COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Malayalam I
Course Code: 
15MAL101
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Malayalam I' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To appreciate the aesthetics & cultural implications; to enhance creative thinking in mother-tongue; to learn our culture & values; to equip students read & write correct Malayalam; to correct the mistakes in pronunciation; to create awareness that good language is the sign of complete personality

Unit 1

Ancient poet trio: Adhyatmaramayanam,
Lakshmana Swanthanam (valsa soumitre… mungikidakayal), Ezhuthachan - Medieval period classics – Jnanappana (kalaminnu… vilasangalingane), Poonthanam

Unit 2

Modern Poet trio: Ente Gurunathan, Vallathol Narayana Menon - Critical analysis of the poem.

Unit 3

Short stories from period 1/2/3, Poovanpazham - Vaikaom Muhammed Basheer - Literary & Cultural figures of Kerala and about their literary contributions.

Unit 4

Literary Criticism: Ithihasa studies - Bharatha Paryadanam - Vyasante Chiri - Kuttikrishna Mararu - Outline of literary Criticism in Malayalam Literature - Introduction to Kutti Krishna Mararu & his outlook towards literature & life.

Unit 5

Error-free Malayalam: 1. Language; 2. Clarity of expression; 3. Punctuation – Thettillatha Malayalam

Writing - a. Expansion of ideas; b .PrecisWriting; c. Essay Writing; d. Letter writing; e. Radio Speech; f. Script / Feature / Script Writing; g. News Editing; h. Advertising; i. Editing; j. Editorial Writing; k. Critical appreciation of literary works (Any one or two as an assignment).

  • P. K. Balakrishnanan, Thunjan padhanangal, D. C. Books, 2007.
  • G. Balakrishnan Nair, Jnanappanayum Harinama Keerthanavum, N. B. S, 2005.
  • M. N. Karasseri, Basheerinte Poonkavanam, D. C. Books, 2008.
  • M. N. Vijayan, Marubhoomikal Pookkumbol, D. C. Books, 2010.
  • M. Thomas Mathew, Lavanyanubhavathinte Yukthisasthram, National Book Stall, 2009.
  • M. Leelavathy, Kavitha Sahityacharitram, National Book Stall, 1998.
  • Thayattu Sankaran, Vallathol Kavithapadhanam, D. C. Books, 2004.