SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

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

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2017/2018
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 module

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 module 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 module will be agreed with the students at the beginning of the module.


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