DISCIPLINE COURSES II

TELUGU

Semester Paper

Title

Classes MM
 

 

III

 

 

1

 

 

Telugu Literature and Folklore

 

 

56

 

 

100

 

 

IV

 

 

2

 

 

Telugu Literature and Politics

 

 

56

 

 

100

 

 

V

 

 

3

 

 

Telugu Literature and Science

 

 

56

 

 

100

 

 

VI

 

 

4

 

 

Telugu Literature and other Arts

 

 

56

 

 

100

 

 

VII

 

 

5

 

 

Telugu Literature and History

 

 

56

 

 

100

 

 

VIII

 

 

6

 

 

Telugu Literature and Sociology

 

 

56

 

 

100

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

Semester-III / PAPER 1: Telugu Literature and Folklore                  (75+25)

The aim of the course is to teach Telugu folklore and culture. In this course, students will read, discuss and write about folk studies and cultural studies since colonial times. Students would find out the relation between folklore and culture and context through Literature. By reading select prescribed texts, students would develop an understanding of the characteristics and purpose of folklore and culture. Students would also understand ancient culture  and  traditions  preserved  in  Telugu  folklore  and  develop  faculties  of  critical observation and analysis.   This course also intends students to discuss the influence and impact of the folk literature on Telugu literary forms. The course focuses on themes such as Oral Telugu literature, Material culture, Festivals etc. Students will also understand the necessity of collection, preservation and printing of folklore in the modern age.

Units of the Course:                                                                                     Marks    Periods

1. Meaning and definition of Folklore and Culture; Origin,
Development, uses and distinct forms of Folklore. 15 12
2. Oral folk literature in Telugu: Folk songs and their features. 15 11
3. Telugu folklore and Material culture: food and beverages, clothes. 15 11
4. Tradition and Custom in Telugu folklore. 15 11
5. Festivals in Telugu folklore. 15 11

Texts prescribed:

Ramaraju, Birudaraju (Krishna Kumari, Nayani. (Tran.)) 2001: Sampradayalu – Acharalu and Pandugalu-Jataralu (pp. 34-87) in Andhra Pradesh Janapada Sahityamu, Samskruti. National Book Trust, India, Delhi. Sundaram, R.V.S. 1983: Praveshika (pp. 1-21), Maukhika Janapada Vignanamu, (pp. 43-50) & Vastu samskruti (pp. 363-388) in Andhrula Janapada Vignanam. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Hyderabad.

Reference Works:

Krishna Kumari, Nayani Telugu. 1977: janapadageyagathalu. Hyderabad.

              .2000:  Telugu janapada vignanamu : samajam sanskruti-sahityam. Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University. Hyderabad.

Mohan. G.S. 1993: Prasiddajanapadavignanavettalu, Shrinivasa publications, Mayayanuru.

           . 2001: Janapadavignanadyayanam. Shrinivasa publications, Bangalore. Ramacharyulu. B. 1990: Shishtasahityamlojanapadadhoranulu. Hyderabad.

Ramaraju, B. 1998.Telugu Janapadageyasahityam.Janapdavijanapracuranalu, Hyderabad. Ruknuddin, K.  1989: Janapdasahityamloalankaravidhanam.  Hyderabad.

Semester-IV / PAPER 2: Telugu Literature and Politics                       (75+25)

This course aims to impart students an understanding of the relationship between politics  and  literature  and  the  influence  of  politics  on  Telugu  literature.  In  this  course, students can study literature in different political contexts and the emergence of different literary forms during the period. The course also discusses the concept of politics in ancient Telugu literature. It focuses on influence of Gandhi and Gandhism in modern Telugu literature. It will focus on the Dalits’ role during national movement through Telugu literary works. Students can understand what Dalits are demanding in politics and how they are expressing the same in literature. The course also focuses on bringing about national integration emphatically through literature in present era.

Units of the Course:                                                                                     Marks    Periods

1. Introduction to the study of politics through literature. 15 12
2. Study of the politics in ancient Telugu literature. 15 11
3. The influence of Gandhism in Telugu literature. 15 11
4. The influence of Dalit politics in Telugu literature. 15 11
5. The essentials of religious harmony between Hindus and Muslims. 15 11

Texts prescribed:

Atreya. 1954: Eenadu. Desi Kavita Mandali, Vijayawada.Krishnamacharya,  Samudrala.  1990.  Malapalli  –  Gandhi  Prabhavam  (pp.  150-197)  in Malapalli: Vimarshanatmaka Pariseelana. Hyderabad.  Lakshminarayana,    K.  (Ed.)  Yagnam  (pp.  7-39)  in  Dalita  Kathalu-4.  Rama  publication, Anantapuram. Subbarao, Vanguri. 1915. Rayala Rajaneeti. Sreerama Vilasamala, Pithapuram.

