LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), CHENNAI – 600 034 B.A DEGREE EXAMINATION–HISTORY III SEMESTER-NOV. 2004 EL 3100/ENG 100–INDIAN NATIONALISTIC LITERATURE Date : 30.10.04 Duration: 9 – 12 noon Max : 100 marks Hours: 3 hrs I. Explain with reference to context any FIVE of the following in 75 words each. (5 x 4 = 20 marks) 1. “Yes. And slaves have often tried to replace their masters” a) Explain the analogy. b) Does sultan Mohamed approve the analogy in politics? 2. “Make me an officer of your state, your Majesty.” a) Comment on the identity of the speaker b) Explain the irony in the passage. 3. “And when they passed away, the children took their place and held the torch aloft” a) Explain the spirit of patriotism in the passage. b) Who are the persons the poet is proud of? 4. “It was the building up of that real inner strength of the people that we were after” a) What was the strength of Indian people that we need to build up? b) What was the weakness of Indian people that we need to wipe out? 5. My blue, blue sea, lying in wait for centuries on end a) Who is the speaker? b) What does the speaker wait for? 6. ‘Here is an example for you to copy?’ What did Gandhi want to copy? 7. “Some vagrant mother bore him, by the springs of Mukta-dhara , and who can keep him bound?” Who is referred to here? Bring out the significance of the passage. 8. “As soon as you can hold up your head and say that it does not hurr, the roots of violence will be cut”. What philosophy does Dananjaya preach his people? Explain. II. Answer any FOUR of the following in 150 words each. (4 x 10 = 40 marks) 9. Comment on the strength and weakness of India in comparison with those of Americans, Russians and Chinese in the light of “Discovery of India” by Nehru. 10. The love story of a Sikh boy and a Muslim girl in “Train to Pakistan” bridges the age-old obyss of religious hate-Discuss. 11. “Women’s Era” in “India: A Million Metiness Now” is more an intellectual revolution than a social renaissance – justify. 12. How does Sarojini Naidu express her love and devotion to India through her poems? 13. “My country, my people” is a glorious tribute to India’s rich varieties, of prosperity of the past.’ – Discuss. 14. How is Mukta-Dhara different from Kannad’s Tughlaq though both are nationalistic? III. Attempt an essay on any TWO of the following in 300 words each. (2 x 20 = 40 marks) 15. “Tughlag” reflects the political mood of disillusionment which followed the Nehru era of idealism in the country – Substantiate. (OR) 16. Portray the patriotic spirit and the cultural heritage in the poems of Subramanya Bharathi prescribed for your study. 17. Discuss Gandhi’s account of his childhood and childmarriage. (OR) 18. Attempt a character sketch of prince Abhijit.