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MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper June 2016

 

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Question Paper June 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) 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.

(b) That language is a tree, loses colour under another sky.  

(c) When, finally, we reached the place, We hardly knew why we were there.

(d) Depressed and weary we march back to the lines A leader says over the evening wireless, "We are marching forward."

(e) This is the kind of sadness which closes the eyes. Here the memory for faces of the dead never appears.

(f) I have no joys which are not yours, no Aches which are not yours. I too call myself I.

(g) And Flora gave the lotus, "rose red" dyed, And "lily-white," queenliest flower that blows.

2. (a) Discuss the appropriateness of the title, Untouchable.

OR

(b) Comment on the nature of Gandhi's influence on Indian fiction in English.

3. (a) How does Anita Desai combine the personal and the political in Clear Light of Day  OR

(b) Discuss Vikram Seth or Amitav Ghosh as travel writers. (450 words)

4. (a) What are the various themes that Rushdie deals with in Midnight's Children?

OR

(b) Discuss the theme and technique of Dattani in Tara.

5. (a) What are the main elements of a short story ? Illustrate with the help of any one of the short stories of your choice.

OR

(b) Comment on the theme of the East-West Encounter in Indian-English fiction.


 

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