Assamese Syllabus UPSC Mains Examination

Assamese Syllabus Paper – I

Answers must be written in Assamese

Section-A

Language

  • History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.
  • Developments of Assamese prose.
  • Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes with stress on Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.
  • Assamese vocabulary-and its sources.
  • Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and pleonastic suffixes.
  • Dilectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in particulars.
  • Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.

 

Section-B

Literary Criticism and Literary History

  • Principles of Literary criticism upto New criticism.
  • Different literary genres.
  • Development of literary forms in Assamese.
  • Development of literary criticism in Assamese.
  • Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings, i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background the proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva Sankaradeva-post Sankaradeva Modern period (from the coming of the Britishers)-Post-Independence period. Special emphasis is to be given on the Vaisnavite period, the gonaki and the post-Independence period.

 

Assamese Syllabus Paper – II

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

Section-A

  • Ramayana (Ayodhya Kanda only)-by Madhava Kandali.
  • Parijat-Harana-by Sankaradeva.
  • Rasakrida-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).
  • Bargeet-by Madhavadeva
  • Rajasuya-by Madhavadeva.
  • Katha-Bhagavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.
  • Gurucarit-Katha (Sankaradeva’s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.

 

Section-B

  • Mor Jeevan Sonwaran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
  • Kripabar Barbaruar Kakatar Topola-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
  • Pratima-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.
  • Gaonburha-by Padmanath Gohain Barua.
  • Monamati-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.
  • Purani Asamiya Sahitya-by Banikanta Kakati.
  • Karengar Ligiri-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla
  • Jeevanar Batat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua)
  • Mrityunjoy-by Birendrakumar
  • Bhattachary-ya
  • Samrat-by Navakanta Barua.
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