Indian Classical Literature
Assignment July, 2022 & January 2023 Sessions
(Based on Blocks 1 – 4)
Write short notes/ answer with reference to the context in about 100 words each: 4 × 5 = 20
1.(i) The purpose of Dramatic Art (ii) The Sanskrit Epic Tradition (iii) “Now I see no other course open but the fourth – punishment. The kings are marching to Kurukshetra to their doom!” (iv) … “And from that exalted line/ Of heavenly nymphs was Matavi descended./ A woman of flawlwss birth, of broad shoulders,/ And curly hair, spilling pollen, she was/ Noted for her style of great distinction.”
Answer the following in about 350 words each: 4 X 20 = 80
1. Examine the difference between the Shakuntala in Abhijnana Shakuntala and the Shakuntala episode in the Mahabharata.
2. Write a critical note on the predicament of Karna in the Mahabharata.
3. Discuss the significance of the storm in Mrichchhkatika?
4. Write a detailed note on the idea of justice in Cilappatikaran.