The Home and the World: Rabindranath Tagore (Thakur)
Main characters : Bimala, Sandip, Nikhil (Bara Rani, Panchu, Amulya,
Bande Mataram – bow to thee mother,
partition of Bengal 1905, the burning of Indian
made goods, which hurt the native Indian interests.
Cracking India: Bapsi Sidhwa
Main characters: Lenny, Ranna, Ice Candy Man, Ayah.
India going through independence, much violence between Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs
erupts in the peaceful Lahore, where people of all religions were friends.
Sultana’s Dream: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain
Main characters: Sultana, Sister Sara
Sultana falls asleep and imagines a walk in the garden where Sister Sara describes a
Utopian world where the zenana is imposed on the men.
Hayavadana: Girish Karnad
Main Characters: Devadatta, Hayavadana (transposed heads), Kapila, Padmini, Bhagavada
There is a subplot of Hayavadana, the man with a horse’s head, comical relief. Devadatta,
Brahmin, intellectual & Kapila, lower caste, strong attractive body, switch heads, so now