Topic: Poets and Pancakes

Objective: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

Understand the concept of modernism in Indian literature
Analyze the themes and style of "Poets and Pancakes" by Asokamitran
Develop critical thinking skills by evaluating the author's perspective on the role of art in society


Copies of "Poets and Pancakes" by Asokamitran
Whiteboard and markers
Handouts with discussion questions
Audiovisual equipment for a multimedia presentation

Introduction (10 minutes):

Begin the lesson by introducing the concept of modernism in Indian literature.
Ask students to brainstorm what they know about modernism in literature and how it differs from traditional literary styles.
Share a brief overview of the literary movement and its characteristics, emphasizing the importance of experimentation and the rejection of traditional norms.
Introduce "Poets and Pancakes" by Asokamitran, and explain that it is an example of modernist literature in India.

Body (40 minutes):

Distribute copies of the story to the students and ask them to read it silently.
Once they finish reading, ask them to share their initial reactions to the story.
Use a multimedia presentation to provide background information about the author, Asokamitran, and the context in which he wrote the story.
Divide the class into small groups and give each group a set of discussion questions to answer. Some example questions could be:
What is the main theme of the story?
How does the author use symbolism to convey his message?
What is the significance of the title "Poets and Pancakes"?
How does the story reflect the modernist literary movement in India?
Allow the groups to discuss their answers among themselves and then ask them to share their thoughts with the class.

Conclusion (10 minutes):

Summarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing the characteristics of modernist literature and the themes and style of "Poets and Pancakes."
Ask the students to reflect on the author's perspective on the role of art in society and share their own thoughts on the topic.
Assign a short writing assignment for homework, asking students to analyze the role of art in their own lives and how it reflects their personal values and beliefs.


The teacher can assess students' understanding of the topic through their participation in class discussions and their written assignments. The teacher can also use a rubric to evaluate their critical thinking skills, writing skills, and ability to analyze and interpret literary texts.

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