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South Asia Department

Directed Readings in a South Asian Literature or Culture (Bengali)

Course Code:
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 2, Year 3 of 3 or Year 4
Taught in:
Term 1


Bengali Language 2 or equivalent

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

To enable students, under expert guidance and supervision, to read and analyse representative samples of Bengali literature or material relating to Bengali culture not otherwise taught in sufficient depth elsewhere within the syllabus. The course will allow students to develop specialisms in accordance with their own academic interests. A theme or topic will be selected in consultation with the supervisor.


Total of 11 weeks teaching with 1 hour per week.

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination taken in May/June (100%).

Suggested reading

A reading list for this course will be agreed with the students at the beginning of the course.