History of Bodo Language and Literature

(Answers must be written in Bodo)

Section- A:

  • History of Bodo Language
  • Homeland, language family, its present status and its mutual contact with Assamese.

(a) Phonemes : Vowel and Consonant Phonemes (b) Tones.

  • Morphology : Gender, Case & Case endings, Plural suffix, Definitives, Verbal suffix.
  • Vocabulary and its sources.
  • Syntax : Types of sentences, Word Order.
  • History of Scripts used in writing Bodo Language since inception.


  • History of Bodo Literature
  • General introduction of Bodo folk literature.
  • Contribution of the Missionaries.
  • Periodization of Bodo Literature.
  • Critical analysis of different genre (Poetry, Novel, Short Story and Drama.
  • Translation Literature.


The Paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates.

(Answers must be written in Bodo)


  • Khonthai-Methai (Edited by Madaram Brahma & Rupnath Brahma).
  • Hathorkhi-Hala (Edited by Pramod Chandra Brahma).
  • Boroni Gudi Sibsa Arw Aroz : Madaram Brahma.
  • Ra j a Ni l amb a r : Dwa r e n d r a Na t h Basumatary.
  • Bibar (Prose section): (Edited by Satish Chandra Basumatary).


  • Gibi Bithai (Aida Nwi) : Bihuram Boro
  • Radab : Samar Brahma Chaudhury
  • Okhrang Gongse Nangou : Brajendra Kumar Brahma.
  • Baisagu Arw Harimu : Laksheswar Brahma.
  • Gwdan Boro : Manoranjan Lahary.
  • Jujaini Or : Chittaranjan Muchahary.
  • Mwihoor : Dharanidhar Wary.
  • Hor Badi Khwmsi : Kamal Kumar Brahma.
  • Jaolia Dewan : Mangal Singh Hozowary.
  • Hagra Guduni Mwi : Nilkamal Brahma.

Reference Books:

Paper II : As mentioned in the syllabus

Previous Year Question Papers:


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