Saturday, September 5, 2020

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper December 2018


Question Paper December 2018


Time : 3 hours                                                                                 Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Explain with reference to the context any four of the following passages in about 150 words each :

(a) Where is that glory, where that reverence now ? Thy eagle pinion is chained down at last, And grovelling in the lowly dust art thou, Thy minstrel hath no wreath to weave for thee Save the sad story of thy misery !

(b) Three happy children in a darkened room ! What do they gaze on with wide-open eyes ?

(c) The golden light came down into my brain And the grey rooms of mind sun-touched became A bright reply to Wisdom's occult plane, A calm illumination and a flame. ]

(d) 0 Love, I dreamed my soul had ransomed thee, In thy lone, dread, incalculable hour From those pale hands at which all mortals cower, And conquered Death by Love, like Savitri.

(e) I have made my commitments now. This is one : to stay where I am, As others choose to give themselves In some remote and backward place. My backward place is where I am.

(f) I am Indian, very brown, born in Malabar, I speak three languages, write in Two, dream in one. Don't write in English, they said, English is Not your mother-tongue.

(g) I can smell violence in the air like the lash of coming rain - mass hatreds drifting grey across the moon.

2. Discuss Mulk Raj Anand's novel "Untouchable" as a novel of social criticism.


Discuss the narrative technique of Raja Rao's Kanthapura.

3. Discuss the prose style of Jawaharlal Nehru with reference to his An Autobiography.  


Discuss Shashi Deshpande as a short story writer with special reference to her story "Miracle".

4. Write a critical appreciation of Githa Hariharan's "Gajar Halwa".


Discuss the political dimensions in Anita Desai's novel Clear Light of Day.

5. Discuss the narrative technique in Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children.  


Discuss Mahesh Dattani's Tara as a problem play