Gujarati Literature Syllabus for UPSC 2020
IAS Exam has one of the optional literature paper as Gujarati. It has two papers (1 & 2), each of 250 marks summing up to 500 for the paper. This paper proves to be a scoring subject for aspirants who are well versed & acquainted with the Gujarati language. Having knowledge of the grammatical aspects of the language is also important. It is easy to crack this optional subject for those who are native Gujarati speakers and familiar with it. This article provides you with the latest Gujarati literature syllabus for UPSC IAS Mains 2020.
UPSC Mains Gujarati Syllabus Paper – I
Answers must be written in Gujarati
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
- Jaina tradition
- Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
- Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)
- Sudharak yug
- Pandit yug
- Gandhi yug
- Anu-Gandhi yug
- Adhunik yug
Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):
- Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
- Lyrical: Pada
- Fiction: Novel and short story
- Literary Essay
- Lyrical Poetry
- History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
- Recent research in folk tradition
UPSC Mains 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.
- Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
- Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug
- Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
- Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
- Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
- Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
- Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth
1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug
- Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
- Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
- Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
- Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
- Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
- Dhvani-Rajendra Shah
2. Adhunik yug
- Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
- Janantike- Suresh Joshi
- Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra
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Facts about the Gujarati Language
Gujarati is the official language of Gujarat. The Gurjar community that settled in the region of Gujarat many centuries ago started communicating in this language, and therefore the language came to be known as Gujarati.
It is a formal language recognized in the constitution amongst the 22 languages declared as official languages by the government of India. Gujarati is not restricted to Gujarat alone. It is also widely spoken in the union territories of Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The language is also spoken widely outside India by NRI’s settled in countries abroad. So if we take estimates of the Gujarati speaking population worldwide, it is a good 46 million and more. Gujarati is a language that can be traced back to its origins in the Sanskrit language, and many famous freedom fighters of our country had Gujarati as their native language too. Among them were M K Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, etc.
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