Gujarati Literature Syllabus: Paper-1

Section A

Form and History

  • History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.
  • Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.
  • Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.

History of Gujarati Literature

  • Medieval
    • Jaina tradition
    • Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
    • Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)
  • Modern
    • Sudharak yug
    • Pandit yug
    • Gandhi yug
    • Anu-Gandhi yug
    • Adhunik yug
Section B

Literary Forms : (Salient features, history, and development of the following literary forms)

  • Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  • Lyrical: Pada

Folk

  • Bhavai’

Modern

  • Fiction: Novel and short story
  • Drama
  • Literary Essay
  • Lyrical Poetry

Criticism

  • History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  • Recent research in folk tradition

Gujarati Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Section A

1. Medieval

  • Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
  • Kadambari-Bhalan
  • Sudamacharitra-Premanand
  • Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
  • Akhegeeta-Akho

2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

  • Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
  • Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
  • Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
  • Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
  • Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth
Section B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

  • Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
  • Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
  • Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
  • Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
  • Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
  • Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2. Adhunik Yug

  • Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
  • Janantike- Suresh Joshi
  • Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

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