M.A. English Sem. III: Sample Question Paper of Paper III (Indian Writing in English) Higher Education M.P.

English Literature (Paper- III)- Indian Writing in English

Section – A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.
Q1. Choose the correct option:
(i) Tagore was given the Nobel Award in………..
(a) 1913
(b) 1918
(c) 1923
(d) None of the above
(ii) Wings of Fire is a……..
(a) Biography
(b) Autobiography
(c) A Play
(d) A Story
(iii) Who is known as Mystic poet?
(a) Arun Joshi
(b) Tagore
(c) Anita Desai
(d) Badal Sircar
(iv) Valley of Assassins is written by:
(a) Badal Sircar
(b) Arun Joshi
(c) Anita Desai
(d) Asif Currimbhoy
(v) Maya is a character in:
(a) Savitri
(b) Geetanjali
(c) The City and the River
(d) Cry, the Peacock
Section- B (Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks.
Q2. Explain with reference to the context:
‘It was the hour before the God’s awake.
Across the path of the divine Event
The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone
In her unlit temple of eternity,
Lay stretched immobile upon silence’ marge.’
Q3. Explain with reference to the context:
At the immortal touche of thy hands,
My little heart loses its limits in Joy
And gives birth to utterance ineffable.
Q4. Explain with reference to the context:
Be active! take on responsibility! Work for things you believe in. If you do not, you are surrendering your fate to others.
Q5. Examine the theme of Savitri.
Q6. Give a brief note on Gintanjali
Q7. Examine the life of APJ Kalam.
Q8. Write a short note on Valley of Assassins.
Q9. Write a note on Arun Joshi.
Q10. Examine the theme of the City and the River.
Section- C (long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks.
Q11. Critically evaluate Tagore as a poet on basis of the poems you have read.
Q12. Discuss in detail the views of APJ Kalam in Wings of Fire.
Q13. Evaluate Savitri as an Epic.
Q14. Discuss Asif Currimbhoy as a dramalist.
Q15. Examine Anita Desai as a novelist


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