UPSC Oriya Literature Syllabus 2019 – Get Syllabus Here

This is complete UPSC Oriya Literature Syllabus, Mains Syllabus of Oriya, Detailed UPSC Syllabus of Oriya officially declared by UPSC.

UPSC Oriya Literature Syllabus Paper-I

(Answers must be written in Oriya)


History of Oriya Language

(1) Origin and development of Oriya Language-Influence of Austric, Dravidian, Perso-Arabic, and English on the Oriya Language.

(2) Phonetics and Phonemics: Vowels, Consonants Principles of changes in Oriya sounds.

(3) Morphology: Morphemes (free, bound compound and complex), derivational and inflectional affixes, case inflection, conjugation of a verb.

(4) Syntax: Kinds of sentences and their transformation, structure of sentences.

(5) Semantics-Different types of change in meaning Euphemism.

(6) Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses, and construction of sentences.

(7) Regional variations in Oriya Language (Western, Southern and Northern Oriya) and Dialects (Bharti and Desia)


History of Oriya Literature

(1) Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Oriya Literature in different periods.

(2) Ancient epics, ornate kavya, and padavalis.

(3) Typical structural forms of Oriya Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi, Chaupadi, Champu).

(4) Modern trends in poetry, drama short story, novel, essay and literary criticism.

UPSC Oriya Literature Syllabus Paper-II

(Answers must be written in Oriya)

Critical Study of texts – The paper will require first-hand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate.


Poetry :

1. Sarala Das-Shanti Parva from Mahabharãta.

2. Jaganath Das-Bhagabate, XI Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada. (Medieval)

3. Dinãkrushna Das-Rasakallola- (Chhãndas-16 & 34)

4. Upendra Bhanja-Lãvanyabati (Chhandas-1 & 2) (Modern)

5. Radhanath Ray-Chandrabhaga

6. Mayadhar Manasinha-Jeevan Chita

7. Satchidananda Routray-Kabita- 1962

8. Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Ritu.


Drama :

9. Manoranjan Das-Katha-Ghoda

10. Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjanã Novel :

11. Fakir Mohan Senãpati-Chhamãna Athaguntha

12. Gopinãth Mohanty-Danapani

Short Story :

13. Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrityu

14. Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara

Essay :

15. Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit (First five essays).

16. Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadhãrma Kahuchhi (First five essays)

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  • September 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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