DISCIPLINE COURSES II

GUJARATI

Semester Paper

Title

Classes MM

III

1

Gujarati Language and Indian

Linguistics

56

100

IV

2

Gujarati Literature and History

56

100

V

3

Gujarati Culture, Literature and

Folklore

56

100

VI

4

Gujarati Literature and Psychology

56

100

VII

5

Gujarati Literature, society and

environment

56

100

VIII

6

Gujarati Literature and Philosophy

56

100

Every semester Teaching will be spread over 16 weeks including 2 weeks for review

PAPER – 1: Indian linguistics and Gujarati Language

 Outline of the Course

The course, being interdisciplinary in nature, attempts to establish the relationship between language and linguistics as an area of investigation.  While considering linguistics as a discipline and the need to know the basic linguistics features of Gujarati language the course explores the scope of knowing the important philological features of Gujarati, different varieties of Gujarati language, the linguistic situation of Gujarat, its relationship with the neighbouring languages, and the development of Gujarati language and script.

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching:

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 periods in a semester.

Each lecture and students’ presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.  6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 12 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units:

1.   Introduction to Gujarati language.

2.   Identification of important philological features of Gujarati.

3.   Gujarati language: Regional varieties.

4.   Development of Gujarati language and script.

5.   Brief history of Gujarati literature: Ancient and medieval.

6.   Brief history of Gujarati literature: Modern times.

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Gujarati bhashanu swaroop ane parichay       : Jayant Kothari

2.   Bhashavignan                                                    :  Dr.K.B.Vyas

3. Gujarati Bhashanum Dhwani-Swarup and          :  Dr.Prabodh Pandit Dhwani-Parivartan (Linguistic study):

Selected sections from these texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i) Written examination (75 marks)
(ii) Project work & Internal assessment (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to express their knowledge of language and literature.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, writing style and presentation.

PAPER- 2: Literature and History

Outline of the Course

The course, attempts to focus on the relationship between Gujarati literature and history of Gujarat.  Besides highlighting the basics of historiography, it is expected to make the students aware of important events of Gujarati history and historical writings in Gujarat.  Based on the literary texts of historical importance, the course on one hand exposes the historical facts and their depiction in literature and in other it also expected to argue literature as authentic historical document.  As a result a new genre of writings, as historical writings, has emerged in Gujarati literature.  This also focuses on the early attempts of history writing in Gujarat.

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 15 periods will be allotted for the students’ presentation in a semester.  Each lecture and presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.   6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 12 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units:

1.   Introduction: relationship  between literature and history

2.   Important events in 20th century history of Gujarat

3.   Oral history and the tradition of writing history

4.   History writings and literary texts on history

5.   Historical novels in Gujarati  literature (A study of text)

6.   Historical plays in  Gujarati literature (A study of text)

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   History of Gujarati Literature                             :  Gujarati Sahitya parishad

2.   Patan ni prabhuta                                                : K.M.Munshi

3.   Aurangzeb                                                             :  Chinu Modi

These texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i) Written examination (75 marks)
(ii) Project work & Internal assessment (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture.  A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

PAPER- 3: Literature, Culture and Folklore

Outline of the Course

The aim of the course is to focus literature as the source to understand and explain the Ethnography, Folklore and Culture of a society.  The folklore and culture of Gujarat, performing tradition of Gujarat, and other related materials of culture will be the basis of this course. Besides, considering the tribal population of and the wide varieties it exhibits, tribal life of Gujarat as depicted in Gujarati writings will be an interesting area of study.  The course aims at looking the cultural ingredients of both the folk and the tribes of Gujarat and their depictions in Gujarati literature starting from the early phase of fiction writings till today.

