UPSC Marathi Syllabus

Marathi is among the different optional papers that can be selected by the candidates appearing in the UPSC IAS exam. However, it is suggested that only those with the prior knowledge and understanding of this language should select this as their optional paper. Now to prepare for this subject, the candidates are required to gain familiarity with its syllabus. In this post, the interested candidates can find the detailed information related to UPSC Marathi Syllabus 2023. Carefully check all the topics comprised in the syllabus and then prepare for the exam accordingly.

Marathi Syllabus for UPSC Civil Services Exam

The subject of Marathi will consist of two papers- paper I and paper II and will comprise of topics related to Language and Folk-lore, History of Literature and Literary Criticism, Prose, Poetry, etc. The aspirants can see the complete syllabus for both these papers from below. Make sure not to leave any of these topics whole preparation of exam.

Syllabus of Paper I (Answers must be written in Marathi)

Section A- Language and Folk-lore

  • Nature and kinds of Folk-lore (with special reference to Marathi): Lok Geet, Lok Katha, Lok Natya
  • Marathi Grammar: Parts of Speech, Case System, Prayog Vichar (Voice)
  • Nature and Functions of Language (with reference to Marathi): Language as a signifying system, Langue and Parole, Basic functions, Poetic Language, Standard Language and dialect, Language variations according to social parameters, Linguistic features of Marathi in thirteenth century and seventeenth century
  • Dialects of Marathi: Ahirani, Varhadi, Dangi

Section B- History of Literature and Literary Criticism

History of Marathi Literature

  • From beginning to 1818 AD, with special reference to the following: The Mahanubhava writers, the Varkari poets, the Pandit poets, the Shahirs, Bakhar Literature
  • From 1850 to 1990, with special reference to developments in the following major forms: Poetry, Fiction (Novel and Short Story), Drama, and major literary currents and movements, Romantic, Realist, Modernist, Dalit, Gramin, and Feminist

Literary Criticism

  • Evaluation of Literature
  • Nature and function of Literature
  • Literature, Culture and Society
  • Nature, Objectives and Methods of Criticism

Syllabus of Paper II (Answer must be written in Marathi)

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

Textual study of prescribed literary works

Section A- Prose

  • ‘Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti’ by Baburao Bagul
  • ‘Jana Hey Volatu Jethe’ by Sharchchandra Muktibodh
  • ‘Shilan’ by Uddhav Shelke
  • ‘Ekek Paan Galavaya’ by Gouri Deshpande
  • ‘Athavaninche Pakshi’ by P.I. Sonkamble
  • ‘Smritisthala’
  • ‘Shetkaryacha Asud’ and ‘Sarvajanik Satyadharma’ by Mahatma Jotiba Phule
  • ‘Brahmankanya’ by S.V. Ketkar
  • ‘Sashtang Namaskar’ by P.K. Atre

Section B- Poetry

  • ‘Maridgandh’ By Vinda Karandikar
  • ‘Jahirnama’ By Narayan Surve
  • ‘Balakvinchi Kavita’ By Balkavi
  • ‘Vishakha’By Kusumagraj
  • ‘Namadevanchi Abhangawani’ Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar, Modern Book Depot, Pune
  • ‘Painjan’ Ed: M.N. Adwant Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur
  • ‘Damayanti-Swayamvar’ By Raghunath Pandit
  • ‘Sandhyakalchya Kavita’ By Grace
  • ‘Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’ By Namdev Dhasal
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