (LAW BOOKS)
Auto/biography                         Asvaghosa           BUDDHACARITA
Drama                                              Sudraka                THE LITTLE CLAY CART
                                                             Kalidasa               SHAKUNTALA
Fiction                                             Anonymous       BRHATKATHA    -    PANCATANTRA    -    JATAKA   
                                                            Somadeva           KATHASARITSAGARA (Ocean of Stories)
                              SANSKRIT PROSE
                                                            Dandin                  ADVENTURES OF THE TEN PRINCES
                                                            Bana                       KADAMBARI
                                                            Subandhu           VASAVADATTA

POSTCLASSICAL PERIOD
Poetry       Devotional          Sankskrit (Jayadeva )          GITA GOVINDA
                                                         Kannada   (Basavanna, Mahadevi, Alama Prabhu)           
                                                         Hindi           (Kabir, Surdas, Mirabai) 
                                                         Tamil           Nammalvar, Antal                                       SONGS TO VISHNU
                                                                               (Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar)             SONGS TO SIVA                                                      
                       Epic                        Kampan                RAMAYANA
                                                        Tirutakkatevar CIVAKACINTAMANI (Jain)
                                                        Tolamolittevar  CULAMANI (Jain)
                                                        Anonmyous        NIKALECI (Jain)
                                                        Nanjunda Kavi RAMANATHA CHARITE     
Essay
Auto/biography                    Bana                       HARSHACARITA (Harsha's biography)  
                                                       Cekillar                 PERIYAPURANAM (biographies of Tamil poet-saints)
Drama
Fiction                                        Anonymous        HITOPADESA  (Animal Fables - Statecraft)    -    VETALAPANCAVIMSATI (Vampires)
                                                       Jayankontar       KALINGALUTTAPARANI (Historical fiction - War)
                                                      Janna                      YASHODHARA CHARITE (Jain Values and beliefs)
                                                       Karki Veṅkaṭaramaṇa Śāstrī Sūri       VIKRAMARKA CHARITRAMU (Story of Vikramaditya)  
                  Indo-Persian        Nakhshabi          T UTI-NAMA
                                                       Jayasi                    PADMAVAT     
                                                       Anonymous       HAMZANAMA             

EARLY MODERN PERIOD
Poetry         Epic                     Anonymous         PABUJI    -    ANNANMAR (‘Two Brothers’)   
                                                       Tulsi Das               RAMCHARITMANAS (Ramayana)     
                        Ballad                 Anonymous        MADURAI VIRAN   -   BOW SONG (MUTTUPPATTAN, TAMPIMAR)    -    DESINKU RAJAN    -    VIRALIVITUTUTU  
                        Indo-Persian
Essay
Auto/biography                    Babur                    BABURNAMA
                                                       Abul Fazl             AKBARNAMA
                                                       Banarasi               HALF A STORY (ARDHAKATHANAK)
Drama
Fiction     
                 
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

FILM ENCYCLOPEDIA

Silent Cinema
Early Sound Cinema
New Cinema
                                                Khan, Mehboob (1907-1964)      MOTHER INDIA (1957)
                                                Roy, Bimal (1909-1965)                   DEVDAS (1955)
                                                Ray, Satyajit(1921-1992)                SONG OF THE ROAD (PATHER PANCHALI) (1955)- UNVANQUISHED (APARAJITO) (1956)- MUSIC ROOM (1958)-
                                                                                                                        WORLD OF APU(1959)-GODDESS(1960)-MT. KACHENJUNGHA(1962)-EXPEDITION(1962)-BIG CITY(1963)-
                                                                                                                         LONELY WIFE (CHARULATA) (1964)-HERO(1966)-DAYS AND NIGHTS IN THE FOREST(1970)- ADVERSARY(1970)-
                                                                                                                         DISTANT THUNDER (1973)- MIDDLEMAN(1976)-CHESS PLAYERS(1977)-HOME AND THE WORLD(1984)
                                               Sen, Mrinal(1923-2018)                    CALCUTTA 71(1971)-FOOT SOLDIER(1973)-ROYAL HUNT(1976)- IN SEARCH OF FAMINE(1980)
                                               Kapoor, Raj (1924-1988)                  MR 420, SHRI 420 (aka SHREE 420) (1955)
                                               Dutt, Guru (1925-1964)                    MR AND MRS '55 (1955)-THIRSTY(PYAASA) (1957)- PAPER FLOWERS(1959)
                                               Ghatak, Ritwick(1925-1976)          CLOUD CAPPED STAR (1960)-CITIZEN (NAGARIK) (1977)
                                               Samanta, Shakti (1926-2009)         A LIFE OF DEVOTION ( ARADHANA) (1969)
                                               Abrar, Alvi (1927-2009)                     MASTER, WIFE, SERVANT (1962)
                                               Chatterji, Basu(1930- )                       WHOLE SKY, THE(1969)- CHOTI SI BAAT(1976)
                                               Sathyu, M.S.(1930- )                             SCORCHING WINDS (GARM HAVA) (1974)
                                               Benegal, Shyam(1934- )                     SEEDLING(1974)-CHURNING(1976)-ROLE(1977)
                                               Karnad, Girish(1938- )                        FOREST, THE(1973)- ONCE UPON A TIME(1979)
                                               Chaudhri, Amin Q.(1942- )               TIGER WARSAW(1988)
                                               Sen, Aparna(1945-)                              36 CHOWRINGHEE LANE (1981)
                                               Sarin, Vic(1945- )                                   COLD COMFORT(1989)
                                               Kapur, Shekhar (1945-)                      BANDIT QUEEN (1994)
                                               Sippy, Ramesh (1947-)                        EMBERS (SHOLAY) (1975)
                                               Saltzman, Deepa Mehta(1950- )  MARTHA, RUTH, AND EDIE(1988)
                                               Mehta, Ketan(1952- )                         SPICES(1986)
                                               Ratnam, Mani(1956-)                         HERO (NAYAKAN) (1987)-ROSE (ROJA) (1992) -BOMBAY(1995)-THE DUO (IRUVAR) (1997) -FROM THE HEART, DIL SE(1998)
                                               Nair, Mira(1957- )                                 SALAAM BOMBAY(1988)-MANSOON WEDDING (2001)
                                               Hai, Zafar                                                   PERFECT MURDER(1988)