UPSC - Civil Services Main Exam - Gujarati Literature Subject

Note: The following books' list is only illustrative but not exhaustive for the purpose of guidance to the candidates.

Syllabus for Gujarati Literature (UPSC Main Exam)

PAPER-I

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-II

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

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 GOVARDHANRAM TRIPATHI

(ix) Purvalap- 'KANT' (MANISHANKAR RATNAJI BHATT)

(x) Raino Parvat-RAMANBHAI NEELKANTH

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

(i) Hind Swaraj-MOHANDAS KARMACHAND GANDHI

(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- KANHAIYALAL MUNSHI

(iii) Kavyani Shakti- RAMNARAYAN VISH-WANATH PATHAK

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- ZAVERCHAND MEGHANI

(v) Manvini Bhavai-PANNALAL PATEL

(vi) Dhvani-RAJENDRA SHAH

2. Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-UMASHANKAR JOSHI

(viii)Janantike- SURESH JOSHI

(ix) Ashwatthama- SITANSHU YASHASCHANDRA


Reference Books for Gujarat literature

Question Paper - 1

  1. Arvachin Sahityano Itihas - Pro. Ramesh Trivedi
  2. Madhyakalin Gujarati Sahityano Itihas - Pro. Ramesh Trivedi
  3. Gujarati Sahityani Vikas Rekha (Part 1 & 2) - Dr. Dhirubhai Thakkar
  4. Gujarati Sahityano Itihas (Part 1 to 4) - Gujarati Sahitya Parishad
  5. Gujarati Dhvani Vyavsthani Vicharna - Pro. Pinkiben Shah
  6. Gujarati Bhashanu Vyakran - Dr. Yogendra Vyas
  7. Boli Vigyan ane Gujarati Bolio - Dr. Yogendra Vyas
  8. Bhasha Vigyan - Jayant Kothari
  9. Bar Sahitya Swarupo - Paras Brahmbhatt

Question Paper - 2

  1. Vasantvilas Fagu - AgyanKruti
  2. Kadambari - Bhalan
  3. Sudama Charitra - Premanand
  4. Chadra-Chandrawati ni varta - Shaamal
  5. AkheGeeta - Akho
  6. Mari Hakikat - Narmad Shankar Dave
  7. Farbas Virah - DalpatRam
  8. Sarashwati Chandra (Part - 1) - GoverdhanRam Tripathi
  9. Porvaalap - 'Kaant' ManiShankar Ratanji Bhatt
  10. Rai no Parvat - Ramanbhai Nilkanth
  11. Hind Swaraj - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  12. Patan ni Prabhuta - Kanaiyalal Munshi
  13. Kaavya ni Shakti - RamNarayan Vishwanath Pathak
  14. Saurashtra ni Rasdhaar (Part - 1) - Zaverchand Meghani
  15. Manvi ni Bhavaai - Pannalal Patel
  16. Dhwani - Rajendra Shah
  17. Saptapadi - UmaShankar Joshi
  18. Janantike - Suresh Joshi
  19. Ashwatthama - Sitaanshu Yashchandra