UPSC Mains Gujarati Optional Syllabus - (Paper I & Paper II)

Civil Services Mains Exam Syllabus

(Gujarati Optional Paper I and Paper II)

PART - Ihttp://www.iasplanner.com/civilservices/images/test-small.png


Please note that all 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

PART - II


The paper will reqire first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A

1. Medieval

  • Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
  • Kadambari-Bhalan
  • Sudamacharitra-Premanand
  • Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
  • Akhegeeta-Akho

2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

  • Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
  • Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
  • Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
  • Purvalap- 'Kant' (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
  • Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

  • Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
  • Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
  • Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
  • Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
  • Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
  • Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2. Adhunik yug

  • Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
  • Janantike- Suresh Joshi
  • Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

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