Discipline Courses II

Sindhi

Semester Paper

Title

Classes/ Periods MM

III

1

Sindhi Language and Linguistics

56

100

IV

2

Sindhi Literature, Culture and

Folklore

56

100

V

3

Sindhi Literature and History

56

100

VI

4

Sindhi Literature and Partition

56

100

VII

5

Sindhi Literature and Philosophy

56

100

VIII

6

Sindhi Literature and Translation

56

100

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

Semester -III

Paper 1: Sindhi Language and Linguistics

 Outline of the Course

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

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14 lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1.   The Languages of India: Language families and scripts.

2.   Introduction to Sindh and Sindhi language.

3.   Development of Sindhi language and script.

4.   Identification of important philological features of Sindhi.

5.   Sindhi language: Regional varieties.

6.   Sindhi: A Stateless language and its future in India.

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   SindhiBoliajiTarikh                :BherumalMeharchandAdwani

2.   Sindhi DhwaniVigyan            : MurlidharKishanchandJetley

3.   SindhiBoliajiLikhawat           :MurlidharKishanchandJetley

4.   Sindhi BoliAinAdabjiTarikh:   KanhaiyalalLekhwani

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

Semester -III

Paper 2: Sindhi 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  Folklore and Culture of a Sindhi society.   The folklore and culture of Sindh, performing tradition of Sindh, and other related materials of culture will be the basis of this course.  Besides, considering the Sindhi population and the wide varieties it exhibits, Sindhi life as depicted in Sindhi writings will be an interesting area of study.  The course aims to look at the cultural ingredients of the folk of Sindh and its depictions in Sindhi literature starting from the early phase of fiction writings till today.

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14 lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1.   Introduction: Culture and Folklore.

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

3.   Folk performances of Sindh with special reference to Bhagat.

4.   Folk elements in Sindhi literature.

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

6.   Sindhi literature and the folk life of Sindh (Study of text).

Teaching material

Texts:

1.   Sindhi Culture                                     :U.T. Thakur

2.   Sindhi Folklore                                   : JethoLalwani

3.   Sindhi Lok Kala                                   :Narayan Bharti

4.   Sindhi Bhagat                                      :Murlidhar Kishanchand Jetley

5.   Sindhi LokAdab (Essay)                     :Baldev B. Matlani(Ed.)

6.   Sindhi LokKahaniyun (Short Story)   : RashmiRamani (Ed.)

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

Semester -III

Paper 3: Sindhi Literature and History

 Outline of the Course

The course, attempts to focus on the relationship between Sindhi Literature and history of Sindh. Besides highlighting the basics of historiography, it is expected to make the students aware of important events in the history of Sindh and historical writings in Sindhi.  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 Sindhi literature.  This also focuses on the early attempts of history writing in Sindh.

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14 lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1.   Introduction: Relationship between Sindhi Literature and History.

2.    History of Sindh.

3.   History of Sindhi literature.

4.   History writings and literary texts on history of Sindh

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

6.   Historical memoirs in Sindhi literature (A study of text)

Teaching material

Texts:

1. Qadeem Sindh :BherumalMeharchandAdwani
2. Sindh jiKhoj :JairamdasDaulatram
3. Sindh je HindunjiTarikh :BherumalMeharchandAdwani
4. Sindhi SahityajoItihas :MurlidharKishancandJetley
5. Aashirwad (novel) :ShevakBhojraj
6. Sindhu Jot 32 (memoir) :MurlidharKishancandJetley (Ed.)

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.

Semester -III

Paper 4: Sindhi Literature and Partition

 Outline of the Course

The course undertakes a survey of the representations pertaining to the theme of partition in Sindhi Literature. Students will understand the role of colonial establishments, in precipitating a communalistic discourse which eventually led to the partition of India. This course will discuss the violence, trauma, displacement and sufferings as faced by Sindhi community during and after partition. The issues of cultural memories and their representation in literary and cultural narratives will also be addressed. This course centering on the above issues takes up the survey of the theme through prescribed texts.

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14 lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1.   Historical and political background of partition.

2.   Violence, sufferings, trauma and displacement due to partition.

3.   Life in refugee camps and rehabilitation policy in India.

4.   Portrayal of partition in Indian films.

5.   Cultural memories and representation of partition in Sindhi novel.

6.   Cultural memories and representation of partition in Sindhi poetry.

Teaching material

Texts:

1.SindhiNovelanMeVirhangejoChitu ( Pages: 1- 62 )           : Haresh padnani

2.Ajho (novel)                                                                  :Hari Motwani Sindhi

3.SindhiShair Me VirhangejiTasveer   (Pages : 86 – 149)   :Jagdish Lachhani

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 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

Semester -III

Paper 5: Sindhi Literature and Philosophy

 Outline of the Course

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

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14

lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1. Introduction: Sindhi Literature and Philosophy

2. Different philosophical thoughts with reference to Sindh

3. Tradition of religious and philosophical writings in Sindhi

4. Lord Jhulelal and the River Cult

5. Sufism in Sindhi Poetry (study of text)

6. Vedantist teachings in Sindhi Poetry (study of text)

Teaching material

Texts:

1.Ekta Jo Avatar Amar Uderolal        :Holaram Hans

2.Sindhi Kavita Me Sufimat              :Mohanlal Sharma

3.Sindhi Kavita Me Vedant                :Nanak Ram Israni(Ed)

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: (1) Written examination                                 (75 marks)

(2) 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.

Semester -III

Paper 6:- Sindhi Literature and Translation

 Outline of the course

The course, attempts to establish the relationship between Sindhi literature and translation as an area of investigation .The aim of the course is to focus how translation activities have contributed significantly in  the  development  of  Sindhi  literature.  Despite  there  existed  a  long  standing tradition of telling and renderings, translations as we understand today, is certainly a product of modernity. A brief introduction of understanding translation terminology (translation, transliteration, transcreations, adaptations, renderings, telling etc.) is provided to start with. Subsequently, the activity of literary translation in Sindhi is looked into in detail. Two texts of translations are studied here.

Medium of teaching and examination:      SINDHI

Organization of Teaching

The  course  is  of  six  units,  which  will  be  covered  under  56  lectures/Periods  and  14 lectures/Periods (56+14=70) 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.

Units:

1.   Translation: Meaning, Process, Principles, Types

2.   Understanding Translation Terminology.

3.   Study of Translated Text

4.   A Survey of Translation Activity in Sindhi.

5.   Translator: Profile, Role, Experience, Problem, Solution, use of Professional Tools.

6.   Study of Translated Text

Teaching material

Text:

1.   Sindhi NasurjiTarikh                                              :MangharamMalkani

2. AkhaarjoHikuDinhu(play). :Mohan Rakesh
(Tanslated by KishinKhatwaniIn Sindhi)
3. Kabir Vachnawali (poetry). :SantKabir
(Translated by Kamla Goklani in Sindhi)

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 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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