Saturday, September 5, 2020

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper December 2016



Question Paper December 2016


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) When shall those children by their mother's side Gather, ah me ! As erst at eventide?

(b) Silence hath bound thee with her fatal chain; Neglected, mute, and desolate art thou, Like ruined monument on desert plain :

(c) This is the soul of man. Body and brain Hungry for earth our heavenly flight detain.

(d) The trip had darkened every face, Our deeds here neither great nor rare. Home is where we have to earn our grace.

(e) I resemble everyone but myself, and sometimes see in shop-windows, despite the well-known laws - of optics the portrait of a stranger, date unknown often signed in a corner by my father.

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

(g) I look around for a cleansed feeling, the kind you experience walking in a temple after a river-bath. I cannot find it. I have misplaced it somewhere in the caverns of my past.

2. How does Mulk Raj Anand paint the picture of a socially fragmented nation in Untouchable ?


Comment on the role of the narrator in Raja Rao's Kanthapura.

3. Write a critical essay on Anita Desai's art of characterization in 'Clear Light of Day'.  


What aspects of Indian culture figure in the writings of Swami Vivekananda or Sri Aurobindo ?

4. Write on the structure and theme of R.K. Narayan's An Astrologer's Day.


How are love, faith and science intertwined in Deshpande's Miracle ?  

5. "Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children is a trend-setter for a new genre of fiction." Discuss.


How does Dattani deal with the theme of gender in Tara ?