Saturday, September 5, 2020

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper December 2017



Question Paper December 2017


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) Thy minstrel hath no wreath to weave for thee, Save the sad story of thy misery !

 (b) Love came to Flora asking for a flower, That would of flowers be undisputed queen, The lily and the rose, long, long had been, Rivals for that high honour.

(c) Life only is, or death is Life disguised, — Life a short death until by Life we are surprised.

(d) 0 Love, alas, that love could not assuage, The burden of thy human heritage Or save thee from the swift decrees of Death.

(e) I went to Roman Catholic School, A mugging Jew among the wolves.

(f) I am Indian, very brown, born in Malabar, I speak three languages, write in two, dream in one.

(g) Endless crow noises A skull in the holy sands Tilts its empty country towards hunger.

2. Discuss the various wishes and plans of Bakha as narrated by Mulk Raj Anand in his novel Untouchable.


Discuss the narrative technique of Raja Rao's Kanthapura. 

3. What, according to you, is Gandhi trying to convey to the readers in Hind Swaraj ? Explain.


Critically comment on Anita Desai's use of imagery in her novel Clear Light of Day.

4. Do you agree that "Gajar Halwa" offers a scathing comment on our social inequalities ? Give reasons.  


Discuss Ruskin Bond as a short story writer with reference to his stories in your syllabus.

5. Discuss the dominant themes Salman Rushdie weaves in his novel Midnight's Children


Discuss Mahesh Dattani's play Tara as a social tragedy.