COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Malayalam II
Course Code: 
15MAL111
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Malayalam II' 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: Kalayanasougandhikam, (kallum marangalun… namukkennarika vrikodara) Kunjan Nambiar - Critical analysis of his poetry - Ancient Drama: Kerala Sakunthalam (Act 1), Kalidasan (Transilated by Attor Krishna Pisharody).

Unit 2

Modern / romantic / contemporary poetry: Manaswini, Changampuzha Krishna Pillai – Romanticism – modernism.

Unit 3

Anthology of short stories from period 3/4/5: Ninte Ormmayku, M. T. Vasudevan Nair - literary contributions of his time.

Unit 4

Part of an autobiography / travelogue: Kannerum Kinavum, V. T. Bhattathirippadu - Socio-cultural literature - historical importance.

Unit 5

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

Writing - a. Expansion of ideas; b. Précis Writing ; 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).

  • Narayana Pillai. P. K, Sahitya Panchanan. Vimarsanathrayam, Kerala Sahitya Academy, 2000
  • Sankunni Nair. M. P, Chathravum Chamaravum, D. C. Books, 2010.
  • Gupthan Nair. S, Asthiyude Pookkal, D. C Books. 2005
  • Panmana Ramachandran Nair, Thettillatha Malayalam, Sariyum thettum etc., D. C. Book, 2006.
  • M. Achuthan, Cherukatha-Innale, innu, National Book Stall, 1998.
  • N. Krishna Pillai, Kairaliyude Katha, National Book Stall, 2001.