Sanskrit Literature Syllabus: paper-1

Section A
  • Significant features of the grammar, with particular stress on Sanjna, Sandhi, Karaka, Samasa, Kartari and Karmani vacyas (voice usages) (to be answered in Sanskrit).
  • Main characteristics of Vedic Sanskrit language.
    • Prominent features of classical Sanskrit language.
    • Contribution of Sanskrit to linguistic studies.
  • General Knowledge of:-
    • Literary history of Sanskit,
    • Principal trends of literary criticism
    • Ramayana,
    • Mahabharata
    • The origin and development of literary geners of: Mahakavya Rupaka (drama) Katha Akhyayika Campu Khandakavya Muktaka Kavya.
Section B
  • Essentials of Indian Culture with stress on
    • Purusarthas
    • Samskaras
    • Varnasramavyavastha
    • Arts and fine arts
    • Technical sciences
  • Trends of Indian Philosophy
    • Mimansa
    • Vedanta
    • Nyaya
    • Vaisesika
    • Sankhya
    • Yoga
    • Bauddha
    • Jaina
    • Carvaka
  • Short Essay in Sanskrit
  • Unseen passage with the questions, to be answered in Sanskrit.

Sanskrit Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Section A

General study of the following groups:-

Group 1

  • Raghuvamsam-Kalidasa
  • Kumarasambhavam-Kalidasa
  • Kiratarjuniyam-Bharavi
  • Sisupalavadham-Magha
  • Naisadhiyacaritam-Sriharsa
  • Kadambari-Banabhatta
  • Dasakumaracaritam -Dandin
  • Sivarajyodayam-S.B. Varnekar

Group 2

  • Isavasyopanisad
  • Bhagavadgita
  • Sundarakanda of Valmiki’s Ramayana
  • Arthasastra of Kautilya

Group 3

  • Svapnavasavadattam- Bhasa
  • Abhijnanasakuntalam- Kalidasa
  • Mrcchakatikam-Sudraka
  • Mudraraksasam-Visakhadatta
  • Uttararamacaritam- Bhavabhuti
  • Ratnavali-Sriharshavardhana
  • Venisamharam- Bhattanarayana

Group 4

Short notes in Sanskrit on the following:-

  • Meghadutam-Kalidasa
  • Nitisatakam-Bhartrhari
  • Panchtantra
  • Rajatarangini-Kalhana
  • Harsacaritam-Banabhatta
  • Amarukasatakam-Amaruka
  • Gitagovindam-Jayadeva
Section B

Questions from Groups 1 & 2 are to be answered in Sanskrit only. (Questions from Groups 3 & 4 are to be answered in Sanskrit or in the medium opted by the candidate).

This Section will require first hand reading of the following selected texts :

Group 1

  • Raghuvansam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
  • Kumarasambhavam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
  • Kiratarjuniyam-Canto I, Verses 1 to 10

Group 2

  • Isavasyopanisad-verses-1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 15 and 18
  • Bhagavatgita II chapter verses 13 to 25
  • Sundarakandam of Valmiki Canto 15, Verses 15 to 30 (Geeta Press Edition)

Group 3

  • Meghadutam-verses 1 to 10
  • Nitisatakam-Verses 1 to 10 (Edited by D.D. Kosambi Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Publication)
  • Kadambari-Sukanaso-padesa (only)

Group 4

  • Svapnavasavadattam Act VI
  • Abhijnansakuntalam Act IV verses 15 to 30 (M.R. Kale Edition)
  • Uttararamacharitam Act 1 verses 31 to 47 (M.R. Kale Edition)

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