Literature is the foundation of life. It places an emphasis on many topics from human tragedies to tales of the ever-popular search for love. While it is physically written in words; these words come alive in the imagination of the mind, and its ability to comprehend the complexity or simplicity of the text. Literature enables people to see through the lenses of others, and sometimes even inanimate objects. Therefore, it becomes a looking glass into the world as others view it. It is a journey that is inscribed in pages, and powered by the imagination of the reader. Ultimately, literature has provided a gateway to teach the reader about life experiences from even the saddest stories to the most joyful ones that will touch their hearts.
It is a curious and prevalent opinion that literature, like all art, is a mere play of imagination, pleasing enough, like a new novel, but without any serious or practical importance. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Literature preserves the ideals of people; and ideals–love, faith, duty, friendship, freedom, reverence–are the part of human life most worthy of preservation. One of the most important skills children learn through literature is how to react to different situations. Reading allows children to experience situations vicariously, and think about what they would do in the character’s place.
Literature seen as a body of works – offers a unique education in itself, representing a wealth of ideas, perspectives, world views, emotional insights and more, all of which enrich the reader’s “ideational vocabulary”, expanding the range of thoughts and ideas available to the reader.
There is no barrier in liking the valuable and meaningful things which are useful to mankind. When we inculcate the good thoughts within our mind and within ourselves, then it takes the form of true literature. The literary association enthusiastically brought out the literary and artistic creativity of students by conducting several programmes and competitions throughout the academic year. The heads of Language Department Prof. N.M. Hegde, Prof. Cyril Mathias, Prof. Sophia Dias, the staff of the Language Departments encouraged the students to contribute articles, short stories, poems etc.