Dear young scholars of literature, welcome to the oldest Department of English in India. We started teaching English at what was an earlier form of Delhi College even before Macaulay had declared his Minute on Education in the nineteenth century. Since then, we have carried forward the legacy of teaching, discussing and breaking grounds in literary studies. You are in the centre of medieval and modern history of North India with Zakir Husain Delhi College as an educational institution bearing witness to the transition from Mughal through British to independent India.
Our Honours course Bachelors of Arts in English will take you from classical Western and Indian to contemporary world literature and literary discourse in English. We shall read numerous texts in original English (Middle and modern) and translations into English. If literature beckons you to discovery of the self and the world, this course is fortunate to engage with you. We are an involved community of scholars and researchers at ZHDC English Department, and we are glad you become a part of us.