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UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Sindhi

UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Sindhi

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

(Answers must be written in Sindhi – Arabic or Devanagari script)

Paper I

Section A

Origin and evolution of Sindhi language-views of different scholars

Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax

Major dialects of the Sindhi language

Sindhi vocabulary-stages of its growth, including those in the pre-partition and post-partition periods

Historical study of various Writing Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi

Changes in the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to influence of other languages and social conditions

Section B

Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods

Early medieval literature upto 1350 A.D. including folk literature

Late medieval period from 1350 A.D. to 1850 A.D

Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D

Modern period from 1947 and onwards

(Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs, and travelogues.)

Paper II

This paper will require the first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability.

Section A


"Shah Jo Choond Shair": ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi, (First 100 pages)

"Sachal Jo Choond Kalam": ed. Kalyan B. Advani, Published by Sahitya, Akademi (Kafis only)

"Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka": ed. B.H. Nagrani, Published by Sahitya Akademi, (First 100 pages)

"Shair-e-Bewas": by Kishinchand Bewas, ("Saamoondi Sipoon" portion only)

"Roshan Chhanvro": Narayan Shyam

"Virhange Khanpoije Sindhi Shair jee Choond": ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi


"Behtareen Sindhi Natak" (One-act Plays): Edited by M. Kamal, Published by Gujarat Sindhi Academy

"Kako Kaloomal" (Full-length Play): by Madan Jumani

Section B

‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’ (Novel): by Gobind Malhi

‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel): by Krishan Khatwani

‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories) Vol. III: Edited by Prem Prakash, Published by Sahitya Akademi.

‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories): Sundari Uttamchandani

‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays): Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Akademi.

‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism): Edited by Harish Vaswani, Published by Sahitya Akademi.

‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography): by Popati Hiranandani

"Dr. Choithram Gidwani" (Biography): by Vishnu Sharma

first published:July 04, 2012, 17:37 IST