About Us

Khasi is the language spoken by the people residing in Meghalaya, Assam and Bangladesh. It belongs to the Austro-Asiatic family under the Monkhmer group. Today there are more than a million speakers of this language. Khasi, as a subject in St. Edmund's College was started in the year 1950 and the first Lecturer of the Department was Mr. Ondro Muney Dkhar. The department was converted into a full fledged Department in the year 1960, with Mr. Frank M. Pugh as the Head of the Department.

In 1960, the department was converted into a full pledge department with Frank M. Pugh as the Head of the Department who joined on 1st August, 1960. Mr. Pugh was a renowned scholar of literature and also an author of repute. He had written and translated several text books on Khasi literature, especially in the field of Literary Criticism, drama, novel and poetry. Frank M. Pugh, before joining the college, was a high school teacher and Assistant Headmaster of the Mawkhar Christian High School.

The Honours course in Khasi was introduced in the year 1992.

Course Structure

Semester Core Paper
1st Semester Paper - I Culture in Khasi Literature,
2nd Semester Paper - II History of Khasi Literature,
3rd Semester Paper - III Khasi Language Study,
4th Semester Paper - IV (Hons) Khasi Literary Criticism,
5th Semester Paper - V (Hons) Khasi Drama, Paper - VI (Hons) Khasi Fiction,
6th Semester Paper - VII (Hons) Literature in Translation, Paper - VIII (Hons) Khasi Poetry,

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