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What were the major literary trends during the 20th century? Illustrate.

Question 3: What were the major literary trends during the 20th century? Illustrate. Ans: As a consequence of changes in industry, science, and technology, human existence in the twentieth century varied significantly from that of the nineteenth. As a result, literature began to experiment with new forms of expression and styles. Modernism and Post-Modernism are […]

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What were the different oral traditions that formed the beginnings of Australian Literature? Illustrate with examples.

Question 1: What were the different oral traditions that formed the beginnings of Australian Literature? Illustrate with examples. Ans: Australian literature consited of older forms and translated versions of Aboriginal song sequences or folktales, as well as memoirs, journals, and ballads of early European explorers and settlers. This also comprises relatively formalized works of literature […]

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Translation is the most effective means of accessing various writings both in India and abroad. Do you agree? Give reasons.

Question 5: Translation is the most effective means of accessing various writings both in India and abroad. Do you agree? Give reasons.  Ans: The process of transferring a source text into a target text that should represent the contents of the original text is known as translation. The translator attempts to identify the nearest equivalent meaning […]

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What do you understand by Dalit literature? Discuss Dalit writing from the contrasting perspectives of privileged/disadvantaged.

Question 4: What do you understand by Dalit literature? Discuss Dalit writing from the contrasting perspectives of privileged/disadvantaged. Ans: Dalit Literature refers to literature created by Dalits for Dalits. It is literature that is used to oppose the heinous crimes against Dalits. During the seventeenth century, crimes against the poorest people reached their pinnacle. In […]

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Give a brief description of the trend towards social realism in Kannada drama. Can you find equivalences in drama in other Indian languages? Give examples.

Question 3: Give a brief description of the trend towards social realism in Kannada drama. Can you find equivalences in drama in other Indian languages? Give examples. Ans: Kannada is among the earliest Dravidian languages, with about 5 crore people speaking it in its different varieties. It is Karnataka’s official language. one of India’s four […]

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Choose a Bhakti poet from your region and discuss a few of his/her poems, illustrating how the Bhakti movement had an impact on Indian writing

Question 2: Choose a Bhakti poet from your region and discuss a few of his/her poems, illustrating how the Bhakti movement had an impact on Indian writing. Ans: The term Bhakti is derived from the Sanskrit root “Bhaj” which means to serve. The term Bhakti is defined as “devotion” or passionate love for the Divine. […]

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Discuss the woman’s point of view by referring to texts written by women. What are their themes and concerns?

Question 1: Discuss the woman’s point of view by referring to texts written by women. What are their themes and concerns? Ans: The first instances of Indian women writing in English are from the later quarter of the nineteenth century. This is a significant turning point for feminism in India. One of the primary causes […]

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What do you understand by the term ‘oral literature’? Illustrate.

Question 5: What do you understand by the term ‘oral literature’? Illustrate. Ans: ‘Oral Literature,’ also referred as ‘Folklore,’ is a’verbal art,’ that is, an art that is presented verbally and passed orally from individual to individual, generation to generation, place to place, and so on. Traditional forms of entertainment are referred to as oral […]

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How does a film that has been adapted from a story/novel affect our understanding of the text through the shift of perspective? Illustrate.

Question 3: How does a film that has been adapted from a story/novel affect our understanding of the text through the shift of perspective? Illustrate. Ans: Due to the powerful visual qualities of both mediums, there has been a tight link between literature and film from the beginning of cinema. D. W. Griffith aspired to […]

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What do you understand by the term ‘comparative literature’?

Question 1. What do you understand by the term ‘comparative literature’? 20 Ans: Comparative Literature is referred to as the study of literary writings that cross the borders of traditions around the globe, historical periods, genres, forms, and subjects, as well as literature between other kinds of cultural interpretation. Furthermore, rather than referring exclusively to individual pieces […]