Bangalore University 2006 B.A Optional English V Sem, , Optional Eng-Literatures of India- - Question Paper
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B.A. (V Semester) Examination, December 2006
OPTIONAL ENGLISH (Paper - V) Literatures of India - An Introduction
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Max Marks: 90
Instruction: Attempt all the Sections.
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SECTION - A (Poetry)
j Answer any one of the following: 15
| a) The verses of Bhartrhari and Parthasarthy set up similar oppositions between j the poet and the critic. Comment, iividual Will b) Analyse Syed Amanuddins denouncement of labels and classifications in Dont Call me Indo-Anglian.
[) Write a short note on any one of the following: 5
|y;JJnread library books in Small-Scale Reflections on >a Grfiat,House. t jp nian-made sun in Hiroshima, ife image of man in Adigaspoem.
SECTION - B (Short Fiction)
yer any one of the following:
Implore the literal and metaphorical significance of the title of the story The Shroud.
How far ij;
3) jflqw does the communal discord affect the relationship between the two families in Roots ? Comment,
is the image of the writer that emerges from your reading of the Birthday "1
III. Answer any one of the following:
a) Briefly trace the history of Radhika Santawanam. How does it reflect the course of womens writing in India ?
b) What argument does S.V. Srinivas present in The Politics of Failure ? What are your views on the subject ?
SECTION - D (Novel)
A) Answer any one of the following: 1
a) The Guide, like most RK Narayans novels., reveals an absence of India.
Y Do you agree ? Substantiate.
b) How do Raju and Rosie get transformed during the course of the novel ?
B) Write a short note on any one of the following: '-'"ll-"
a) The conclusion of the novel.
c) The metaphorical significance of the Railways.
SECTION - E (Drama)
\) Answer any one of the following: 1
[A] single myth written by the Brahmin Somadeva has been employed by authors in different cultures since the eleventh century AD, changing in the process from a Sanskrit parable to a German novella that in turn became the inspiration for a Kannada play in India. How does Karnads Havavadana recast the original myth and towards what end ?
b) Who, according to you, is the protagonist of the play, Havavadana ? Substantiate your answer.
i Write a short note on anyone of the following:
a) The use of Masks in the play.
b) Music in Havavadana.
c) The role of the Bhaaaw**0 TT
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