Saturday, September 5, 2020

MEG 07 INDIAN ENGLISH LITERATURE Question Paper December 2014



Question Paper December 2014


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) Yet shall they dream of it until the day ! When shall those children by their mother's side Gather, ah me ! As erst at eventide ?

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

(c) As o thers choose to give themselves In some remote and backward place. My backward place is where I am.  

(d) Endless crow noises. A skull on the holy sands tilts its empty country towards hunger.

(e) And let the guerdon of my labour be My fallen country ! One kind wish from thee !

(f) How should I not scream, "I haven't finished ?" Yet that too would pass unheeded. (g) He popped a stone in his mouth and spat out gods.

2. Comment on Gandhi's views on education and their relevance in the age of globalisation.


Write an essay on Raja Rao's art of characterisation as revealed through Kanthapura.  

3. Delineate the features of Nehru's prose style as illustrated in the passages taken from Autobiography.


Comment on the significance of the title The Untouchable.

4. Discuss Anita Desai's contribution to Indian-English fiction.  


Comment on Rushdie's use of language in Midnight's Children.  

5. Attempt a critical appreciation of either Gajar Halwa.


A Toast to Herself


Comment on the theme of gender in Tara.