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UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Gujarati

The complete syllabus of Gujarati for the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam.

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Updated:July 4, 2012, 3:38 PM IST
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UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Gujarati
The complete syllabus of Gujarati for the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam.
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(Answers must be written in Gujarati)

Paper I

Section A

Gujarati 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)

Medieval

Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta

Lyrical: Pada

Folk

Bhavai

Modern

Fiction: Novel and short story

Drama

Literary Essay

Lyrical Poetry

Criticism

History of theoretical Gujarati criticism

Recent research in folk tradition

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 Karamchand 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 Yashaschandra

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