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MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper June 2015

 

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE

Question Paper June 2015

 

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:

b) Life only is, or death is life disguised, Life a short death until by life we are surprised

(c) In her youth she hath comforted lover and son, In her weary old age, 0 dear God, is there none To bless her tired eyelids to rest ?

(d) 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.

(e) I who have lost My way and beg now at strangers' doors to Receive love, at least in small change ?

(f) Really what keeps us apart at the end of years is unshared childhood.

(g) She opened her wormy legs wide. I felt the hunger there.

2. Critically examine the treatment of untouchability in Mulk Raj Anand's novel Untouchable. Suggest an alternative title for the novel.

OR

Discuss the role of Moorthy in Raja Rao's Kanthapura.  

3. Make an assemment of Nehru's prose style on the basis of excerpts from his Autobiography.

OR

What, according to Ananda Coomaraswamy, does the bronze image of the dancing Shiva symbolize ? Discuss.

4. 'Degeneration of the worst kind is common to all the characters in the story A Trip into the Jungle.' Do you agree ? Discuss.  

OR

Compare and contrast the characters of Bim and Tara in Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day.

5. Discuss the theme of identity in Midnight's Children.  

OR

How important is the family in Mahesh Dattani's Tara ? Discuss

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