Indian Bookshelf.

Between reading for pleasure and taking ‘19th Century British Fiction’ and ‘The Idea of India in Literature’, I’ve got about 6 books started, and about 3 finished. There’s something really interesting about reading about Victorian England and living in present-day India (i.e. some strange parallels). Pictured below are what’s sitting on my desk (see captions for titles).

Not pictured, but books that I’ve actually finished are:

Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

Class Registration, Regulations, & Ridiculousness

Between the 16 of us, we’ve got people studying religion, Spanish, computer science, philosophy, political science, photography, German, microbiology, advertising, neurobiology, creative writing, economics, nutrition, international business, anthropology, and more.

Essentially, this means that we’ve got a lot of major/minor/general education requirements to fill and for many of us, in a limited amount of time, which can be stressful. Here’s a nearly complete sampler of the classes that any number of people are taking, from 1 to 15.

Spoken Tamil
Invitation to Spoken French
Christianity and India: 2,000 Years of Faith
Hinduism and its Practices
Idea of India in Literature
Practical and Classical Yoga
Indian Philosophy of Values
19th Century British Fiction
Introduction to Cybertechnology
Medical Anthropology
Medicinal Plants and Their Uses
Peasant and Village Communities
Indian Constitution and Tribal Development
Forest Ecology (or something to that effect)
Gandhian Model of Poverty Alleviation
Indian Arts and Architecture
Indian Society and Culture
Christian Spirituality and Mysticism
South Indian Classical Dance
Indian Foreign Policy
Conflict Resolution, Knowledge Systems, Vision of Peace