Detailed 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 have 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 (MIL)
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.

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