Showing posts with label online test. Show all posts
Showing posts with label online test. Show all posts

Thursday 5 August 2021

Midnight's Children

Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

  1. Reading Resources
  2. Video Resources
  3. Online Test - Check your understanding
  4. Presentations

2. Video Resources

4. Presentations:

Monday 1 February 2021

Hard Times: Charles Dickens


Hard Timesnovel by Charles Dickens, published in serial form (as Hard Times: For These Times) in the periodical Household Words from April to August 1854 and in book form later the same year. The novel is a bitter indictment of industrialization, with its dehumanizing effects on workers and communities in mid-19th-century England.
Louisa and Tom Gradgrind have been harshly raised by their father, an educator, to know nothing but the most factual, pragmatic information. Their lives are devoid of beauty, culture, or imagination, and the two have little or no empathy for others. Louisa marries Josiah Bounderby, a vulgar banker and mill owner. She eventually leaves her husband and returns to her father’s house. Tom, unscrupulous and vacuous, robs his brother-in-law’s bank. Only after these and other crises does their father realize that the manner in which he raised his children has ruined their lives. (Britannica

Check your understanding of the novel: Online Test

Additional Resources:

Musical Performance of Hard Times in Hindi:

Understanding Hard Times: An Analytic Note by F.R Leavis /The Great Tradition

Article: Why Hard Times is a bad novel? - J. B. Priestley

Video recording of Online Classes on Hard Times

Video recording of the session on the discussion on 'Research Articles on Hard Times':

Wednesday 10 August 2016

Online Test: Renaissance Literature

Online Open Internet / Open Book Test on the Age of Renaissance

Read study material on this page to appear in this online test:

  • Points to Ponder:
    • Write comparative analysis of Chaucer, Spencer and Shakespeare as Poets
    • If you have seen any film on Elizabethan time / Shakespearean era, write a blog on the review of the film. You can have a look at the list of films worth watching:
    • Can you differentiate general characteristics of Renaissance literature with that of Reformation or Restoration or Neo-classical or Romantic or Victorian or Modern literature?
    • Write a blog on the review of any Hindi film adaptation of Shakespearean plays or Elizabethan era.