MEG 08 Solved Assignment 2020-21 – NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH


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MEG 08 Solved Assignment 2020-21 – NEW LITERATURES IN ENGLISH You are required to do one assignment for the elective English course entitled New Literatures in English (MEG-08), of the Master’s Degree in English Programme. This is a Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) and carries 100 marks. This assignment covers the entire MEG-08 course from Blocks 1 to 8.


Solved Assignment 2020-21

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.

MEG 08 Solved Assignment 2020-21


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