|Course Code :||MEG-08|
|Course Title :||New Literatures In English|
|Program :||MA English|
|Maximum Marks :||100|
|Session :||July 2020 and January 2021 (2020-21)|
|Last Date of Submission :||31st March, 2021 (for July 2020 session)
30th September, 2021 (for January 2021 session)
|Solution Type :||Softcopy (PDF File)|
ASSIGNMENT FOR MEG – 08
NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH
July 2020 and January 2021 Session
Assignment Code: MEG-8/TMA/2020-2021
Max Marks: 100
Attempt all the ten questions and answer each question in approximately 500 words.
1 Do you think ‘New Literatures in English is a more appropriate term than ‘Commonwealth Literatures’? Give reasons for your answer.
2 A Grain of Wheat clearly expresses Ngugi’s views about British colonial rule in Kenya. Do you agree? Give a reasoned answer.
3 Is Wole Soyinka making a political statement through his play A Dance of the Forests? Discuss with reference to the play.
4 Analyze Bapsi Sidhwa’s Ice-Candy Man as a novel of Partition.
5 Examine Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas as a diasporic novel.
6 Compare and contrast Brathwaite’s analysis of Jamaican society in “Wings of a Dove” with Walcott’s views on Trinidadian society in “The Spoiler’s Return.”
7 How does the poem “Dan is the Man” subvert and debunk the tools of colonial education?
8 Does Patrick White use myths and symbols convincingly in The Solid Mandala? Explain with examples from the text.
9 Attempt a detailed character sketch of Hager Shipley in the novel The Stone Angel.
10 There is a close relationship between language and culture. Do you agree? Base your answer on your knowledge of African literature.