Assignment: Write a response paper on one or more of the stories assigned from Poisoned
Bread: Bandhumadav, “The Poisoned Bread;” Bhimrao Shirvale,
“Livelihood;” and Baburao Bagul, “Mother.”
Length: Response papers are to be two pages, double-spaced (Times New Roman, 12
Content: You can write about any issue or theme that interests you in the
reading(s). If you find yourself stumped for a topic, you may answer or think about
any of the following questions:
What did you learn from the reading?
How did it change your perceptions of the period/people you read about?
Why was this reading assigned?
How does the material relate to the themes of the course?
How does the material relate to other assigned readings for the course?
Let me underscore that you are not being asked for a synopsis of the reading. I am, instead,
looking for your critical engagement with the assigned materials.