Section -1 History of Kannada language.
What is language? Classification of language. General characteristics of Dravidian languages; Competitive and contrastive features of Kannada and other Dravidian languages; Kannada alphabets, Some salient features of Kannada grammer, gender, number, case, verbs, tense and pronouns. Chronological stages of Kannada language, influence of other languages on Kannada language borrowing and semantic changes, Kannada language and its dialects, literary and colloquial style of Kannada.
Section - II: History of Kannada Literature
The literature's of 10th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 19th and 20th centuries are to be studied against their social, religious and political backgrounds. And the following literary forms of Kannada with reference to their origin, development and achievement have to be critically studied on the basis of the poets listed below:
Champu : Pampa, Ranna, Nayasena, Harihara, Janna, Andayya, Tirumalarya and Shadakshari.
Vachana : Devara Dasimayya, Basavanna and his contemporaries.
Ragale : Harihara, Srinivasa - ‘Navarathri', Kuvempu - Chitrangada and Sri Ramayanadarshanam.
Shatpadi : Raghavanka, Kumudendu, Chamarasa, Kumaravyasajorave Narahari, Lakshmisha and Virupaksha Pandita.
Sangatya : Deparaja Sisumayana Nanjunda, Rathanakaravarni, Honamma.
Prose : Sivakotyacharya, Chavundaraya Harihara. Tirumalaraya, Kempu Narayana and Muddana.
Section - III: Poetics :
The functional differences of poetics and criticism. Definitions and aims of poetry, Enunciation of thesis of the various schools of Poetry, Alankara, Reeti, Vakrokti, Rasa, Dhvani & Auchitya, Definition and discussion of Rasasutra of Bharata, Discussion of the number of Rasas. Aesthetic experience, the nature of Intellect, vyutpathi, prathima, psychical distance of fundamental principles of criticism the qualification of a Sahradaya and the critic. The recent forms of Kannada literature.
Section - IV : Cultural History of Karnataka :
Karnataka Culture against Indian background; Antiquity of Karnataka culture, A broad acquaintance of the following dynasties of Karnataka : Chalukyas of Badami and Kalyana, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas and Emperors Vijayanagar. Religious Movements in Karnataka, Social Conditions. Art and Architecture. Freedom Movement in Karnataka, Unification of Karnataka.
PAPER - II
This paper will require first-hand reading of the text prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates's critical ability.
Section -1: Old Kannada - (Halagannada) Adi Purana Sangraha: L. Gundappa, Vikramarjunavijaya (cantos 9 and 10)
Section - II: Middle Kannada : (Nadugannada) Basavannanavara Vachanagalu Dr. L. Basavaraju, published by Gita Book House, Mysore-1, Basavarajedevara Ragale: Edited by T.S. Venkannaiah, Harischandra Kavya Sangraha: Edited by T.S. Venkannaiah andA.R. Krishnasastri, Udyogaparva: sangraha: Edited by T.S. Shamarao, Paramartha (Vachanas of Sarvajnaa) Edited by Dr. L.Basavaraju, Gita Book House, Mysore, Bharatesa vai bhava sangraha (I to IV Cantos)
Section - Ill: Modern Kannada : (Hosagannada) Poetry : Kannada Bavuta : Edited by B.M. Srikanthaiah, Kannada Kavya sangraha: Dr. U.R. Anantha Murthy, National Book Trust of India, Sankramana Hosa Kavya :
Edited by Chandrashekara Patila and others. Novel : Malegalalli Madumagalu : Kuvempu, Chomaana dudi : Sivaram Karanta, Bharatipura : U.R. Anantha Murthy. Short Story: Kannada Atyuttama Sanna Kathegalu : Edited by K. Narasimhamurthy. Nataka : Drama : Ashwathaman : B.M. Sri, Beralgkoral : Kuvempu, Essay :Hosagannada Prabhanda Sankalana : Edited by Gorur Ramaswamy Ayyangar.
Section - IV Folk literature : Garatiya hadu : Edited by Channamallappa and others. Jivana jokali (Part-Ill) Garatiyara garime : Edited by Dr. M.S. Sunkapur Belagavi Jilleya; Janapada Kathegalu : Edited by T.S. Rajappa, Namma suttana gadegalu : Edited by Sudhakara, Namma Ogatugalu : Edited by Rame Gowda (Ra Gow).