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UPSC Optional Subject Syllabus- Urdu Language

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UPSC Optional Subject Syllabus- Urdu Language

Paper-I

Answers must be written in Urdu.

 

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)

 

Paper-II

(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 Amman                        Bagho-Babar
  • 2. Ghalib                                Intikhab-e-Khutoot-e Ghalib
  • 3. Mohd. Husain                     Nairang-e-Khayal Azad
  • 4. Prem Chand                       Godan
  • 5. Rajendra SinghBedi             Apne Dukh Mujhe Dedo
  • 6. Abul Kalam Azad                Ghubar-e-Khatir

 

Section-B

  • Mir                                 Intikhab-e-Kalam-e-Mir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)
  • Mir Hasan                      Sahrul Bayan
  • Ghalib                            Diwan-e-Ghalib
  • Iqbal                              Bal-e-Jibrail
  • Firaq                             Gul-e-Naghma
  • Faiz                              Dast-e-Saba
  • Akhtruliman                   Bint-e-Lamhat
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