This course looks at some examples of Anglophone literature that emerged in South Asian countries after their independence from colonial rule. We will examine the literature of these countries to evaluate their adaptation and resistance to Western culture. The first part of the course deals with the theme of "Empire Writes Back," where colonial representations of the native and the native's self-representation are examined side by side. The second part of the course delves into other complex issues within the formation of postcolonial identity, such as questions of gender, race, and class within postcolonial discourse. ART, LIT, GDAN. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1100 and ENGL 1200.