BBMKU FYUGP English Syllabus 2022- Present Time

BA PART 1

Indian Classical Literature

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Unite 1: Introduction to Classical Indian Literature1. Introduction
2. The Indian Epic Tradition: Themes and Recensions
3. Classical Indian Drama: Theory and Practice
4. Alankara and Rasa
5. Dharma and the Heroic
UNIT 2: The Ramayana Book II Translated by R. C. Dutt1. Summary notes
2. Rama Character sketch
3. Sita Character sketch
4. Laxman Character sketch
UNIT 3: Abhigyan Shakuntalam by Kalidas translated by Arthur W Ryder1. Summary notes
2. Sakuntala Character sketch
3. King Dushyant Character sketch
4. Love theme
UNIT IV: Vyas: Mahabharata (The book of Assembly Hall or Sabha Parva)1. Summary of Sabha Parva
Unit V: Mrichchhakatikam by Sudraka translated by M. R. Kale1. Summary
Unit VI: Cilappatikaran (The tale of an Anklet) translated by R. Parthasarathy Book 31. Summary

Paper 2: European Classical Literature

1. Homer: Iliad, Book 11. Summary
2. MCQ
2. Sophocles: Oedipus the King Notes
3. Virgil: Aeneid, Book 1Notes
4. Dante: selections from The Divine Comedy: Inferno (Canto 1 & 2)Summary
5. Horace: Satire Epistle 1, Book 1Summary
6. Plautus: The plot of GoldSummary

Paper3: Indian Writing in English

NOVELS
1. R.K. Narayan, Swami and FriendsSummary Notes
2. Amitav Ghosh, Shadow linesSummary Notes
POETRY
1. H.L.V. Derozio’s ‘Freedom to the Slave’, ‘The Orphan Girl’Summary Notes
2. Kamala Das, ‘Introduction’, ‘My Grandmother’s House’Summary Notes
3. Nissim Ezekiel, ‘Goodbye Party to MIss Pushpa TS’, The Night of the Scorpion’Summary Notes
4. Robin S. Ngangom, ‘The Strange Affair of Robin S. Ngangom’, ‘A Poem for Mother’Summary Notes
5. Eunice de Souza, ‘De Souza Prabhu’Summary Notes
SHORT FICTION
1. Mulk Raj Anand ‘Two Lady Rams’Summary Notes
2. Rohinton Mistry ‘Swimming Lesson’Summary Notes
3. Shashi Deshpande’s ‘The Intrusion’Summary Notes
DRAMA
1. Mahesh Dattani, TaraSummary Notes

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