GUJARATI LITERATURE

GUJARATI LITERATURE

 

Syllabus:

Paper-I

Answers must be written in Gujarati

Section-A

Gujarati Language : Form and history

  1. History of Gujarati Language with special reference to New Indo-Aryan i.e. last one thousand years.
  2. Significant features of the Gujarati language: Phonology, morphology and syntax.
  3. Major dialects: Surti, Pattani, charotari and Saurashtri.

History of Gujarati Literature

Medieval :

  1. Jaina tradition
  2. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)
  3. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern:

  1. Sudharak yug
  2. Pandit yug
  3. Gandhi yug
  4. Anu-Gandhi yug
  5. Adhunik yug

Section-B

Literary Forms : (Salient features, history and development of the following literary forms):

(a) Medieval

  1. Narratives: Rasa, Akhyan and Padyavarta
  2. Lyrical: Pada

(b) Folk

  1. Bhavai

(c) Modern

  1. Fiction: Novel and short story
  2. Drama
  3. Literary Essay
  4. Lyrical Poetry

(d) Criticism

  1. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism
  2. Recent research in folk tradition

Paper-II

Answers must be written in Gujarati

The paper will reqire first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A

1. Medieval

(i) Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut

(ii) Kadambari-Bhalan

(iii) Sudamacharitra-Premanand

(iv) Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal

(v) Akhegeeta-Akho

2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

(vi) Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave

(vii) Farbasveerah- Dalpatram

(viii) Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi

(ix) Purvalap- ‘Kant’ (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)

(x) Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

(i) Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi

(ii) Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi

(iii) Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak

(iv) Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani

(v) Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel

(vi) Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2. Adhunik yug

(vii) Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi

(viii) Janantike- Suresh Joshi

(ix) Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra

Reference Books:

Paper 1

  • Arvachin Gujarati Sahitya ni Vikas Rekha (Adhunik ane Aadhunik pravaho)
  • Bhasha parichay and Gujarati bhasha nu swarup- Jayant Kothari
  • Bhasha Vigyan- Jayant Kothari
  • History of Gujarati Literature- Dhirubhai Thakar
  • Loksahitya- Pamphlets
  • Madhyakalin Gujarati Literature- Vasuben Trivedi book
  • Madhyakalin Gujarati Sahitya No Itihas- Dr. Ramesh M
  • Sattar sahitya swarup- Prasad Brahmbhatt

Paper 2

  • AkheGeeta – Akho
  • Ashwatthama – Sitanshu Yashaschandra
  • Chandra-Chandrawati ni varta – Shamal
  • Dhvani – Rajendra Shah
  • Farbas Virah – DalpatRam
  • Hind Swaraj – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • Janantike – Suresh Joshi
  • Kaavya ni Shakti – RamNarayan Vishvanath Pathak
  • Kadambari – Balan
  • Manvi ni Bhavai – Pannalal Patel
  • Mari Hakikat – Narmadashankar Dave
  • Patan ni Prabhuta – Kanaiyalal Munshi
  • Purvalap – ‘Kant’ ManiShankar Ratnaji Bhatt
  • Rai no Parvat – Ramanbhai Nilkanth
  • Saptapadi – UmaShankar Joshi
  • Saraswatichandra (Part – 1) – GovardhanRam Tripathi
  • Saurashtra ni Rasdhar (Part – 1) – Zaverchand Meghani
  • Sudama Charitra – Premanand
  • Vasant Vilas Fagu – AgyanKruti

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