Mizo

Mizo

  • Arts
  • 3 Years
  • BA
  • Department of Mizo

Syllabus

SEMESTER  I

Poetry – I

 

A student at entry level in the College is assumed to have an average background and grounding in the Mizo language and the cultural heritage of stories, songs and folklore. As such the first paper covers the period of high development and literary consciousness.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :      1. Salu lam zai                (chang 7)

2. Chawngchen Zai        (chang 7)

3. Chai hla                       (chang 7)

4. Saikuti zai                   (chang 7)

 

Unit 2 :      1. Awithangpa zai          (chang 7)

2. Mizo fate u, finna zawng ula                –       Thanga

3. Thil tha kan hmuh ang hi                      –       Liangkhaia

4. Ral a lian e, khawvelah ah hian           –       L.Siamliana

 

Unit 3 :      1. Kumsul lo vei kan nun                           –       Laithangpuia

2. Ramthianghlima nau lo piang              –       Patea

3. Thal romei zing riai hnuaiah                 –       Ngurliana Sailo

4. He lei hi chatuan Ram tling lo              –       Saihnuna

 

Unit 4 :      1. Leng dun ila                                             –       Lalzuithanga

2. Hmangaihna                                            –       Vankhama

3. Ram tuan rel lovin                                  –       Lalzova Chhangte

4. Harh la,harh la, Zoram                           –       Rokunga

 

Unit 5 :      1. Kan huntawng zingah                            –        Suakliana

2. Tho la, ding ta che                                  –        V.Thangzama

3. Zan Lalnu                                                 –        R.Roliana

4. Zo nun mawi                                           –        Zirsangzela Hnamte

 

Prescribed Text:  Ngirtling, CTBEB, Aizawl, 2007

 SEMESTER  II   

Drama I

Dramatic presentation of religious themes formed, as in England, the basis of Mizo dramatic literature. Though dramatic art as a profession has continued to be on slippery ground till today, dramatic form of writing continues to be a favourite of Mizos. The popularity of drama with the Mizos is indicated by the ease with which translation of the best in English literature have been made in Mizo before writing in the language has seen a hundred years. Translation, therefore, comes to be part of the canon of Mizo literature. The objective of reading translated drama is not to judge the merit of the work of translation, but to expose the student to the nature of serious dramatic works and acquire a critical outlook that may enable them to develop the proper critical perspective of native vernacular drama.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :        Darlalpuii              –            Lalchungnunga

Unit 2 :        Lawm a kim          –            Liansailova

Unit 3 :        Dr Faustus            –            Christopher Marlowe, Translated by C.Laltlankima

Unit 4 :       As You Like It        –            William Shakespeare, Translated by P.L.Liandinga

 

Further Reading:

1. A.Nicoll, British Drama,Doaba House, Delhi, Indian Reprint, 1973.

2. English Texts of translated plays.

 

SEMESTER III

Major Indian Languages    –    Mizo

Mizo in Major Indian Languages is for the general body of students who speak the language or has a preferable mastery of the language. The very nature of Mizo traditional literature is culture based, and is inseparable from the history of the people. A proper study of random selection of the Mizo literature is sufficient to inform the student of the form, subject and spirit of the literary milieu.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :   Fakna hla:        1. Thlalera vak ka lo nih hi                              –     Zosapthara

2. Ni tin ka hnenah awm reng ang che             –     C.Z.Huala

3. Ka chenna ram thlaler a ni Lalpa                 –     Lalruali

4. Hei leh chen min hruaitu                             –     Lalsangzuali Sailo

 

Unit 2 :   Tunlai hla:       1. Rimawi ram                                                  –      Vankhama

2. Raltiang i kai ve ang                                      –      Rokunga

3. Siamtu Pathian tan                                       –       P.S.Chawngthu

4. Siamtu remruat                                             –      C.Lalkhawliana

 

Unit 3 :   Hlahril:             1. Falak Rairah                                                –       J.Liankhuma

2. Dawi ang i dawm ang                                   –       C.Chhuanvawra

 

Unit 4 :    Lemchan thawnthu:    Pasaltha Khuangchera                           –      Laltluangliana Khiangte

 

Unit 5 :   Thu (Prose):    1. Chanchinbu kalhmang                                   –      R.L.Thanzawna

2. Ei leh bara intodelh                                       –      Lianzela

 

Prescribed Text:  Fungki, CTBEB, 2007.

