UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Telugu Literature Optional Paper Syllabus

UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam Telugu Literature Optional Paper Syllabus and Pattern

UPSC Civil Services (IAS/IPS) Mains Exam Telugu Literature Optional Paper Syllabus and Pattern Simplified

Telugu Literature is a famous optional for Telugu students preparing for UPSC Civil Services Exam. In this post, we are providing the syllabus for Telugu literature optional for UPSC Civils Mains Exam.

There are two papers in Telugu Literature Optional. Each paper carries 250 marks. In each paper there will be two sections.

Syllabus for Telugu Literature Paper -1 is as below:
Section – A (Language)Section – B (Literature)
1. Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquity-Etymological history of Telugu, Tenugu and Andhra.1. Literature in Pre-Nannaya Period-Marga and Desi poetry.
2. Major linguistic changes in phonological, morphological, grammatical and syntactical levels, from Proto-Dravidian to old Telugu and from old Telugu to Modern Telugu.2. Nannaya Period-Historical and literary background of Andhra Mahabharata.

 

3. Evolution of spoken Telugu when compared to classical Telugu-Formal and functional view of Telugu language.3. Saiva poets and their contribution-Dwipada, Sataka, Ragada, Udaharana.

 

4. Influence of other languages and its impact on Telugu.4. Tikkana and his place in Telugu literature.

 

5. Modernization of Telugu language.

(a) Linguistic and literary movements and their role in modernization of Telugu.

(b) Role of media in modernization of Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV etc.)

(c) Problems of terminology and mechanisms in coining new terms in Telugu in various discourses including scientific and technical.

5. Errana and his literary works-Nachana Somana and his new approach to poetry.
6. Dialects of Telugu-Regional and social variations and problems of standardization.6. Srinatha and Potana-Their woks and contribution.

 

7. Syntax-Major divisions of Telugu sentences-simple, complex and compound sentences-Noun and verb predications-Processes of nominalization and relativization-Direct and indirect reporting-conversion processes.7. Bhakti poets in Telugu literature-Tallapaka Annamayya, Ramadasu, Tyagayya.
8. Translation-Problems of translation, cultural, social and idiomatic-Methods of translation-Approaches to translation-Literary and other kinds of translation-various uses of translation.8. Evolution of prabandhas-Kavya and prabandha.
9. Southern school of Telugu literature-Raghunatha Nayaka, Chemakura Vankatakavi and women poets-Literary forms like yakshagana, prose and padakavita.
10. Modern Telugu Literature and literary forms-Novel, Short Story, Drama, Playlet and poetic forms.
11. Literary Movements: Reformation, Nationalism, Neo-classicism, Romanticism and Progressive, Revolutionary movements.
12. Digambarakavulu, Feminist and Dalit Literature.
13. Main divisions of folk literature-Performing folk arts.
Syllabus for Telugu Literature Paper -2 is as below:

This paper will require first hand reading of the prescribed texts and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability, which will be in relation to the following approaches.

  1. i) Aesthetic approach- Rasa, Dhwani, Vakroti and Auchitya- Formal and Structural – Imagery and Symbolism.
  2. ii) Sociological, Historical, Ideological, Psychological approaches.
Section – ASection – B
1. Nannaya – Dushyanta Charitra (Adiparva 4th Canto verses 5-109)1. Gurajada Appa Rao – Animutyalu (Short stories)
2. Tikkana – Sri Krishna Rayabaramu (Udyoga parva -3rd Canto verses 1-144)2. Viswanatha Satyanarayana -Andhra prasasti
3. Srinatha – Guna Nidhi Katha (Kasi-khandam, 4th Canto, verses 76-133)3. Devulapalli Krishna Sastry -Krishnapaksham (excluding Urvasi and Pravasam)
4. Pingali Surana – Sugatri Salinulakatha (Kalapurnodayamu 4 Canto verses, 60-142)4. Sri Sri-Maha prastanam.
5. Molla – Ramayanamu (Balakanda including avatarika)5. Jashuva-Gabbilam (Part I)
6. Kasula Purushothama Kavi -Andhra Nayaka Satakamu6. C. Narayana Reddy -Karpuravasanta rayalu.
7. Kanuparti Varalakshmamma -Sarada lekhalu (Part I)
8. Atreya – N.G.O.
9. Racha konda Visswanatha Sastry-Alpajaeevi.

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