Reference Works:

Ananta Rama Shastry, Neti. 1988: KavitrayaBharatham-rajaneeti. Aruna Publications, Guntur.

        . 2002. PrasiddhaSanskritandhraramayanallorajaneetitatvamu.Aruna Publications, Guntur.

Venkatarangaiah, Mamidipudi.1980:  Rajaneeti .Machilipatnam.Telugu VidyartiPrachuranalu.

Semester-V / PAPER 3: Telugu Literature and Science                     (75+25)

The aim of the course is to make students understand the scientific ideas depicted in Telugu literature. The formal Units would explore:

  • The  practice  of  science  as  it  is  represented  (or  misrepresented)  in  literature  and culture.
  • The effect of culture and literature on science and scientific revolutions; and the acceptance of new theories.
  •  The scientific temperament portrayed in literary works.

These are intended to discuss the active role of traditional medicines in curing of diseases as depicted in Telugu literature. The course will look at how writers use scientific ideas to express ethical, material, spiritual and other dimensions of human existence. It will also look at the survey of science fiction writing in modern Telugu literature and also the coming of age of criticism in present era.

Units of the Course:                                                                                     Marks    Periods

1. Study of scientific concepts in Ancient Telugu literature. 15 12
2. Study of early scientific concepts in Telugu folklore. 15 11
3. Telugu literature and futurology. 15 11
4. The origins of Science Fiction in Telugu literature. 15 11
5. Science Fiction and Criticism. 15 11

Texts prescribed:

Hanumacchastri, Janamaddi. 1991. Bharataratna Mokshagundam Vishweshwaraiah. Mahathi, Kadapa. Mohan, K.R.K. 2001. Selected five Short Stories from Science Fiction Kathalu.  Sreemukha Publications, Hyderabad.

Subba Rao, Gutthikonda and Purnachand, G.V. (Ed.) 2007: Bhavishya Shastram (pp. 206- 217) in Vajrabharati. Krishna Zilla Rachayitala Sangham, Vijayawada. Sundaram, R.V.S. 1983: Janapadavaidyam (pp. 324-343) in Andhrula Janapada Vignanam. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Hyderabad.

Reference Works:

Narottamreddy, N. 1984.Vignanadeepika-II.AndhrapradeshShaityaAcademi, Hyderabad. William H. Crouse. Adhunikavignanauavagahana. (Translation: Adudra. ) 1956. Sheshachalam& co. Machilipatnam.

Semester-VI / PAPER 4: Telugu Literature and other Arts               (75+25)

This course looks closely at the relationship of art, Architecture, Music, Dance and literature, focusing most specifically upon the complementary nature of the forms from a historical perspective, i.e., how this relationship has changed the art forms since their inception. The course discusses the manner in which different arts were depicted in medieval and modern Telugu literature and the place of music and metre in literature. It will focus on the origin and development of Andhra traditional dance, its importance in the qualitative life of  human  beings,  and  how  the  different  dance  forms  reflected  in  art,  architecture  and literature of the region.

Units of the Course:                                                                                     Marks    Periods

1. Introduction to the relation between literature and arts. 15 12
2. Telugu literature and Architecture. 15 11
3. Telugu literature and Art. 15 11
4. Telugu literature and Music. 15 11
5. Telugu literature and Dance. 15 11

Texts prescribed:

Somasekhara Sharma, Mallampalli; Venkata Rangaiah, Mamidipudi; Venkata Rramanaiah, Nelaturi; Satyanarayana, Moturi (Ed.). 1959: Andhra Shilpa Kala Parinamamu    (pp. 660- 672). Andhra Chitra Kala (pp. 673-682), Sangeetamu (pp. 683-693) and Natya Kala (pp. 694- 700) in Telugu Vijnana Sarvasvamu (Moodava Bhagamu), Telugu Bhasha Samiti, Madras.

Reference Works:

Jagannadharao, Manchala.Andhrulasangeetakala.Andhra Pradesh SangeetanatakaAcademi. Hyderabad. Lakshmikantamma, Utukuri. 1982. AndhrulaKertanavangmayakalaseva. Guntur. Ramakrishna, Nataraja. 1975: Andhrulanatyakala. Andhra Pradesh SangeetanatakaAcademi. Hyderabad. Subrahmanyareddi,D. 1992: BharatadeshaKalalu- ShilpaKalalu. Telugu Academi, Hyderabad.

