#62 What is the Preferred Booklist and Syllabus for Gujarati Optional in UPSC Mains?

Gujarati literature is one of the Optional Subject in the list of 43 optional provided by the Upsc board.

Literature subjects are less time consuming as compared to rest of the optional subject. One of the major pros of selecting a literature subject is you do not require subject specialization but a good grasp and interest in the language. But does Gujarati literature require only interest? Who else can pick this optional? What is the criteria to select an optional?

So to be very rational, People who have done their education in any of these languages can pick these subjects. This will not only develop understanding but also will learn a thing or two about it’s very origin. Apart from that literature graduates of this subject should go for this as they will find it comforting and expressive. Moreover, the subject will prove to be a relief for those who wish to get away from the dynamic part of the syllabus . 

What is the syllabus for the subject? What role does it play ?

Syllabus plays a very important role in understanding the very demand of the subject. Upsc has given a very concise syllabus for this subject , so it becomes very essential to go through it to avoid reading irrelevant information.

PAPER 1

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 :

4.Jaina tradition

5.Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)

6.Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern:

7.Sudharak yug

8.Pandit yug

9.Gandhi yug

10.Anu-Gandhi yug

11.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

3.Bhavai

(c) Modern

4.Fiction: Novel and short story

5.Drama

6.Literary Essay

7.Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

8.History of theoretical Gujarati criticism

9.Recent research in folk tradition

PAPER -2

SECTION -A

1.Medieval

(i) Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut

(ii) Kadambari-Bhalan

(iii) Sudamacharitra-Premanand

(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal

(v) Akhegeeta-Akho

2.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

2.Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi

(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi

(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

BOOKLIST:

Paper 1

  • Arvachin Gujarati Sahitya ni Vikas Rekha (Adhunik ane Aadhunik pravaho)
  • Bhasha parichay and Gujarati bhasha nu swarup- Jayant Kothari
  • Bhasha Vigyan- Jayant Kothari
  • History of Gujarati Literature- Dhirubhai Thakar
  • Loksahitya- Pamphlets
  • Madhyakalin Gujarati Literature- Vasuben Trivedi book
  • Madhyakalin Gujarati Sahitya No Itihas- Dr. Ramesh M
  • Sattar sahitya swarup- Prasad Brahmbhatt

 Paper II

  • AkheGeeta – Akho
  • Ashwatthama – Sitanshu Yashaschandra
  • Chandra-Chandrawati ni varta – Shamal
  • Dhvani – Rajendra Shah
  • Farbas Virah – DalpatRam
  • Hind Swaraj – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • Janantike – Suresh Joshi
  • Kaavya ni Shakti – RamNarayan Vishvanath Pathak
  • Kadambari – Balan
  • Manvi ni Bhavai – Pannalal Patel
  • Mari Hakikat – Narmadashankar Dave
  • Patan ni Prabhuta – Kanaiyalal Munshi
  • Purvalap – ‘Kant’ ManiShankar Ratnaji Bhatt
  • Rai no Parvat – Ramanbhai Nilkanth
  • Saptapadi – UmaShankar Joshi
  • Saraswatichandra (Part – 1) – GovardhanRam Tripathi
  • Saurashtra ni Rasdhar (Part – 1) – Zaverchand Meghani
  • Sudama Charitra – Premanand
  • Vasant Vilas Fagu – AgyanKruti



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