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MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper June 2017

         

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Question Paper June 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) Neglected, mute, and desolate art thou, Like ruined monument on desert plain :

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

(c) Bride of the Fire, clasp me now close, — Bride of the Fire ! I have shed the bloom of the earthly rose, I have slain desire.  

(d) In hope of your succour, how often in vain, So patient she sits at my gates, In the face of the sun and the wind and the rain.

(e) Another phase was reached when we Were twice attacked, and lost our way. A section claimed its liberty To leave the group.

(f) There is a house now far away where once I received love ...

(g) The new poets still quoted the old poets, but no one spoke in verse of the pregnant woman drowned, with perhaps twins in her, kicking at blank walls even before birth.

2. Discuss the narrative technique used by Mulk Raj Anand in his novel Untouchable ?

OR

Discuss Raja Rao's novel Kanthapura as a novel written in true Gandhian spirit.

3. Compare and contrast the autobiographies of Nehru and Nirad C. Chaudhuri.  

OR

Critically comment on the way in which Anita Desai weaves the political elements in Clear Light of Day.

4. Attempt a character sketch of the astrologer. Does this story evoke sympathy or anger for him in you ?

OR

Discuss Shashi Deshpande as a short story writer.

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

OR

What according to you are the major themes of Tara ? Discuss whatever you consider to be the most important of them.


 

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