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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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