Gujarati Main Syllabus

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 :

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

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

(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 Govar-dhanram Tripathi

(ix) Purvalap- 'Kant' (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)

(x) Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

1.Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

(i) Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi

(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi

(iii) Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani

(v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel

(vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2.Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi

(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi

(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra



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