Semester I

List of Suggested Text
  1. The Mahabharata. Translated by J.A.B. van Buitenen. Worldview Critical Edition.
  2. Ilango Adigal. “The Book of Banci”, in Cilappatikaram: The Tale of an Anklet. Book Three. Translated by R. Parthasarathy. Penguin Classics.
  3. Kalidasa. “Abhijnana Shakuntalam”. Translated by Chandra Rajan, in Kalidasa: The Loom of Time. Penguin Classics.
  4. Sudraka. Mrcchakatika. Translated by M.M.Ramachandra Kale. Worldview Edition.
  5. Plautus. Pot of Gold. Translated by E.F. Watling. Penguin Classics.
  6. Ovid. Metamorphoses. Translated by Mary M. Innes. Penguin Classics.
  7. Homer. Books I and II. The Iliad. Translated by E. V. Rieu. Penguin Classics.
  8. Sophocles. “Oedipus the King”. Translated by Robert Fagles in Sophocles: Three Theban Plays. Penguin Classics/ Bloomsbury edition.
Course Code: ENGH-H-CC-T-1
Course Title: Indian Classical Literature
  • Mahabharata & Abhijnana Shakuntalam
    • A New History of Sanskrit Literature (ref. p. 200-219, p. 311-322), Krishna Chaitanya, 1960, West Bengal Public Library. [view link]
    • A History Of Sanskrit Literature Vol. 1 (ref. p. xxxv-xxxvi, xli-li, lxii-lxv, lxxii-xcvi, 118-155), S.N. Dasgupta, 1947, Open source/ University of Calcutta. [view link]
  • Rasa, Aesthetics, Dramaturgy
    • The Natyasastra ascribed to Bharatamuni, Vol. 1 (ref. p. XLII-LXIII, 18-32, 100-147), Tr. Manomohan Ghosh, 1951, Digital library of India(DLI)/ The Asiatic Society. [view link]
  • Sudraka. Mrcchakatika (“The Little Clay Cart”). Translated by. A. W. Ryder. (Source: Digital Library of India/ [view link]
  • Karve, Iravati. “Draupadi”. In Yuganta: The End of An Epoch. (pp. 43-68) [view link] (Source: JaiGyan/
Course Code: ENGH-H-CC-T-2
Course Title: European Classical Literature
  1. Sophocles. Translated by F. Storr. [Recommended Readings: “Oedipus the King” (pp. 1-140) [view link]; “Antigone” (pp. 309- 419 ) [view link] (Source: Digital Library of India/]
  2. Mullahy, Patrick. Oedipus: Myth and Complex. New York: Hermitage Press. [Recommended Readings: “Oedipus Complex” (pp. 126-128) [view link] (Source: Digital Library of India/]
  3. Cinematic Adaptation: Oedipus. BBC, 1986. [view link]
  4. Radio Play: King Oedipus. Dir: Sambhu Mitra [view link]
  5. Plautus, Pot of Gold. (pp. 1-48) [view link] (Source: Cornell University Library/]
  6. Homer. The Iliad. Translated by E.V. Rieu. London: Methuen. (Book I & II- pp. 1-43) [view link] (Source: Digital Library of India/]
  7. Plato. The Republic. Translated by H.D.P. Lee. [Recommended Readings: “The Simile of the Cave” (Book VII, p. 278-286) [view link] and “Theory of Art” (Book X, p. 370-386) [view link] (Source: Digital Library of India/]
  8. Aristotle. Poetics. Translated by S.H. Butcher. [Recommended readings: Chapters 6-17- pp. 23-65 [view link]; Chapters 23-27- pp. 89-111 [view link] (Source: Digital Library of India/]
  9. Kitto, H.D.F. Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study. London: Methuen & co. [Recommended Readings: Chapter V.3 (“Antigone”- pp. 123-128) ; Chapter V.5 (“Oedipus” – pp. 137-141; Chapter VI & VII (pp. 142-183) (Source: Digital Library of India/] [view text]