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2021 Languages M.A. English Bharathidasan University, M.A Degree Examination, English, Indian writing in English, Nov 2021. Question paper

Course: M.A. English   University/board: Bharathidasan University

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S.No. 2101

P 16 EN 14

(For candidates admitted from 2016–2017 onwards)




Time : Three hours

Maximum : 75 marks

PART A — (10 2 = 20)

Answer the following in one or two sentences.

What is the dead father's legacy in the poem obituary?

What does the casuarinas tree symbolize?

What is the meaning of the word ''The World Community''?

What is the main concept in the book ''Discover of India'' by Nehru?

Why does the king arrange the fire sacrifice in the play ''The Fire and the Rain''?

Who is Dan in the play ''Tara''? Why does he change his name?

Who is protagonist in the novel ''Two Leaves and a Bud''? Where does he stay?

Who is Macro in the novel ''The Guide''?

Who is Rukmani in ''Nectar in a Sieve''?

10. Who is Mohan? Where does he work?

PART B — (5 5 = 25)

Answer ALL questions, choosing either (a) or (b).

11. (a) Discuss the culture and tradition of the poem ''Obituary''.


(b) Explain the theme of the poem ''Our Casuarina Tree''

12. (a) Discuss Radhakrishnan's views on ''Alternatives for the Military Methods''.


(b) Discuss Nehru's views on ''Progress versus Security'' in his essay ''Through
the Ages''.

13. (a) Analyse the theme of the novel ''The Fire and the Rain''.


(b) How does Dattani portray the gender discrimination in the play ''Tara''?

14. (a) How did Raju succeed as a tourist guide in the novel ''The Guide''? Explain.


(b) Sketch the character of Govindan in the novel ''The Cat and Shakespeare : A
Tale of India''.

15. (a) Sketch the character of Nathan in the novel ''Nectar in a Sieve''.


(b) Sketch the character of Maya in the novel ''Cry, the Peacock''.

PART C — (3 10 = 30)

Answer any THREE of the following in about
1000 words.

16. Analyse the poem ''River, Once'' by R. Parthasarathy.

17. Write an essay on ''The World Community''?

18. ''The Fire and the Rain'' as a tragedy – Discuss.

19. Analyse the novel ''The Guide''.

20. Write a plot construction of the novel ''That Long Silence''.

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