Gujarati Main Syllabus
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Gujarati Syllabus for Main Examination

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 :

4. Jaina tradition

5. Bhakti tradition: Sagun and Nirgun (Jnanmargi)

6. Non-sectarian tradition (Laukik parampara)

Modern:

7. Sudharak yug

8. Pandit yug

9. Gandhi yug

10. Anu-Gandhi yug

11. 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

3. Bhavai
(c) Modern

4. Fiction: Novel and short story

5. Drama

6. Literary Essay

7. Lyrical Poetry
(d) Criticism

8. History of theoretical Gujarati criticism

9. 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

  • Vasantvilas phagu-Ajnatkrut
  • Kadambari-Bhalan
  • Sudamacharitra-Premanand
  • Chandrachandravatini varta-Shamal
  • Akhegeeta-Akho

2. Sudharakyug & Pandityug

  • Mari Hakikat-Narmadashankar Dave
  • Farbasveerah- Dalpatram
  • Saraswatichandra-Part-I Govar-dhanram Tripathi
  • Purvalap- 'Kant' (Manishankar Ratnaji Bhatt)
  • Raino Parvat-Ramanbhai Neel-kanth

Section-B

1. Gandhiyug & Anu Gandhiyug

  • Hind Swaraj-Mohandas Kar-machand Gandhi
  • Patanni Prabhuta- Kanhaiyalal Munshi
  • Kavyani Shakti- Ramnarayan Vish-wanath Pathak
  • Saurashtrani Rasdhar Part 1- Zaver-chand Meghani
  • Manvini Bhavai-Pannalal Patel
  • Dhvani-Rajendra Shah

2. Adhunik yug

  • Saptapadi-Umashankar Joshi
  • Janantike- Suresh Joshi
  • Ashwatthama- Sitanshu Yash-aschandra