Jul 04, 2012 at 04:38pm IST

UPSC Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Marathi

(Answers must be written in Marathi)

Paper I

Section A: Language and Folk-Lore

The complete syllabus of Marathi for the UPSC Civil Services Mains exam.

Nature and Functions of Language (with reference to Marathi)

Language as a signifying system: Langue and Parole; Basic functions; Poetic language; Standard Language and dialect; Language variations according to social parameters.

Linguistic features of Marathi in thirteenth century and seventeenth century.

Dialects of Marathi

Ahirani; Varhadi; Dangi

Marathi Grammar

Parts of Speech; Case-system; Prayog-vichar (Voice)

Nature and kinds of Folklore (with special reference to Marathi)

Lok-Geet, Lok Katha, Lok Natya

Section B: History of Literature and Literary Criticism

History of Marathi Literature

From beginning to 1818 AD, with special reference to the following: The Mahanubhava writers, the Varkari poets, the Pandit poets, the Shahirs, Bakhar literature.

From 1850 to 1990, with special reference to developments in the following major forms : Poetry, Fiction (Novel and Short Story), Drama; and major literary currents and movements, Romantic, Realist, Modernist, Dalit Gramin, Feminist.

Literary Criticism

Nature and function of Literature;

Evaluation of Literature;

Nature, Objectives and Methods of Criticism;

Literature, Culture and Society.

Paper II

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

Section A: Prose

‘Smritishala’

Mahatma Jotiba Phule - "Shetkaryacha Asud; ‘Sarvajanik Satyadharma’

S.V. Ketkar - ‘Brahmankanya;

P.K. Atre - ‘Sashtang Namaskar’

Sharchchandra Muktibodh - ‘Jana Hey Volatu Jethe’

Uddhav Shelke - ‘Shilan’

Baburao Bagul - ‘Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti’

Gouri Deshpande - ‘Ekek Paan Galavaya’

P.I. Sonkamble - ‘Athavaninche Pakshi’

Section B: Poetry

‘Namadevanchi Abhangawani’ - Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar, Modern Book Depot, Pune

‘Painjan’ - Ed : M.N. Adwant, Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur

‘Damayanti-Swayamvar’ - By Raghunath Pandit

‘Balakvinchi Kavita’ - By Balkavi

‘Vishakha’ - By Kusumagraj

‘Mridgandh’ - By Vinda Karandikar

‘Jahirnama’ - By Narayan Surve

‘Sandhyakalchya Kavita’ - By Grace

‘Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’ - By Namdev Dhasal

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