Kannada Literature Syllabus: Paper-1

Section A

A. History of Kannada Language

  • What is Language? General characteristics of Language.
  • Dravidian Family of Languages and its specific features, Antiquity of Kannada Language, Different Phases of its Development.
  • Dialects of Kannada Language: Regional and Social Various aspects of the development of Kannada Language: phonological and Semantic changes. Language borrowing.

B. History of Kannada Literature

  • Ancient Kannada literature: Influence and Trends. Poets for study: Specified poets from Pampa to Ratnakara Varni are to be studied in the light of contents, form, and expression: Pampa, Janna, Nagachandra.
    • Medieval Kannada literature: Influence and Trends.
    • Vachana literature: Basavanna, Akka Mahadevi.
    • Medieval Poets: Harihara, Raghavanka, Kumar-Vyasa.
    • Dasa literature : Purandra and Kanaka.
    • Sangataya : Ratnakaravarni

C. Modern Kannada literature:

  • Influence, trends, and ideologies, Navodaya, Pragatishila, Navya, Dalita, and Bandana.
Section B

A. Poetics and literary criticism:

  • Definition and concepts of poetry: Word, Meaning, Alankara, Reeti, Rasa, Dhwani, Auchitya. Interpretations of Rasa Sutra. Modern Trends of literary criticism: Formalist, Historical, Marxist, Feminist, Post-colonial criticism.

B. Cultural History of Karnataka

  • Contribution of Dynasties to the culture of Karnataka: Chalukyas of Badami and Kalyani, Rashtrakutas, Hoysalas, Vijayanagara rulers, in the┬áliterary context.
  • Major religions of Karnataka and their cultural contributions. Arts of Karnataka: Sculpture, Architecture, Painting, Music, Dance-in the literary context. Unification of Karnataka and its impact on Kannada literature.

Kannada Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Section A
  • Old Kannada Literature
    • Vikramaarjuna Vijaya of Pampa (cantos 12 & 13), (Mysore University Pub.)
    • Vaddaraadhane (Sukumaraswamyia Kathe, Vidyutchorana Kathe)
  • Medieval Kannada Literature :
    • Vachana Kammata, Ed: K. Marulasiddappa K.R. Nagaraj (Bangalore University Pub.)
    • Janapriya Kanakasamputa, Ed. D. Javare Gowda (Kannada and Culture Directorate, Bangalore)
    • Nambiyannana Ragale, Ed., T.N. Sreekantaiah (Ta.Vem. Smaraka Grantha Male, Mysore)
    • Kumaravyasa Bharata : Karna Parva (Mysore University)
    • Bharatesha Vaibhava Sangraha Ed. Ta. Su. Shama Rao (Mysore University)
Section B
  • Modern Kannada Literature
    • Poetry : Hosagannada Kavite, Ed : G.H. Nayak (Kannada Saahitya Parishattu, Bangalore)
    • Novel : Bettada Jeeva-Shivarama Karanta Madhavi-Arupama Niranjana Odalaala-Devanuru Mahadeva
    • Short Story : Kannada Sanna Kathegalu, Ed. G.H. Nayak (Sahitya Academy, New Delhi).
    • Drama : Shudra Tapaswi-Kuvempu. Tughlak-Girish Karnad.
    • Vichara Saahitya : Devaru-A.N. Moorty Rao (Pub : D.V.K. Moorty, Mysore.)
  • Folk Literature
    • Janapada Swaroopa-Dr. H.M. Nayak. (Ta. Vem. Smaraka Grantha Male, Mysore.)
    • Janapada Geetaanjali-Ed.D. Javare Gowda. (Pub : Sahitya Academy, New Delhi.)
    • Kannada Janapada Kathegalu-Ed. J.S. Paramashivaiah, (Mysore University.)
    • Beedi Makkalu Beledo. Ed. Kalegowda Nagavara (Pub : Bangalore University.)
    • Savirada Ogatugalu-Ed : S.G. Imrapura.

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