Gujarati Literature Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam (UPSC )

Note: UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Optional Subject consists of 2 papers. Each paper is of 250 marks, making a total of 500 marks. You have to answer in Gujarati language only.

Gujarati literature Paper – I

Section-A

Bengali Literature Syllabus – Civil Services Mains Exam (UPSC )Language – Form and history

  • History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.

  • Significant features of the Gujarati language Phonology, morphology and syntax.

  • Major dialects Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.

History of Gujarati Literature

Medieval –

  • Jaina tradition

  • Bhakti tradition Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)

  • Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern –

  • Sudharak yug

  • Pandit yug

  • Gandhi yug

  • Anu-Gandhi yug

  • Adhunik yug

Section-B

Literary Forms – (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms)

(a) Medieval

  • Narratives Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta

  • Lyrical Pada

(b) Folk

Bhavai

(c) Modern

  • Fiction Novel and short story

  • Drama

  • Literary Essay

  • Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

  • History of theoretical Gujarati criticism

  • Recent research in folk tradition

Gujarati literature Paper – II

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

Medieval

  • Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut

  • Kadambari – Bhalan

  • Sudamacharitra -Premanand

  • Chandrachandravatini varta – Shamal

  • Akhegeeta – Akho

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

Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

  • Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi

  • Patanni Prabhuta – Kanhaiyalal Munshi

  • Kavyani Shakti – Ramnarayan Vishwanath Pathak

  • Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1 – Zaverchand Meghani

  • Manvini Bhavai – Pannalal Patel

  • Dhvani – Rajendra Shah

  • Adhunik yug

  • Saptapadi -Umashankar Joshi

  • Janantike – Suresh Joshi

  • Ashwatthama – Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

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