COURSE OUTLINE

The Course aims to enhance the language proficiency of students at two levels; reading and writing. It also aims at enhancing their ability to analyse literary texts of known creative writers in the language and apply them in different fields. The course has special focus on contemporary issues dealt by the creative writers in different forms of literature keeping in mind the grand challenges facing the nation.

The grand challenges of the nation in the present era

  • Economic Development, Rural and Urban Linkages
  • Energy and water
  • Urbanization, Infrastructure, Transport and Sanitation
  • Environment and public health
  • Food Security and agriculture
  • Education and Literacy
  • Moral, Ethics, Society and Justice

Apart from the above-mentioned issuees, focus will also be on the challenges in the survival of the vernacular languages, literature and the cultural diversity of India with reference to Manipuri.

OBJECTIVES

It is expected that after the completion of the course the students will be able to:

  • Use their language in different situations and develop proficiency in reading and writing
  • Critically examine the issues highlighted in the texts and express their ideas and observations
  • Initiate discussions on the issues highlighted in the texts and similar social issues identified by them
  • Enhance their reading skills and style of writing
  • Evaluate and appreciate unknown texts building their creative expression and presentation
  • Collect information on their languages, literature and culture and present them before others

Every semester, teaching will be spread over 16 weeks including two weeks for review.

Organization of Teaching

There are six units in the course speread over 14 weeks. There would be 56 teaching periods and 14 periods for students’ presentation in a semester and the total number of period will be 70 (56+14). The details of the Units / themes and their distribution of periods are given below. In addition two weeks for field work/ project work / trip – related activity as required by the course curriculum will be given.

THEME OR SUB THEMES OF STUDY

UNITS TOPIC DURATION
1 NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT 10 periods
2 REGIONAL LANGUAGE AND NATIONAL INTEGRATION 10 periods
3 LITERACY AND WOMEN EDUCATION 10 periods
4 RURAL LIFE AND URBANIZATION 10 periods
5 NATURAL RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIALIZATION 08 periods
6 EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 08 periods

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

TEXTS – POETRY

1. Chingi Leirang Amada – Kh.Choaba Singh
2. Loktak Mapanda _ Kh. Choaba Singh
3. Chandranadi _ Dr. Kamal Singh
4. Bishwa Prem _ Dr.Kamal Singh
5. Khangudre Ema Manipur Nungshi Shaktam – A.Minaketan Singh
6. Mamang Leikaida Thambal Satle – L.Samarendra Singh
7. Mapan Naidabasida Ei – N.Biren Singh

SHORT STORY TEXTS (Selected Pieces)

1. Nungairakta Chandramukhi – M.K. Binodini
2. Pistol Amasung kundalei – Prof. E. Dinamani Singh
3. Elisha Amagi Mahao – Prof.N.Kunjamohan Singh

ESSAYS

1. Meitei Mayekta Iramba Sahityagi Mathel Khara – Pt. N.Khelchandra Singh
2. Anouba Chahi – R.K. Sanahal Singh
3. Manipuri Lok Sahitya – O. Bhogeswar Singh
4. Wakhal Gi Echel – Kh.Choaba Singh

CULTURE BOOKS

1. Fidam Wareng Ahanba – Pt.Kh. Chandrasekhar Singh,1984

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

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

1. Monographs of important authors in Manipuri
2. History of Development of Manipuri Films, Documentary Films On Important authors and Exotic Places of Manipur
3. Literary Extracts from Web Materials
4. Manipuri Newspapers, Literary Journals

ASSESSMENT

The assessment of the students’ performance will be through:
(i) Continuous evaluation of Project work (35 marks)

(ii) End Semester written examination (40 marks)

PROJECT WORKS

The students are expected to submit three project assignments which will provide scope to the student 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, which may be extended to rewriting, adaptation, retelling and change of the narrative format. Evaluation of their performance in project work will be based on their knowledge, collection of information and style of presentation and narration.

TOPICS IDENTIFIED FOR PROJECT WORKS

1. Development of Manipuri language, script, literature.
2. Practical use of language: Day- to-day conversation, in office, public speech etc.
3. Festivals of Manipur.
4. Mapping of Manipuri culture (To be based on a particular event relating to culture).
5. Manipuri language in media, films and cyber world.
6. Any performing traditional arts of Manipur (Dance,Drama,Music, Traditional games etc.)
7. Contemporary social issues and challenges.
8. Manipuri language in the 21st century.
9. Art of retelling, rewriting of a narrative.
10. Critical evaluation of a text, in any form of Manipuri literature.
11. Eco-tourism in Manipur.
12. Tribes of Manipur, tribal lifes and social moorings in Manipuri Literature and their folk festivals.
13. Classical Dances of Manipur.
14. Laiharaoba Festival of Manipur.

REFERENCE TEXTS FOR PROJECT WORKS

1. History of Manipuri Literature – Kalachand Shastri
2. History of Manipuri Literature – Prof.Ch.Manihar Singh
3. Manipuri language, Literature and Culture ‐ Sahitya Parishad Publication,Imphal
4. Enatki Harao Khummei – Kh.Chandrasekhar Singh
5. Fidam Wareng Ahanba – Kk. Chanadrasekhar Singh
6. Manipuri Sahtya gi Wareng Khara – Dr.N.Tombi Singh
7. Manipuri Sahitya da Nupi gi Khonjel – Edited by Memchoubi Devi
8. Manipuri Dance – State Kala Academy Publication,Imphal,Manipur
9. Saknairabi Scientist Singgi Wari – Prof. N.Nimai Singh
Centre For Scientific Culture, Imphal Publication 22nd Edition, June 2011

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