UPSC Kashmiri Literature Syllabus 2019 – Get Syllabus Here

This is up to date UPSC Kashmiri Literature Syllabus. This is part of Main Exam of Civil service which is conducted by UPSC.

UPSC Kashmiri Literature Syllabus Paper-I

(Answers must be written in Kashmiri)


1. Genealogical relationship of the Kashmiri language: various theories.

2. Areas of occurrence and dialects (geographical/social)

3. Phonology and grammar:

i. Vowel and consonant system;
ii. Nouns and pronouns with various case inflections;
iii. Verbs: various types and tenses.

4. Syntactic structure:

i. Simple, active and declarative statements;
ii. Coordination;
iii. Relativisation.


1. Kashmiri literature in the 14th century (Socio-cultural and intellectual background with special reference to Lal
Dyad and Sheikhul Alam)
2. Nineteenth-century Kashmiri literature (development of various genres: Datsun; Ghazal; and mathnavi).

3. Kashmiri literature in the first half of the twentieth century (with special reference to Mahjoor and Azad; various
literary influences).

4. Modern Kashmiri literature (with special reference to the development of the short story, drama, novel, and nazm).

UPSC Kashmiri Literature Syllabus Paper-II

(Answers must be written in Kashmiri)


1. Intensive study of Kashmiri poetry to the nineteenth century:

i) Lal Dyad
ii) Sheikhul Aalam
iii) Habba Khatoon

2. Kashmiri poetry: 19th Century

i) Mahmood Gami (Vatican)
ii) Maqbool Shah (Gulrez)
iii) Rasool Mir (Ghazals)
iv) Abdul Ahad Nadim (N’at)
v) Krishanjoo Razdan (Shiv Lagun)
vi) Sufi Poets (Text in Sanglaab, published by the Dept. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir)

3. Twentieth Century Kashmiri poetry (text in Azich Kashmir Shairi, published by the Dept. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir)

4. Literary criticism and research work: development and various trends.


1. An analytical study of the short story in Kashmiri.

i) Afsana Majmu’a, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir.
ii) Kashur Afsana Az, published by the Sahitya Akademi
iii) Hamas Kashur Afsana, published by the Sahitya Akademi

The following short story writers only: Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din, Kamil, Hari Krishan Kaul, Hraday Kaul Bharti, Bansi Nirdosh, Gulshan Majid.

2. The novel in Kashmiri:

i) Mujrim by G.N. Gowhar
ii) Marun-Ivan Ilyich, (Kashmiri version of Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Published by Kashmiri Deptt).

3. Drama in Kashmiri

i) Natuk Kariv Band, by Hari Krishan Kaul
ii) Qk Angy Natuk, ed. Motilal Keemun. published by Sahitya Akademi.
iii) Razi Oedipus, tr. Naji Munawar, published by Sahitya Akademi.

4. Kashmiri Folk Literature:

i) Kashur Luke Theatre by Mohammad Subhan Bhagat, published by Dept. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir.
ii) Kashiry Luki Beeth (all volumes) published by the J & K Cultural Academy.


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