 

Paper III    –      Fiction  I

The Mizo novel may perhaps be seen as a direct take over from the avid storytelling of traditional folk tales of our ancestors. The rich heritage of oral literature facilitates the growth of the novel among the Mizos so well that, in spite of the uncompromising market reality, the novel is growing, and its development depends largely on the taste of the reading public whose taste may leave something to desire. Academic discipline is an important means of creating critical awareness and development of the genre.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :     Phira leh Ngurthanpari                          –               Lalzuithanga

Unit 2 :     Chhingpuii                                                –               Kaphleia

Unit 3 :     Kraws bulah chuan                                 –               Zikpuii pa

Unit 4 :     Chun Chawi loh                                       –               Lalhriata

 

Suggested Readings:

1. R.Liddell, Some Principles of Fiction,(1953).

2. H.Lallungmuana, Theme and Techniques of Mizo Novel, unpublished PhD Thesis, 1989.

3. M.Boulton, The Anatomy of the Novel, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975.

Semester IV

Paper  IV           –            Essay

The following selections of Essays show convincingly how well Mizo writers can adapt their skill to the essayist’s art. A short descriptive passage rounded off to a meaningful application of ideas to life’s essential values is the common virtue shared by these essays. The teacher is expected to open the eyes of the students to this quality of the essays.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1:      1. Thlirtu                                                         –    Kaphleia

2. Thilnawi kan hmaihthelh                               –    Zikpuii pa

Unit 2:      1. Harsatna                                                     –    J.Malsawma

2. Rihdil leh Mizoram                                   –    Darchhawna

Unit 3:     1. Huaisen                                                       –    Sangzuala pa

2. Mizo tlawmngaihna sir lehlamah           –    R.L.Thanzawna

Unit 4:     1. Lehkhabu hlutna                                       –    Laltluangliana Khiangte

2. Khaw’nge Chawlhna?                               –    R.L.Thanmawia

Unity 5:  1. Beidawnna leh Beiseina                           –    Vanneihtluanga

2. Khuai lui ral                                                 –    Lalzuia Colney

Prescribed Text: 1. Fungki, CTBEB, 2007.

2. Ainawn, CTBEB, 2008.

Semester V   

Paper  V     –    History of Mizo Literature

The history of Mizo literature covers a brief span of about five hundred years, three quarters of which exist in the oral repository of culture, tradition and folklore. That there had been a high degree of literary sensibility in their history is indicated by the rush of development after the advent of literacy. This Paper opens a wide opportunity for critical study and research work.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :               Mizo Literature Hunpui

Unit 2 :               Hla

Unit 3 :               Thutluang

Unit 4 :               Lemchan

Unit 5 :               Stories & Fiction

Prescribed Text: To be prepared by Board of Studies, Mizo, before 2013. [vide, BOS 10th Nov ‘10]

 

Paper  VI     –    English Poetry

English Poetry has been made sufficiently familiar to Indian students from the early stage of education. Hence it is necessary at Under-Graduate level to look more intently on the somber meaning of poems a more mature critical study can yield.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :       1. Fear No More                                         –      William Shakespeare

2. A Valediction Forbidding Mourning   –      John Donne

Unit 2 :       1. How Soon Hath Time                            –      John Milton

2. From ‘An Essay on Man’                       –      Alexander Pope

Unit 3 :       1. The Tyger                                                –      William Blake

2. The World is Too Much With Us         –      William Wordsworth

Unit 4 :       1. Ode on a Grecian Urn                           –       John Keats

2. To Marguerite                                        –       Matthew Arnold

Unit 5 :       1. Mending Wall                                         –      Robert Frost

2. Lost                                                           –      Jayanta Mahapatra

Prescribed Texts:

1. Ainawn, CTBEB, Aizawl, 2008

2. Poetry Down the Ages, sel. By BOS (English, MZU), Orient Longman, 2004.

 

