Gujarati Syllabus UPSC Mains Examination

Gujarati Syllabus Paper – I

Answers must be written in Gujarati

Section-A

Gujarati Language → Form and history

  1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.
  2. Significant features of the Gujarati language Phonology, morphology and syntax.
  3. Major dialects Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.

History of Gujarati Literature

Medieval →

  1. Jaina tradition
  2. Bhakti tradition Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
  3. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern→

  1. Sudharak yug
  2. Pandit yug
  3. Gandhi yug
  4. Anu-Gandhi yug
  5. Adhunik yug

Section-B

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

(a) Medieval

  1. Narratives Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  2. Lyrical Pada

(b) Folk

  1. Bhavai

(c) Modern

  1. Fiction Novel and short story
  2. Drama
  3. Literary Essay
  4. Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

  1. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  2. Recent research in folk tradition

Gujarati Syllabus Paper – II

Answers must be written in Gujarati

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

  1. Medieval

(i) Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut

(ii) Kadambari-Bhalan

(iii) Sudamacharitra-Premanand

(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal

(v) Akhegeeta-Akho

  1. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

(vi) Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave

(vii) Farbasveerah- Dalpatram

(viii) Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi

(ix) Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)

(x) Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

  1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

(i) Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi

(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi

(iii) Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani

(v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel

(vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

  1. Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi

(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi

(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

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