Back to School : Harry Potter, Tintin, Asterix and The Hobbit part of ICSE syllabus
Ah! Gone are the days of sitting under your study lamp and trying to remember Antonia and Shylock’s character and conduct or who said what in Shakespearean English.
ICSE syllabus just became a lot more fun! We’re serious, Harry Potter, Tintin, Asterix and The Hobbit are now officially part of the English Literature syllabus starting from the academic year 2017-18.
We hear, graphic novels like Amar Chitra Katha, Tintin, Asterix comics and Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’ will be a part of the syllabus from class 3 to class 8. Satyajit Ray’s Feluda, Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes will also feature in the new syllabus, along with JRR Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’, PG Wodehouse and Charles Dickens’ classics. A string of autobiographies of Anne Frank, Malala Yusufazai, APJ Abdul Kalam are also some new additions, with Enid Blyton’s Noddy series, for the lower classes.
We need to go back to school – because Dumbledore and Snape are replacing Brutus and Mark Antony.
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