Paper  VII               –            Poetry

The selection for this Paper is meant to elicit a higher degree of critical insight into the mind of the poets, and thereby establish the widening range of Mizo poetry.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :          1. Hlado            (chang 10)

2. Bawhhla       (chang 5)

3. Chhinlung chhuak kan ni                                    –     Liandala

Unit 2 :          1. Rairahtea                                                            –     Hrawva

2. Fam an chang ta                                               –     Ngurchhawna

3. Val leh hrang an ral                                           –     R.L.Kamlala

Unit 3 :          1. Damlai Pialral                                                      –     R.L.Thanmawia

2. Thal                                                                  –     Kaphleia Chhakchhuak

3. Lalruanga Dawibur thar                                       –     Laltluangliana Khiangte

Unit 4 :          1. Tlaizawng par                                                      –     Vankhama

2. Virthli leng vel                                                    –     V.Hawlla

3. Leng Uchuaki                                                    –     P.S.Chawngthu

Unit 5 :          1. Tleitir lungmawl                                                     –     F.Laltuaia

2. Ka Thai ve chu                                                   –     Jimmy L.Chhangte

3. Kan Ram leh hnam                                             –     J.Liankhuma

Prescribed text:       Ngirtling, CTBEB, Aizawl, 2007.

 

Paper     –     VIII ( A ) – Drama II

The texts selected for this Paper samples plays on mythical characters. The aim is to introduce to the students the concept of fate and destiny as received by people of different ages, and realise the essential human quality of heroism and perseverance.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :       Liandovate Unau                                –     Lalthangfala Sailo

Unit 2 :      Rammawi Kalkawng                           –    Khawlkungi

Unit 3 :      Oedipus the King       –  Sophocles, translated by C.Lalsiamthanga

Unit 4 :      Twelfth Night             –  William Shakespeare, translated by R.Thangvunga

 

Recommended Readings:

1. A.Nicoll, The Theory of Drama, Doaba House, Delhi, Repr. 1999.

2. W.H.Hudson, An Introduction to the Study of Literature, Kalyani Publishers, 9th Indian Edn, 1979.

Paper  VIII ( B )            –           Prose writing

A literary composition in prose not having the generic aspects of an essay, but which is more or less rounded off within a definite subject constitutes the contents of this Paper. The nature of an essay may not always be suitable for the free flow of imagination the writer needs to exercise. The following selection embodies such random writings that cover a variety of social and cultural perspectives, and mirror keen and astute personal reflections on the subjects.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :        1. Mizo Sakhua                                                    –      Liangkhaia

2. Ral thah sawngbawl dan                               –      K.Zawla

Unit 2.         1.Mizo Inneih Dan                                              –       Z.T.Sangkhuma

2. Pipute duh loh thil                                         –       James Dokhuma

Unit 3:         1. Valupa                                                              –      Darchhawna

2. Tun hmaa Mizo nula leh tlangval nun        –      B.Lalthangliana

Unit 4:         1. Pipte Chawimawina Chi Thum                     –      Lalrinawma

2. A ruh no no chhuakah                                   –      Zikpuii pa

Unit 5:         1. Hnam Lungphum a Nghing                           –      Lalsawma

2. Zoram Parmawi                                               –     C.Rokhuma

 

Prescribed Texts:     Fungki, CTBEB, 2007.

Semester VI

Paper  IX         –     Theory of Literature

A course in Mizo literature relies on conventional classification of literature notwithstanding the presence of distinct native classifications. Mizo literary heritage is inseparable from the life and culture of the people.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :    Literature : Sawifiahna – Zethuang – Literature leh Society – Literature leh History.

