Urdu Literature Syllabus: Paper-1

The answers should be written in the Persian script.

Section A

Development of Urdu Language

  • Development of Indo-Aryan
    • Old Indo-Aryan
    • Middle Indo-Aryan
    • New Indo-Aryan
  • Western Hindi and its dialects Brij Bhasha Khadi Boli, Haryanavi Kannauji, Bundeli-Theories about the origin of Urdu Language
  • Dakhani Urdu-Origin and development, its significant linguistic features.
  • Social and Cultural roots of Urdu language and its distinctive features. Script, Phonology, Morphology, Vocabulary.
Section B
  • Genres and their development :
    • Poetry: Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida, Marsia, Rubai, Jadid Nazm,
    • Prose: Novel, Short Story, Dastan, Drama, Inshaiya, Khutoot, Biography.
  • Significant features of :
    • Deccani, Delhi and Lucknow schools
    • Sir Syed movement, Romantic movement, Progressive movement, Modernism.
  • Literary Criticism and its development with reference to Hali, Shibli, Kaleemuddin Ahmad, Ehtisham Hussain, Ale-Ahmad Suroor.
  • Essay writing (covering literary and imaginative topics)

Urdu Literature Syllabus: Paper-2

Answers must be written in Urdu

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section A

1.Mir AmmanBagho-Babar
2.GhalibIntikhab-e-Khutoot-e Ghalib
3.Mohd. Husain AzadNairang-e-Khayal
4.Prem ChandGodan
5.Rajendra Singh BediApne Dukh Mujhe Dedo
6.Abul Kalam AzadGhubar-e-Khatir

Section B

1.MirIntikhab-e-Kalam-e-Mir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)
2.Mir HasanSahrul Bayan
3.GhalibDiwan-e-Ghalib
4.IqbalBal-e-Jibrail
5.FiraqGul-e-Naghma
6.FaizDast-e-Saba
7.AkhtrulimanBint-e-Lamhat

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