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Gujarati Syllabus for UPSC CSE

The UPSC Optional Syllabus for Gujarati is as given below: Gujarati Literature Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC : Optional Subject...

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Gujarati syllabus for upsc

The UPSC Optional Syllabus for Gujarati is as given below:

Gujarati Literature Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam UPSC :
Optional Subject consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks, making a total of 500 marks.
GUJARATI
PAPER-I
(Answers must be written in Gujarati) Section-A
Gujarati Language : Form and history
1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.
2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.
3. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.
History of Gujarati Literature Medieval :
4. Jaina tradition
5. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)
Modern:
7. Sudharak yug
8. Pandit yug
9. Gandhi yug
10. Anu-Gandhi yug
11. Adhunik yug
Section-B
Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):
(a) Medieval
1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
2. Lyrical: Pada
(b) Folk
3. Bhavai
(c) Modern
4. Fiction: Novel and short story
5. Drama
6. Literary Essay
7. Lyrical Poetry
(d) Criticism
8. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
9. Recent research in folk tradition.
PAPER-II
(Answers must be written in Gujarati)
The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.
Section-A
1. Medieval
(i) Vasantvilas phagu-AJNATKRUT
(ii) Kadambari-BHALAN
(iii) Sudamacharitra-PREMANAND
(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-SHAMAL
(v) Akhegeeta-AKHO
2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug
(vi) Mari Hakikat-NARMADASHANKAR DAVE
(vii) Farbasveerah- DALPATRAM
(viii)Saraswatichandra-Part-I GOVARDHANRAM TRIPATHI
(ix) Purvalap- ‘KANT’ (MANISHANKAR RATNAJI BHATT)
(x) Raino Parvat-RAMANBHAI NEELKANTH
Section-B
1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug
(i) Hind Swaraj-MOHANDAS KARMACHAND GANDHI
(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- KANHAIYALAL MUNSHI
(iii) Kavyani Shakti- RAMNARAYAN VISH-WANATH PATHAK
(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- ZAVERCHAND MEGHANI
(v) Manvini Bhavai-PANNALAL PATEL
(vi) Dhvani-RAJENDRA SHAH
2. Adhunik yug
(vii) Saptapadi-UMASHANKAR JOSHI (viii)Janantike- SURESH JOSHI
(ix) Ashwatthama- SITANSHU YASHASCHANDRA

Syllabus of other literature optional

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu

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