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UPSC - Syllabus - Gujarati

Main Examination Syllabus - Subject : Gujarati

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):

  1. Medieval
    • Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
    • Lyrical: Pada
  2. Folk
    • Bhavai
  3. Modern
    • Fiction: Novel and short story
    • Drama
    • Literary Essay
    • Lyrical Poetry
  4. Criticism
    • History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
    • Recent research in folk tradition

Paper-II (Answers must be written in Gujarati)

The paper will reqire first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A

  1. Medieval
    1. Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
    2. Kadambari-Bhalan
    3. Sudamacharitra-Premanand
    4. Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
    5. Akhegeeta-Akho
  2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug
    1. Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
    2. Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
    3. Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
    4. Purvalap- 'Kant' (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
    5. Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

  1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug
    1. Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
    2. Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
    3. Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
    4. Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
    5. Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
    6. Dhavni-Rajendra Shah
  2. Adhunik yug
    1. Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
    2. Janantike- Suresh Joshi
    3. Ashwattama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra


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