DISCIPLINE COURSES II

MANIPURI LANGUAGE

Semester Paper

Title

Classes MM
 

III

 

1

 

Indian      Linguistic      and      Manipuri

Language

 

56

 

100

 

IV

 

2

 

Manipuri Literature and History

 

56

 

100

 

V

 

3

 

Manipuri     Literature,     Culture     and

Folklore

 

56

 

100

 

VI

 

4

 

Manipuri Literature and Science

 

56

 

100

 

VII

 

5

 

Manipuri     Literature     Society     and

Environment

 

56

 

100

 

VIII

 

6

 

Manipuri   Literature,   Philosophy   and

Religion.

 

56

 

100

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

PAPER 1: Indian Linguistic and Manipuri Language

Course Outline

The course aims at interdisciplinary in nature, attempts to establish the relationship between language and linguistic as an area of investigation while considering linguistic as a discipline and the need to know the basic linguistic features of Manipuri language. The course explores the scope of knowing the important philosophical feature of Manipuri, different varieties of Manipuri language, the linguistic situation of Manipuri, its relationship with the neighbouring languages, and the development of Manipuri language and script.

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

UNITS:

1.   Introduction to Manipuri language

2.   Identification of Important Philological features of Manipuri

3.   Manipuri language and its regional varieties

4.   Development of Manipuri language and scripts

5.   Brief history of Manipuri literature: Ancient, Medieval

6.   Brief history of Manipuri literature: Modern

Teaching Material

Texts:

1.   Meiteilon : Nandalan Sharma2.   Glimpses of Manipuri language , Culture: Sahitya Parishad Imphal Manipur

3.   Remedial Manipuri: Prof.PC Thoudam

4.   History of Manipuri Literature : R.K Jhalajeet Singh

5.   A History of Manipuri Literature: Prof. Ch Manihar

6.   Ariba Manipuri Sahityagi Itihas

Books on Manipuri Script

1.   Meitei Mayek: Moirangthem Chandra Singh

2.   Metei Mayek : Takhellambam Bokul Singh

Reference Books

1.   A course in Languistics: Hockett.

2.   The Language: Bloomfield Leonard.

3.   Manipuri Byakaran: Hijam Dwijamani Dev Sharma.

4.   Meitei Phonology : W Tomchou

5.   Manipuri Grammar : Ch Jasobanta

6.   Assamba Manipuri Sahityagi Itihas : Kalachand Shastri

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25 marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit one project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

PAPER 2: Manipuri Literature and History

Course Outline

The course attempts to focus on the relationship between Manipuri Literature and History of Manipuri,  besides  highlighting  the  basics  of  historiography.  It  is  expected  to  make  the students aware of important historical events and historical writings in Manipuri Literature. The Literary texts of historical importance expose the historical facts and their depictions in Literature. It is also expected to argue literature as an authentic historical document. It also focuses on the early attempt of historical writings in Manipuri Literature.

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Units

1.   Introduction: Relation between Literature and History

2.   Important events in the 18th  and 19th  century History of Manipuri: With special focus on the influence of Hinduism on Manipuri Literature.

3.   Oral Literature and Tradition of writing History.

4.   Historical Writing and Literary text in Manipuri.

5.   Historical Novels in Manipuri Literature.

6.   Historical Plays in Manipuri Literature.

Texts

1.   Ashamba Manipuri Sahityagi Itihas: Kalachand Shastri.2.   Ariba Manipuri Sahitya Itihas: Pt. Khelchandra.

3.   Cheitharol Kumbaba : L. Ibohal Singh

4.   Labanga Lata (Novel) : Kh. Chaoba Singh

5.   Nar Singh (Drama): L. Ibungohal.

Reading

1.   History of Manipuri Literature : R.K. Jhalajit Singh.

2.   A History Of Manipuri Literature : Ch Manihar Singh.

3.   Manipuri Sahitya Gi Mamal Leppa: Naharol Sahitya Premi Samity.

4.   An introduction to the History of Manipuri Literature : W.H Hudson.

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit 1 project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

PAPER 3: Manipuri Literature, Culture and Folklore

 Outline of the Course

The Course aims to focus literature as the source to understand and explain the Ethnography, Folklore and culture of a society. The folklore, culture, performing art traditions of Manipur and other related materials of culture will be the basis of this course. The course aims at looking the cultural ingredients of folk and classical cultures and their depiction in Manipuri literature

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

UNITS

1.   Introduction to Ethnography, Folklore and Culture.

2.   Elements of Culture with special reference to the cultural life of Manipur.

3.   Folk performances of Manipur.

4.   Folk literature, Myths, Legends, Folktales.

5.   Proverbs, Riddles, Folkballad, Folk Songs.

6.   Manipuri Culture with reference to folk dance and folk festivals of Manipur.

Texts

1.   Apunba Wareng (selected pieces): Edited by I.R. Babu a)  Ahong Yumna Hayri : M.K. Binodini.

b)  Naosum Amattadagi : Mangthoi Thaimei.

c)  Manipuri Sahityada Romanticism : Dr. I.R. Babu.

d)  Rajshri Bhagyachandra Amasung Manipuri Sanskriti : R.K Sanahal. e)  Meitei Ningthouna Fambal Tongba : N .Khelchandra.

f)   Lai Haraoba : Ch Manihar.

g)  Sahitya Amasung Ras : Dwijamani Dev Sharma

2.   Manipur Lok Sahitya : O.Bhogeshwar.

3.   Folklore Vigyan : O.Ibochouba Singh

Reading Materials:

