M.Phil. (Comparative Indian Literature)

Course Description :

This programme of Comparative Indian Literature, the first of its kind in the country, was introduced in the year 1974. The main objective of this course is to study various Indian Literature in relation to the other, viewing the whole corpus as an unified literary activity of Indian people. It concentrates on various major literary traditions and genres as well as on the theoretical issues such as influence and impact, reception and survival, the relationship between genres and themes. It is expected that the students should not only have fair command on one Indian Literature but some familiarity with other Indian literature, classical or modern, at least in translation. The duration of the course is one academic year.
The medium of instruction in this course is English.

Type of Degree (Diploma/Degree) : Degree
Type of Course : Research
Duration of Course : One year full-time course
Venue For Teaching : Department of M.I.L. Faculty of Arts University of Delhi
Delhi-110 007.

Parent Department : Department of Modern Indian Languages and Literary Studies
Parent Faculty : Faculty of ARTS

Subject Syllabus :

Phase-I : Part I Course 1: Language (Literary Approach) (100 marks)
Any three texts in original form the language studied at M.A. (Comparative Indian Literature) level. The text to be chosen fresh for each batch by the teacher concerned, usually from three different literary genres. It is expected that the students should actually read these texts with the help of a dictionary; and purely textual questions like explanations with reference to context may also appear in the question-paper.
Course 2: Historiography of Indian Literature (100 marks)

Course 3: Any two of the optional courses -50 marks each (Total 100 marks)
(From the list offered by the Department each year according to the availability of teachers). These courses can be intensive and extension of M.A. courses, or courses related to literarture of a specific language, or course from any branch of applied study of Comparative Literature.

For example:

Mahatma Gandhi in Indian Literature Patriotic Element in Indian Poetry Political Novel Historical Novel Dalit Literature Marxist Ideology In Indian literature Modern Telugu Epics Manipravalam B.S. Mardhekar…Author Study Sharatchandra Chattopadhaya-author study Indian Drama and Cinema Literature and Music Folk elements in Indian Drama Ramayana and Performing arts Autobiographies in Marathi Fakir Mohan Senapati author study etc.

Phase 2 : Part-II

Dissertation 200 marks (150 marks for dissertation and 50 marks for viva-voce.)

Scheme of Grading:

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Admission Eligibility

M.A. in Comparative Indian Literature with high second class (Second Class means 50%).
Other Info:

Students for M.Phil. in Comparative Indian Literature are directly admitted in the Department.

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