Unit 2 :    Poetry

Unit 3 :    Drama

Unit 4 :    Prose & Fiction

Unit 5 :    Criticism

Prescribed Text: To be prepared by  Board of Studies, Mizo, before 2014. [vide BOS 10th Nov. ’10]

 

Paper  X            –          Fiction II

The Mizo novel may perhaps be seen as a direct take over from the avid storytelling of traditional folk tales of our ancestors. The rich heritage of oral literature facilitates the growth of the novel among the Mizos so well that, in spite of the uncompromising market reality, the novel is growing, and its development depends largely on the taste of the reading public whose taste may leave something to desire. Academic discipline is an important means of creating critical awareness and development of the genre.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :     Hawilopari                      –     Biakliana

Unit 2 :     Silaimu Ngaihawm          –     James Dokhuma

Unit 3 :     Nukawki                          –     Lalhmingliana Saiawi

Unit 4 :     Duhtak Sangpuii              –     Khawlkungi

 

Suggested Readings:

1. Percy Lubbock, The Craft of Fiction.

2. H.Lallungmuana, Theme and Techniques of Mizo Novel, unpublished PhD Thesis, 1989.

3. M.Boulton, The Anatomy of the Novel,Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1975.

 

Paper   XI      –     Mizo Language & Grammar

The Study of Mizo language for academic courses has yet to be done formally.  Therefore, it is felt essential to introduce certain grounding in the phonetics of the language with the objective of moderating and harmonizing the various individual approaches available so far.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

 

Unit 1 :    1. Mizo tawng bulbal (Historical aspect)                  –     Lalthangliana Phillips

2. Mizo tawng tobul leh a chheh vel                         –     B.Lalthangliana

Unit 2 :   1. Mizo tawng chanchin (General observation)       –    Ralluaii Chhangte

2. Mizo tawng kalhmang (Theoretical aspect)         –    Lalrindiki T.Fanai

Unit 3 :   1. Mizo tawng than dan (inher danglam dan)          –    Lalthangfala Sailo

2. Mizo tawng tihhausak dan tur (Enrichment)        –    Laltluangliana Khiangte

Unit 4 :   1. Mizo tawng hman dan leh ziah dan kalhmang     –    Rev Zairema

2. Mizo tawng dik hman zir                                          –    Rev Zairema

Unit 5 :    Mizo Grammar.

Texts:     1. Mizo Tawng Zir Zauna, M.L.A., Aizawl, 1995.

2. Mizo Tawng Grammar, S.P.B., 1992

Additional Reading:   1. Zotawng Formula, Rev Z.T.Sangkhuma, 2005.

2. Mizo Tawng Ziah Dan, MBSE, 2008.

Paper   XII ( A )       –      English Prose

A course in the variety of English prose writing in terms of subject, theme and style is expected to open the eyes of students to the wide scope of prose writing for the development of their skill and creativity.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

Unit 1 :     1. Of Studies                                                –        Francis Bacon

2. Shakespeare and Others                       –        John Dryden

Unit 2 :    1. Happiness                                                  –       Oliver Goldsmith

2. Principles of Good Writing                      –       L.A.Hill

Unit 3 :   1. Miseries of the Rich                                   –       G.B.Shaw

2. What is Courage?                                       –       William Slim

Unit 4 :   1. A Simple Philosophy                                  –       Seathl

2. The Other Side of the Hedge                   –        E.M.Forster

Unit 5 :   1. The Weather : An Explanation                 –       Robert Lynd

2. What is Culture                                           –       Jawaharlal Nehru

Texts:     1. Ainawn, CTBEB, Aizawl, 2008

2. Prose for Our Times, sel. by BOS (English, MZU), Orient Longman, 2004.

 

Paper XII ( B ) – English Short Stories & One-Act Plays

This Optional Paper offers additional reading in English Short Story and One-Act Play to provide comparative reading along the growing fad for fiction writing in Mizo, so that a proper form of the genre may be developed.

Students will have to answer five questions out of eight, taking at least one from each unit.

Unit 1 :    The Thief                                                           –      Ruskin Bond

Unit 2 :    The Open Window                                          –      Saki

Unit 3 :    The Verger                                                        –      W.Somerset Maugham

Unit 4 :    Comedy and Tragedy                                      –      W.S.Gilbert

Unit 5 :    Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers              –      A.A.Milne

Texts:

1. Fantasy – A Collection of Short Stories, ed. V.Sasikumar, Orient Longman, 2008.

2. Short Modern Plays, 2nd series, selected by S.R.Littlewood, Macmillan, India Ltd., 1982.