PROGRAMWISE OUTCOME OF OPTIONAL ENGLISH

In societies such as ours, English studies cannot follow a singular, homogeneous, centralized tradition such as the predominant Anglo-Saxon tradition at its center. A lumping together of the binary opposites – Western and non-Western – traditions/societies also doesn’t work. What is the need of the day is to question mainstream western theory and stereotypes generated about pre-colonial times/cultures that exist to this day. English studies therefore not only need to question binary opposition constructed for centuries by the western intellectual traditions about native societies and cultures but also offer a radical epistemology capable of reinventing / rearticulating ideas/experiences of such societies. To enhance the awareness of students of the link between Language, Culture, and Thought, the department has extended the notion of Language and Linguistics. Students are thus provided an opportunity to have a comprehensive idea of the undeniable relationship between language, history, and society.