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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).

Text Books


  • 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.

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