Monday, September 5, 2016

New Reading Item (Selected) - গৌতম বুদ্ধ / সিদ্ধার্থ

I am NOT including every titles that we worked on today in the class. It is because all of you have your exclusive reading schemes and I want these to be part of your Unique Presentation during application essays.

Open Reader on SIDDHARTHA
Siddhartha - Full TEXT
Siddhartha - Critical Objection

This is a GREAT reading. The mail text has only 55 pages to read. Wonderful insight. There are some criticisms on Hesse's handling of this great theme - but in spite of such objections, you can thoroughly enjoy the book.

Here are two EXCELLENT articles on Buddhism in America and Europe = two MUST reads for everyone.
Buddhism and America
Schopenhauer and Nietzsche - influences on Herman Hesse


  1. Introducing Marx by Rius
    Think like a freak by Dubner and Levitt
    In the light of what we know by Zia Haider Rahman
    Reading Loilita in Tehran by Azar Nafsi
    Fear of Mirrors by Tariq Ali
    The Lives of others by Neel Mukherjee
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville

  2. Reading List :
    Daisy Miller- Finished
    The Metamorphosis- Finished
    Reading Lolita in Tehran
    Moby Dick
    My Antonia
    The Awakening

  3. Tasnim's book list:
    Snow by Orhan Pamuk- 4th chapter
    Museum of innocence by orhan pamuk- half way through
    things fall apart by Chinua Achebe-done
    The Great Gatsby-recently started
    Reading Lolita in Tehran- just started


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Rafiul Azam, Tahsin Azad and Siam Ashraful took a full day that started with Byron and his poems. We read Byron, a little of Lorca as well....