Odia Literature Syllabus: Paper-1

Answers must be written in Odia

Section A – History of Odia Language
  • Origin and development of Odia Language – Influence of Austric, Dravidian, Perso-Arabic and English on Odia Language.
  • Phonetics and Phonemics : Vowels, Consonants Principles of changes in Odia sounds.
  • Morphology : Morphemes (free, bound compound and complex), derivational and inflectional affixes, case inflection, conjugation of verb.
  • Syntax : Kinds of sentences and their transformation, structure of sentences.
  • Semantics-Different types of change in meaning Euphemism.
  • Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses and construction of sentences.
  • Regional variations in Odia Language (Western, Southern and Northern Odia) and Dialects (Bhatri and Desia)
Section B – History of Odia Literature
  • Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Odia Literature of different periods.
  • Ancient epics, ornate kavyas and padavalis.
  • Typical structural forms of Odia Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi, Chaupadi, Champu).
  • Modern trends in poetry, drama short story, novel, essay and literary criticism.

Odia Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Answers must be written in Odia

Critical Study of texts – The paper will require first-hand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section A – Poetry
  • Ancient
    • Sarala Das-Shanti Parva from Mahabharata.
    • Jaganath Das-Bhagabate, XI Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada.
  • Medieval
    • Dinakrushna Das-Rasakallola- (Chhandas-16 & 34)
    • Upendra Bhanja-Lavanyabati (Chhandas-1 & 2)
  • Modern
    • Radhanath Ray-Chandrabhaga
    • Mayadhar Manasinha-Jeevan Chita
    • Satchidananda Routray-Kabita- 1962
    • Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Ritu.
Section B
  • Drama
    • Manoranjan Das-Katha-Ghoda
    • Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjana
  • Novel
    • Fakir Mohan Senapati-Chhamana Athaguntha
    • Gopinath Mohanty-Danapani
  • Short Story
    • Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrityu
    • Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara
  • Essay
    • Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit (First five essays)
    • Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadharma Kahuchhi (First five essays)

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