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UPSC - Syllabus - Sindhi

Main Examination Syllabus - Subject : Sindhi

Paper-I (Answers must be written in Sindhi - Arabic or Devanagari script.)

Section-A

  • Origin and evolution of Sindhi language-views of different scholars.
  • Significant linguistic features of Sindhi language, including those pertaining to its phonology, morphology and syntax.
  • Major dialects of the Sindhi language.
  • Sindhi vocabularly-stages of its growth, including those in the pre-partition and post-partition periods.
  • Historical study of various Writing Systems (Scripts) of Sindhi.
  • Changes in the structure of Sindhi language in India, after partition, due to influence of other languages and social conditions.

Section-B

Sindhi literature through the ages in context of socio-cultural conditions in the respective periods

  • Early medieval literature upto 1350 A.D. including folk literature.
  • Late medicval period from 1350 A.D. to 1850 A.D.
  • Renaissance period from 1850 A.D. to 1947 A.D.
  • Modern period from 1947 and onwards.

(Literary genres in Modern Sindhi literature and experiments in poetry, drama, novel, short story, essay, literary criticism, biography, autobiography, memoirs, and travelogues.)

Paper-II (Answers must be written in Sindhi - Arabic of Devanagari script.)

This paper will require the first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates’ critical ability.

Section-A

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.

  1. Poetry

    • "Shah Jo Choond Shair" : ed. H.I. Sadarangani, Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)
    • "Sachal Jo Choond Kalam" : ed. Kalyan B. Advani Published by Sahitya Akademi (Kafis only)
    • "Sami-a-ja Choond Sloka" : ed. B.H. Nagrani Published by Sahitya Akademi (First 100 pages)
    • "Shair-e-Bewas" : by Kishinchand Bewas ("Saamoondi Sipoon" portion only)
    • "Roshan Chhanvro" : Narayan Shyam
    • "Virhange Khanpoije Sindhi Shair jee Choond" : ed. H.I. Sadarangani Published by Sahitya Akademi

  2. Drama

    • "Behtareen Sindhi Natak" (One-act Plays) : Edited by M. Kamal Published by Gujarat Sindhi Academy.
    • "Kako Kaloomal" (Full-length Play) : by Madan Jumani

Section-B

References to context and critical appreciation of the texts included in this section.

  • ‘Pakheeara Valar Khan Vichhrya’ (Novel) : by Gobind Malhi
  • ‘Sat Deenhan’ (Novel) : by Krishan Khatwani
  • ‘Choond Sindhi Kahanyoon’ (Short Stories) Vol. III. : Edited by Prem Prakash, Published by Sahitya Akademi.
  • ‘Bandhan’ (Short Stories) : Sundari Uttamchandani
  • ‘Behtareen Sindhi Mazmoon’ (Essays) : Edited by Hiro Thakur, published by Gujarat Sindhi Akademi.
  • ‘Sindhi Tanqeed’ (Criticism) : Edited by Harish Vaswani : Published by Sahitya Akademi.
  • ‘Mumhinjee Hayati-a ja Sona Ropa varqa’ (Autobiography) : by Popati Hiranandani
  • "Dr. Choithram Gidwani" (Biography) : by Vishnu Sharma


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