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 15 periods will be allotted for the students’ presentation in a semester. Each lecture and presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.   6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 12 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units:

1.   Introduction: Ethnography, folklore and culture

2.   Elements of culture with reference to the cultural life of Gujarati

3.   Folk performances of Gujarati with selected performing texts

4.   Folk elements in Gujarati  literature

5.   Gujarati  literature and the folk life of Gujarati (Study of text)

6.   Tribal life of Gujarat in Gujarati literature (Study of text)

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Kachhnun Sanskrit Darshan (A cultural survey) : Ram Singhji Rathod

2.   Gujarati aadivasi lok Sahitya : Hasu Yagnik

Selected chapters from these texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i) Written examination (75 marks)
(ii) Project work & Internal assessment (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture.  A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

PAPER – 4: Literature and Science

Outline of the Course

The aim of the course is to focus how science and scientific inventions have contributed to the writing of literature. Thus, emerged a new genre of literature, science fiction, different from the scientific writings. The course will have three important areas; use of scientific knowledge, scientific inventions, and the achievements of scientists in different fields.   Besides small biographical notes about the great scientists as have been told in Gujarati writings, will be major study areas.  This course also aims at making the students aware of the indigenous and traditional knowledge of Gujarat and the scientific developments worldwide.

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered 14 weeks and 5 periods, every week in every semester with 4 lectures and 1 classroom presentation. Each lecture and presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.   6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks every semester teaching and 2 weeks for field work(if needed),special discussion on selected topics leading to project and Units:

1.   Introduction: Science and literature

2.   Traditional indigenous knowledge of Gujarat and scientific developments

3.   Science literature in Gujarati and scientific writings

4.   Gujarati  science fiction and a text study

5.   Biographical sketches of great scientists

6.   Depiction of scientific topics, modern experiments and developments  in the field of science in Gujarati  literature

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Kayani kinari taari adke anang                                       : Madhu Ray

This text and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i)              Written examination                                 (75 marks)

(ii)             Project work & Internal assessment         (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture.  A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

PAPER – 5: Literature, society and environment

 Outline of the Course

The course aims at looking the interrelationship between literature and environment.   While looking at the environment it also intends to include the people and the society.  It has the scope to look at the concept of land, nature and human life and man-animal relationship as depicted in Gujarati literature.   The course expects the possibility of exploring the idea of eco-criticism while dealing with the texts.  The concept of land, ethnic culture and identity, and worldview of the people of Gujarat will be special focus of study.  The course focuses on the ecological issues and environmental problems of contemporary life as reflected and depicted in modern Gujarati literature.

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 15 periods will be allotted

for the students’ presentation in a semester.  Each lecture and presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.   6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 12 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units:

1.   Literature, environment and society relationships

2.   Eco-criticism as a literary and cultural movement.

3.   Environment, people, land and nature as depicted in Gujarati  literature

4.   Nature and environmental issues as depicted oral culture and Gujarati  literature

5.   Gujarati  literature and treatment of nature (study of text)

6.   Gujarati literature: celebration of land and surroundings (study of texts)

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Chilika                                        : Umashankar Joshi

2.   Arvalli                                        : KIshorsingh solanki

These texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i)              Written examination                                 (75 marks) (ii)             Project work & Internal assessment         (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to the students to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture.  A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

PAPER – 6: Literature and Philosophy

Outline of the Course

The course, being interdisciplinary in nature, attempts to establish the relationship between Gujarati literature and philosophy by focusing the development of Gujarati literature with the rise of different philosophical thoughts in Gujarat.   It also aims at highlighting important philosophical thoughts, unique in their principles and approaches, which took birth in Gujarat and  comfortably  mingled  with  Gujarati  culture.    The  course  further  focuses  how  Gujarati literature has been used as the carrier of philosophical thoughts throughout the long history of Gujarati literature

Medium of teaching and examination:      GUJARATI

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 15 periods will be allotted for the students’ presentation in a semester.  Each lecture and presentation class will be of 1 hour duration.   6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 12 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units:

1.   Introduction: Literature and Philosophy

2.   Different philosophical thoughts with reference to Gujarat

3.   Tradition of religious and philosophical writings in Gujarat

4.   Different philosophical thoughts as found in Gujarati  literature

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Nitishikshan :    Anandshankar Dhruv

2.   Madhya aklin gujarati sahityno itihas : Gujarati Sahitya parishad

These texts and other reading materials will be compiled and made available to the students

Assessment

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:

(i)              Written examination                                 (75 marks) (ii)             Project work & Internal assessment         (25 marks)

Project Work:

The students are expected to submit one project assignment, which will provide scope to express their liking towards their language, literature and culture.  A list of topics will be made available to them in the beginning of the course.  Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge of the language, collection of the information, presentation and style of narration.

 

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