HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 206 : Voices, Cultures, Strategies

Diversity of cultures: aesthetics and varying literary genres, haikus of Basho: excerpts from Jorge Luis Borges Dreamtigers; selected poems from Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali; Thomas Stearns Eliot-s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock; excerpts from Rainer Maria Rilke Diaries of a young Poet, A short extract from Chinua Achebe novel, Things Fall Apart; The Past, and Somebody Else by Jackie Kay; The Foreword from Raja Rao-s Kanthapura and a short excerpt from The Serpent and the Rope. Language Strategies: understanding communication in interpersonal, group and public contexts.


1. L. Stryk (Ed), On Love & Barley: Haiku of Basho, University of Hawaii Press, 1985.

2. J. L. Borges, Dreamtigers, Viking Press, 1996.

3.- R. N. Tagore, Selected poems, Penguin, 1991.

4.–M. Jain (Ed), Thomas Stearns Eliot: Selected poems, OUP, 1992.

5. R. M. Rilke, Diaries of a Young Poet, W.W. Norton & Company, 1997.

6. C. Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Allied Publishers, 1958.

7. J. Kay, Adoption Papers, Bloodaxe, 1991.

8R. Rao, Kanthapura, Orient Longman, 1989.

9. R. Rao, The Serpent and the Rope, Orient Longman, 1995.

10. J. Seely, The Oxford Guide to Writing & Speaking, OUP, 1998.


1.-S. J.Gearson, Technical writing, Process and Products, Pearson Education, 2001.

2. R. B.Adler, Understanding Human Communication, OUP, 2003.

3. Susan Stevenson & Steve Whitmore, Strategies for Engineering Communication, John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

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