Pakistani Fiction (LIT4269.01)

Brooke Allen

The literature of the Indian subcontinent has a rich and ancient history. The violent partition of India in 1947 and the birth of the new nation of Pakistan saw a new national consciousness and literature emerge. In this class we will read the work of a variety of Pakistani writers. Authors considered will probably include, but might not be limited to, Jamil Ahmad, Fatima Bhutto, Mohsin Hamid, Mohammad Hanif, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Kamila Shamsie, and Bapsi Sidhwa. We might also read some perspectives on Pakistan from across the border, like Khushwant Singh’s Train to Pakistan and Salman Rushdie’s Shame.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Interested students should submit a writing sample to ballen@bennington.edu by November 3, 2015. Class list will posted November 7 in front of the Literature office in Barn.
Credits: 4
T 4:10pm - 6:00pm; F 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Literature, 4000, Brooke Allen.