Answers must be written in Russian except in the case of
question regarding translation from Russian to English.
(Language and Culture)
i. Modern Russian Language :
Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Lexicology, Lexicography and Semantics,
ii. Translation from Russian into English and vice-versa.
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i. Socio-political and economical development of the Russian Federation :
Patriotic war of 1812, October Revolution, Perestroika and Glasnost,
disintegration of USSR. Regional & Cultural variations of the Russian
ii. Essay on general topics.
Answers must be written in Russian Literature
Literary History and Literary Criticism
Literary movements, Sentimentalism, Romanticism, Naturalism, Realism,
Critical Realism, Socialism, Acmeism, Symbolism, Futurism; Origin and
development of literary genres : Folk literature, Lyrics and poems-A.S. Pushkin,
M.U. Lermontov, Alexander Blok, Esenin, V. Mayakovky, Anna Akhmatova. Epic-L.N.
Tolstoy, M. Sholokhov, Short story, novelet, novels-Pushkin, Lermontov, N.V.
Gogol, S. Shchedrin, I. Goncharov, I. Turgenev, F.M. Dostoevsky, L.N. Tolstoy,
A.P. Chekhov, M. Gorky, M. Sholokhov, I. Bunin, E. Zamyatin, Boris Pasternak, A.
Solzhenitsyn, M. Bulgakov, Chingiz Aitmatov, V. Rasputin, V. Shukshin,
Criticism-Belinsky, Dobrolyubov, Chernyshevsky, Pisarev, Drama-Chekhov, Gogol.
Influence of socio-political movements on literature.
This part will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be
designed to test the candidates’ critical ability.
1. A.S. Pushkin Evgeny Onegin
2. M.U. Lermontov Hero of our times
3. N.V. Gogol Revizor
4. I.S. Turgenev Fathers and sons
5. F.M. Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment
6. L.N. Tolstoy i. War and Peace
7. A.P. Chekhov i. Toska
ii. Smert Chinovnika
8. A.M. Gorky Mother
9. A. Blok The twelve
10. B.B. i. Cloud in plants
Mayakovsky ii. Good
11. M. Sholokhov Fate of a man
12. B. Pasternak Doctor Zhivago
13. Solzhenitsyn One day in the life of Ivan Danisovich
14. V. Rasputin Zhivi i Pomni
15. Chingiz Aitmatov Bely Porokhod
16. V. Shukshin Chudik