About the book
This anthology in prose is meticulously designed to meet all the curricular objectives of the latest restructured course in Reading Prose of the BA Programme in English Language and Literature of the University of Calicut. The book introduces students to a variety of prose forms such as essay, newspaper article, letter, short story, autobiography, biography, public speech and interview covering a wide range of topics drawn from history, philosophy, psychology, culture and sciences.
The book provides complete self access materials for undergraduate students besides satisfying general readers. Each lesson appears with an Introduction, Glossary, Comprehension questions and Further Reading. New generation questions requiring high order thinking provide sufficient food for thought. The topics for seminars and assignments will kindle an urge for creation of new knowledge. The list of web resources ensures adequate linkage to relevant fields of information on the World Wide Web.
Preface, 1. Of Studies (Francis Bacon), 2. A Chronicle of the Peacocks-Morenama (Intizar Husain), 3. Grains Gone Wild (Paul Krugman), 4. Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (Martin Luther King, Jr.), 5. A Quiet Life:Princeton, 1970-90 (Sylvia Nasar), 6. Joothan: A Dalit's Life (Omprakash Valmiki), 7. Technology with a Human Face (E.F.Schumacher), 8. Emotional Intelligence (Daniel Goleman), 9. Filming India (Mrinal Sen), 10. On Good Resolutions (Robert Lynd), 11. Religion and Civilization (Mushirul Hasan), 12. My Dungeon Shook (James Baldwin)