Weeks 12-15 Explore!

In Weeks 12-15, you have free choice about what direction you want to pursue. There are so many possibilities!
  • Focus. You can choose to focus on one main area of reading for all four weeks.
  • Variety. You can cover several different areas, reading from a given source for just one or two weeks each.
  • Epics. You can read more versions of the Ramayana, or learn more about the Mahabharata. All the reading options from the first half of the semester are still available, plus many more.
  • Beyond Epics. You can branch out and explore other forms of Indian storytelling, such as:
    • the mythology of the gods and goddesses 
    • the cycle of tales about Krishna 
    • the legends of heroes and heroines along with visionaries and adventurers
    • all sorts of Indian folktales, including Buddhist jataka tales
There are about 100 books and over 100 comic books to choose from, so you will definitely want to use the Diigo links before to help you focus your search based on the topics and/or formats that are of most interest to you.

* all the options (all formats, all topics)

* you can focus on the Ramayana or the Mahabharata, or on Krishna, on gods and goddesses, or on Hindu legends and/or Buddhist legends

* options with detailed Reading Guides if you like having lots of background information and context

* all the FREE online options — including more contemporary books (published after 1923)

* all the FREE options in Bizzell - including books for checkout and books on Reserve

* if you like Kindle ebooks (you can read these on any device instantly), you can search for Kindle ebooks cheap (under $10) or Kindle ebooks ultracheap (under $5)

* a dozen different graphic novels on Reserve in Bizzell, plus over 100 Amar Chitra Katha comic books also on Reserve (if you are doing ACK comic books, choose two per week)

* video options: There is Nina Paley's animated Ramayana, Peter Brook's international Mahabharata, along with videos from the fabulous Epified TV channel at YouTube

* stories by women authors and by Indian authors — and also stories that focus on women characters

* you can focus on children's literature 

Feel free to contact me if you'd like me to help you find any particular combination that would help you choose what to read!

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