DISCIPLINE COURSES II

ODIA

Semester Paper

Title

Classes MM

III

1

Indian linguistics and Odia Language 56+14 100

IV

2

Literature and History 56+14 100

V

3

Literature, Culture and Folklore 56+14 100

VI

4

Literature and Science 56+14 100

VII

5

Literature, Society and Environment 56+14 100

VIII

6

Literature and Philosophy 56+14 100

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

PAPER – 1: Indian Linguistics and Odia Language

Outline of the Course

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

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester.  Six 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.

Units:

1.   Introduction to Odia language.

2.   Identification of important philological features of Odia.

3.   Odia language: Regional varieties.

4.   Development of Odia language and script.

5.   Brief history of Odia literature: Folk, Ancient and medieval.

6.   Brief history of Odia literaturem: Modern.

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Odia bhasa o lipira bibaratana               : Kunjabihari Tripathy

2.   Dhowani bigyana                                                 : Golokbihari Dhal

3.   Bhasashastra parichaya                          : Golokbihari Dhal

4.   Odia lipi o bhasa                                                  : Khageswar Mohapatra

5.   Odia bhasara unmesha obikasha                         : Basude Sahu

6.   Odia sahityara samkshipta parichaya     : Brundavan Acharya

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 Odia literature and history of Odisha. Besides highlighting the basics of historiography, it is expected to make the students aware of important events of Odishan history and historical writings in Odia.  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 stands to argue literature as an authentic historical document.  As a result a new genre of writings, as historical writings, has emerged in Odia literature.  This also focuses on the early attempts of history writing in Odia language.

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester.  Six themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks and 2 weeks extra for revision discussion on all units). Units:

1.   Introduction: relationship  between literature and history

2.   Important events in 20th century history of Odisha

3.   Oral history and the tradition of writing history in Odia

4.   History writings and literary texts on history

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

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

Teaching material
Texts:

1. Ardha sattabdira odisha o tahinre mo sthana : Krushna Chandra panigrahi

2. Madalapanji (A chronicle of Odishan temple, i.e. Jagannath Temple of Puri): A selected portion from the Text published by Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

3. Odia sahityara itihasa : Surendra Maharana

4. Krushna benire sandhya : Surendra Mohanty

5. Baxi Jagabandhu : Manoranjan Das

6. Runa parishodha : Binod Kanungo

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 Odisha, performing tradition of Odisha, and other related materials of culture will be the  basis of this course. Besides, considering the tribal population of Odisha and the wide varieties it exhibits, tribal life of Odisha as depicted in Odia writings will be an interesting area of study.  The course aims at looking at the cultural ingredients of both the folk and the tribes of Odisha and their depictions in Odia literature starting from the early phase of fiction writings till today.

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester.  Six themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks and 2 weeks extra for revision discussion on all units). Units:

1.   Introduction: Ethnography, folklore and culture

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

3.   Folk performances of Odisha with selected performing texts

4.   Folk elements in Odia literature

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

6.   Tribal life of Odisha in Odia literature (Study of text)

Teaching material

Texts:

1. Chamana athaguntha : Fakirmohan Senapati
2. Dadibudha : Gopinath Mohanty
3. Adibhumi : Pratibha Ray

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 Odia writings, will be a major study areas. This course also aims at making the students aware of the indigenous and traditional knowledge of Odisha and the scientific developments worldwide.

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester.  Six themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks and 2 weeks extra for revision discussion on all units).

Units:

1.   Introduction: Science and literature

2.   Traditional indigenous knowledge of Odisha and scientific developments

3.   Science literature in Odia and scientific writings

4.   Odia 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 Odia literature

Teaching material

Texts:

1. Krutrima upagraha : Gokulananda Mohapatra
2. Ama jibanare bigyana : Sahdeb Sahu
3. Baniara thakami dhara padila (pp34-66) : Mayadhar Swain

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 – 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,  the people and the society are also included.  It has the scope to look at the concept of land, nature and human life and man-animal relationship as depicted in Odia 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 Odisha will be special focus of study.  Besides, the course focuses on the ecological issues and environmental  problems  of  contemporary  life  as  reflected  and  depicted  in  modern  Odia literature.

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester.  Six themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks and 2 weeks extra for revision discussion on all units). 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 oral culture and Odia literature

4.   Nature and environmental issues as depicted in Odia literature

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

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

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Chilika (Full text)                                               : Radhanath Roy

2.   Samgrami Prananatha Pattanayak (pp 1-40)    : Narayan Sahu

3.   Adhunika odia kabita                                          : ed. Sanghamitra Mishra

Poems:

“Grama hata” – Nanda Kishore Bala

“Bande utkala janani” – Laxmikanta Mohapatra “Tarunara abahana” – Radhamohan Gadanayak “Eka nutana sharatara parichaya lipi”- Binod Nayak

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 Odia literature and philosophy by focusing the development of Odia literature with the rise of different philosophical thoughts in Odisha.  It also aims at highlighting important philosophical thoughts, unique in their principles and approaches, which took birth in Odisha and comfortably mingled with Odishan culture.  The course further focuses how the literature has been used as the carrier of philosophical thoughts throughout the long history of Odia literature.

Medium of teaching and examination:      ODIA

Organization of Teaching

The course is of six units, which will be covered under 56 lectures and 14 hours will be allotted for presentation in a semester. Six themes, distributed under 6 units, are identified keeping in mind 14 weeks (one theme in 2 weeks and 2 weeks extra for revision discussion on all units). Units:

1.   Introduction: Literature and Philosophy

2.   Different philosophical thoughts with reference to Odisha

3.   Tradition of religious and philosophical writings in Odia

4.   Lord Jagannath: culture and philosophy

5.   The concept of sunya and mahima cult (a study of text)

6.   Different philosophical thoughts as found in Odia literature (study of texts)

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Stuti chintamani (Poem)                                 : Bhima Bhoi

2.   Shephali prati (Poem)                                     : Kuntala Kumara Sabat

3.   Naba digantara galpa (short stories)              : Ed. D. P. Pattanaik Short stories;

“Mahanirbana” – Surendra Mohanty “Baghara bilapa” – Mohaptra Nilamani Sahu “Sakshya” – Shantanu Acharya “Ratnavarsa” – Manoj Das “Bhagya” – Jagannath Prasad Das “Ditiya Smashana” – Ramachandra Behera

4.   Tata niranjana (Play)                                     : Bijoy Mishra

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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