Semester-VII /PAPER 5 Telugu Literature and History                             (75+25)

The course provides students with a substantive understanding not only of literature and history, but also of culture and cultural studies.  This course gives an outline of cultural development of Andhra as seen through the lens of literature. It will discuss about the role of literature in reconstruction of history from an ancient period to present times and the importance of literature in reflecting the social, political and cultural histories. It mainly focuses on the study of the Andhra history through literary works, especially the historical writings by various authors.

Units of the Course:                                                                                       Marks    Periods

1. Introduction to relation between literature and history writing. 15 12
2. Historical evidences in Telugu literature: oral and written literature. 15 11
3. Andhra History through literature. 15 11
4. The Social history of Andhras. 15 11
5. An Introduction to the Historical writings in Telugu. 15 11

Texts prescribed:

Kasi Vishnanatha Nayanayya Vari Sthanapati. Rayavachakamu. (Ed.) Ramachandra Rao, C.V. 1982: Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Hyderabad. Krishnamurti, Bhadriraju. (Edit.) 1979: Andhramu, Tenugu, Telugu. (pp. 1-14) in Telugu Bhasha Charitra. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy, Hyderabad. Narayana Reddy, C. 1955: Nagarjuna Sagaramu. Telangana Rachayitala sangham, Hydrabad. Subba Rao, Gutthikonda and Purnachand, G.V. (Edit.) 2011: Sahityamlo Abhivyaktamaina Samskruti (pp. 112-117) in Telugu Vyasamandali. Krishna Zilla Rachayitala Sangham, Vijayawada.

Reference Works:

Arunakumari, B. 1978.Andhra VangmayamunaCharitrakakavyamulu. Andhra University Press, Vishakapatnam. Parabrahmashatri, P.V.  Edit. Chakrpani, Kakani. 2012: Pracheenandhra desha caritra grameena jIvanam. Emesco publication, Hyderabad. Satyanarayana, Madaka. 1989: AdhunikaandhraSahityamlocharitrakageyakavyalu. Aruna Publication, Narasaraopeta.

Venkataramanayya, N. 1948: CharitraRachana.VedamVenkatarayashashti, Madras. The aim of the course is to examine the literature as sociological commentary and the use of society as a literary device. It will focus on the position of literature in society. The course will look at Telugu people and their society, their life, customs and traditions through Telugu classical writings like Andhra Mahabharata and the Prabhandas. It will discuss how modern society is reflected in different literary forms. It will look at the social Movements portrayed in Telugu literature, especially the Dalit and the Feminist movements and their literary works will be analyzed.

Units of the Course:                                                                                     Marks    Periods

1.   An introduction to Telugu literature and society                                  15             12
2.   Society in Andhra Mahabarata                                                                      15             11
3.   Society in Telugu Prabhandhas                                                                     15             11
4.   Society in Modern Telugu literature                                                           15            11
5.   Reflection of Social movements on Telugu literature                          15            11Texts prescribed:

Eswara Rao, Cetti. (Ed.) 1999: Kanyasulkam: Samajika, Sahitya Nepathyam (pp. 781-797) inKanyasulkam: Noorella Samalochanam. Visalandhra Publications, Hyderabad.Manjulatha, Avula. 2004: Streevada Kavitvodyamam (pp. 184-203) & Dalita Kavitvam (pp.204-225) in Telugulo Kavitvodyamalu. Telugu Academy, Hyderabad.
Narayanacharyulu,   Puttaparthi.   1957:   Rayalanati   Rasikatha   Jeevanamu.   Vidyodaya Publications, Proddutur. Panduranga   Rao,   Vakati   and   Subramanyam   Sharma,   Puranam.   (Ed.)   1973:   Parvati Paraniayam (pp. 66-78) in Kathabharati. National book Tr ust of India, Delhi. Venkatavadhani, Divakarla. 1960: Chalukyula Kalamu Nati Rajakeeya Mata Siddhantalu (pp. 1008-1057) in Andhra Vangmayarambha Dasa. Amaravati Press, Hyderabad. Reference Works:

Anantakrishna Sharma, Rallapalli. Sarasvatalokamu.Triveni Publishers. Madras. Chennappa, m. 1991:  Pracheenakaavyalugrameenajeevanachitrana. Gayatri Publications, Secundrabad. Jagannadham, Pervaram. 1997:SahityamSamajamRajakiyalu. Pottisriramulu Telugu Viswavidyalayam, Hyderabad.  Krishnamurthy, Bhadriraju. 2000: Bhasa Samajam Samskriti. Neelkamal Publications, Hyderabad.Subbarao, C.V. 1988: Vibhatha sandhyalu telugu sahityamuloo samajam , South India Publication, Hyderabad.

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