#77 What is the Preferred Syllabus and Booklist for Konkani Literature Optional in UPSC CSE Mains?

Konkani language is widely spoken in the Indian state of Goa. It is one of the 22 official languages mentioned in the 8 schedule of the constitution.konkani has a long history and rich living culture celebrated till today. Aspirant’s who wish to have an in-depth knowledge on the origin and history of the language can choose this as their optional. The syllabus for the subject is concise and requires no specialization. Anyone who is well versed with the language can opt for this subject. Having a good strategy to answer writing and understanding can sail you through the mains exam. The syllabus and booklist for the subject has been provided below for your understanding. You must always aid them with previous year question paper and answer sheets of toppers.

Paper-I

Section-A

History of  the Konkani Language :

(i) Origin and development of the language and influences on it.

(ii) Major variants of Konkani and their linguistic features.

(iii) Grammatical and lexicographic work in Konkani, including a study of cases, adverbs, indeclinables and voices.

(iv) Old Standard Konkani, new Standard and standardisation problems.

Section-B

History of Konkani literature:

(i) History of Konkani literature from its probable source to the present times, with emphasis on its major works, writers and movements.

(ii) Social and cultural background of the making of Konkani literature from time to time.

(iii) Indian and Western influences on Konkani literature from the earliest to modern times.

(iv) Modern literary trends in the various genres and regions including a study of Konkani folklore.

Paper-II

Section-A

Prose

1.a) Konkani Mansagangotri (excluding poetry) ed. by Prof. Olivinho Gomes

b) Old Konkani language and literature-the Portuguese Role

2.a) Otmo Denvcharak-a novel by A.V da Cruz.

b) Vadoll ani Varem-A novel by Antonio Pereira.

c) Devache Kurpen-a novel by V J P Saldanha.

3.a) Vajralikhani-Shenoy Goem-bab-An anthology-ed. by Shantaram Varde Valavalikar

b) Konkani Lalit Niband-Essays-ed. by Shyam Verenkar

c) Teen Dasakam-An lAnthology-ed. by Chandrakant Keni.

4.a) Demand-Drama-by Pundalik Naik

b) Kadambini- A miscellany of modern Prose-ed. by Prof. OJF Gomes & Smt. P.S. Tadkodkar.

c) Ratha Tujeo Ghudieo-by Smt. Jayanti Naik.

Section-B

Poetry

1. a) Ev ani Mori: Poetry by Eduardo Bruno de Souza.

b) Abravanchem Yadnyadan-by Luis Mascarenhas.

2.a) Godde Ramayan-ed.by R.K. Rao

b) Ratnahar I &II-collection of poems-ed. R.V. Pandit.

3.a) Zayo Zuyo-poems-Manohar L. Sardessai.

b) Kanadi Mati Konkani Kavi-Anthology of Poems-ed. Pratap Naik.

4.a) Adrushatache Kalle-Poems by Pandurang Bhangui.

b) Yaman- Poems by Madhav Borkar

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