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Appendix I

INDIAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (YEAR-12)
EXAMINATION MARCH 2013
LIST OF PRESCRIBED TEXTBOOKS
13. Youth and the Tasks Ahead: Dr. Karan Singh

ENGLISH (Compulsory)
Paper 1. Language

14. My
Struggle
for
Booker T. Washington

No specific book is being recommended for
background reading.

15. The Ailing Planet: The Green Movement’s
Role: Nani Palkhivala

Paper 2. Prescribed Texts (For Classes XI & XII)

The following stories are to be studied:
1. The Portrait of a Lady: Khushwant Singh

One textual question (compulsory) on Macbeth or on
Pygmalion, together with four other questions on at
least three texts, which may include Macbeth or
Pygmalion.

2. Growing Up: Joyce Cary
3. The Rattrap: Selma Lagerlof
4. Going Places: A. R. Barton

Macbeth: Shakespeare

5. A Devoted Son: Anita Desai

OR

6. What Men Live By: Leo Tolstoy

Pygmalion: Bernard Shaw
II.

Education:

IV. Hues: An Anthology of Short Stories: Barry Antunis,
Anupam Banerjee, S. Thomas & Sumana Saha

Candidates will be required to answer five questions
as follows:

I.

an

7. Talking of Space: Report on Planet Three:
Arthur C. Clarke

The Mayor of Casterbridge: Thomas Hardy

8. A Village Cricket Match: A. G. Macdonell

III. Footprints (A Collection of Essays): Edited by
Stephen DaCosta

9. The Fortune-Teller: Karel Capek

1. On Saying “Please”: A. G. Gardiner

10. Dr. Heidegger’s
Hawthorne

Experiment:

Nathaniel

2. A Bachelor’s Complaint of the Behaviour of
Married People: Charles Lamb

11. Third Thought: E. V. Lucas

3. Of Studies: Francis Bacon

13. The Night Train at Deoli: Ruskin Bond

4. Principles of Good Writing: L. A. Hill

14. Love Across the Salt Desert: K. N. Daruwala

5. Albert Einstein at School: Patrick Pringle

15. The Castaway: Rabindranath Tagore

12. The Fly: Katherine Mansfield

6. The Future is Now: A Zest for Living: Walter
F. Stromer

V.

Star Light: Edited by Guy Kenneth Dantes

7. What India can teach Us: F. Max Muller

Only the following poems are to be studied:

8. Environmental Crisis: Edward O. Wilson

1. Tintern Abbey: William Wordsworth

9. Ideas that have helped Mankind: Bertrand
Russell

2. Frost at Midnight: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

10. Prayer – The
M. K. Gandhi

Essence

of

3. A Prayer for My Daughter: William Butler
Yeats

Religion:

4. The Shield of Achilles: W. H. Auden

11. Work in the Sun and in the Light: Jawaharlal
Nehru

5. The Raven: Edgar Allen Poe
6. Ode on a Grecian Urn: John Keats

12. The Awakening of Women: K. M. Panikkar
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7. The Lady of Shalott: Alfred Lord Tennyson

INDIAN LANGUAGES

8. Preludes: T. S. Eliot

FOR CLASSES XI & XII

9. An Old Woman: Arun Kolatkar

1. ASSAMESE (817)

10. Church Going: Philip Larkin

(Any three of the following):

11. I’m getting Old Now: Robert Kroetsch

1. Pragviswavidyalay
Kavita
(University of Gauhati)

12. I Sit and Look Out: Walt Whitman

Chayan

The following are to be studied:
(i) Dadhi-mathan
(ii) Kankhowa
(iii) Dhanbar Aru Ratani
(iv) Tejimala
(v) Padum
(vi) Keteki
(vii) Ei Bate Nahiba Dunai
(viii) Urmila
(ix) Sesh Arghya
(x) Devadasi

13. Ode to the West Wind: Percy Bysshe Shelley
14. Anthem for Doomed Youth: Wilfred Owen
15. Telephone Conversation: Wole Soyinka
LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (Optional)
CLASS XI
Prescribed Books (Any three of the following):
1. Lord of the Flies: William Golding
2. Hard Times: Charles Dickens
3. The Play Boy of the Western World: J.M. Synge
4. Arms and the Man: George Bernard Shaw

2. Phul by Dandinath Kalita

5. Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Verse
(An anthology of sixteen poets. Edited by Chris
Woodhead) (OUP)

3. Gaonburha by Padamanath Gohainbarua
4. Anandaram Barua by Dr. Surya Kumar
Bhuyan

The following poets are to be studied:

Note: Essay-type questions will be set on all
books.

Ted Hughes, William Wordsworth, Alfred
Tennyson,...
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