1.   Meitrabak : Ph. Nandalan Sharma.

2.   Meitei Lai Haraoba : Ng. Kulachandra.

3.   Kang : Kh Tolhal Singh.

4.   Cheitharol Kumbaba : L. Ibungohal, Compiled by N.Khelchandra.

5.   Meitei Jagoi : Kh Yaima Singh.

6.   Meitei Paorou : O Bhogeshwar Singh.

7.   Manipuri Lai Haraoba festival : Manipur State Kala Academy.

8.   Glimpse of Manipuri Literature and Culture : Manipuri Sahitya Parishad,Imphal.

9.   The Meitheis : T.C Hudson.

10. Gazetter of Manipur : E.W. Dune.

11. Account on the Valley of Manipur : W Macglow.

12. Manipur Muslim : R.K. Sanahal Singh.

13. Meitei Phijet Leiteng : Ph iboton Sharma.

Reference :

Sanskritigi Shaklon : E.Nilakanta Singh

Published by Writers’ Forum,

Imphal Manipur

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit 1 project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

PAPER 4: Manipuri Literature and Science

Course Outline

The Course aims at focussing on how Science and Scientific inventions have contributed to the literature. Scientific achievements of great Scientist found in Manipur writings, will be major thrust areas.

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

UNITS

1.   Introduction to Science and Literature.

2.   Traditional Indigenous Knowledge of Manipuri and Scientific developments.

3.   Science Literature in Manipuri and Scientific Writing.

4.   Biographical Sketches of great Scientists.

5.   Depiction of Scientific and Modern Experiments and development in the field of Science.

6.   Life Histories of Scientists and their inventions.

7.   Analysis of Scientific Truth.

Texts

1.   Vigyangi Mityeng : J.B.S Holden ( Translated by I.R. Babu; Title Scientific Point of View)

2.   Saknairaba Scientistsingi Wari – Life and Works of 30 World Famous Women Scientists in Manipuri : N. Nimai Singh, Published on behalf of CSC Manipur by Md. Raheijuddin Sheikh Secretary CSC,Manipur,2nd Edition,June 2011.

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit 1 project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

PAPER 5: Manipuri Literature Society and Environment

Course Outline

The aim of the course is to focus on the interrelationship between Literature and Environment and also intends to include the people and the society at large. The concept of land, nature, human life and man- animal relationship as depicted in Manipuri Literature.

The concept of land, ethnic culture and identity and also exploring the ideas of eco criticism while dealing with the texts. The Ecological and environmental problems of contemporary life as reflected and depicted in modern Manipuri Literature.

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit 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, social cultural movement.

3.   Land, People, Environment and nature as depicted in Manipuri Literature.

4.   Environmental Issues as depicted in Manipuri literature.

5.   Treatment of nature in Manipuri Literature.

6.   Celebration of land, rivers, trees, hills and its surroundings.

Texts

1.   Kanchi Sheireng : Manipur University ( Selected pieces )

2.   Kanchi Wari Macha : Manipuri University ( Selected pieces )

3.   Imphal Turel Mapan Rajkumari : B.M. Meisnamba (Selected parts of the novel)

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit 1 project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

PAPER 6: Manipuri Literature, Philosophy and Religion.

Outline of the Course

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures/Periods and 14 lectures/Periods will be allotted for presentation in a semester. 6 themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

Medium of Teaching and Examination: Manipuri

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 Periods and 14 Periods will be allotted for student’s presentation in a semester. 6 themes/units are distributed keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme/unit in 2 weeks) teaching and 2 weeks for special discussion on selected topics leading to project work.

UNITS

1.    Introduction to Literature religion and philosophy.

2.   Different philosophical thoughts with reference to Manipuri.

3.   Tradition of religions.

4.   The Sanamahi religion and its philosophy in Manipuri literature.

5.   The Vaisnab religion and its philosophy in Manipuri literature.

6.   Different philosophical thoughts found in Manipuri literature.

Texts

1.   Govinda Nirpan : Th. Modhumangol Singh.

2.   Pakhangba : A.Tombapu Sharma.

3.   Vaisnab Padaballi Sayon

4.   Sheikhan ( Padaballi) poem

Reference

1.  Sija Lai- oibi Amasung Maharas : Dr. Jamini Devi.

2.  Cheitharol Kumbaba : Edited by L.Ibungohal.

3.  Vaishnab Itihas : O. Gokulchaandra Singh.

4.  Sangkritan Vichar : A Chitreshwar Sharma.

5.  Shri Khrishna Cheitanya Dev: A Minaketan Singh

6.  Religion Development in Manipur in the 18th & 19th century: Dr M.Kirty Singh

7.  Bangla Sahityagi Itihas : Sukumar Sen ( Translation by H. Guna Singh ).

8.  Manipurda Ramandi Laining : Prof. M. Kirty Singh

9.  Manipuri Sahityada Vaishnab Dharmagi Ethil : A Khrishnamohan Sharma

10.Vijay Panchali : M. Jhulon Singh.

11.Shamu Phaba Amasung Govinda Nirupan : R.K Sanahal

Assessment Scheme (100 marks)

1.   Internal Assessment and Project Evaluation(25marks)

2.   End Semester Written Examination ( 75 marks)

Project Work:

Students are expected to submit 1 project work assignment, which will provide scope to develop their knowledge of language and literature. Evaluation of the project work will be based on the language, collection of information, writing style, presentation and clarity.

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