UPSC Malayalam Literature Syllabus 2019- Get Syllabus Here

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

UPSC Malayalam Literature Syllabus Paper-I


(Answers must be written in Malayalam)

Section-A


Unit 1-Early phase of Malayalam Language:

1.1 Various theories: origin from proto Dravidian, Tamil, Sanskrit.

1.2 Relation between Tamil and Malayalam: Six days of A.R. Rajarajavarma.

1.3 Pattu school-definition, Ramacharitam, later pattu works-Niranam works, and Krishnagatha.

Unit 2-Linguistic features of :

2.1 Manipravalam-definition. The language of early manipravala works- Champu, Sandesakavya, Chandrotsava, minor works. Later Manipravala works-medieval Champu and Attakkatha.
2.2 Folklore-Southern and Northern ballads, Mappila songs.

2.3 Early Malayalam prose-
Bhashakautaliyam, Brahmandapuranam, Attaprakaram, Kramadipika, and Nambiantamil.

Unit 3-Standardisation of Malayalam:

3.1 Peculiarities of the language of Pana, Kilippattu, and Tullal.

3.2 Contributions of indigenous and European missionaries to Malayalam.

3.3 Characteristics of contemporary Malayalam: Malayalam as the administrative language. Language of scientific
and technical literature-media language.

Section-B


Literary History

Unit-4 Ancient and Medieval Literature:

4.1 Pattu-Ramacharitam, Niranam works and Krishnagatha.

4.2 Manipravalam-early and medieval manipravala works including attakkatha and champu.

4.3 Folk literature.

4.4 Kilippattu, Tullal and Mahakavya.

Unit 5- Modern Literature-Poetry:

5.1 Venmani poets and contemporaries.

5.2 The advent of Romanticism-Poetry of Kavitraya i.e., Asan, Ulloor, and Vallathol

5.3 Poetry after Kavitraya.

5.4 Modernism in Malayalam poetry.

Unit 6- Modern Literature-Prose:

6.1 Drama

6.2 Novel

6.3 Short story

6.4 Biography, travelogue, essay and criticism.

UPSC Malayalam Literature Syllabus Paper-II


(Answers must be written in Malayalam)

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and is designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section-A


Unit 1

1.1 Ramacharitam-Patalam 1.

1.2 Kannassaramayanam-Balakandam first 25 stanzas.

1.3 Unnunilisandesam-Purvabhagam 25 slokas including Prastavana
1.4 Mahabharatham Kilippattu- Bhishmaparvam.

Unit 2

2.1 Kumaran Asan-Chintavisthayaya Sita.

2.2 Vailoppilli-Kutiyozhikkal.

2.3 G. Sankara Kurup-Perunthachan.

2.4 N.V. Krishna Variar-Tivandiyile Pattu.

Unit 3

3.1 ONV -Bhumikkoru Charamagitam
3.2 Ayyappa Panicker-Kurukshetram.
3.3 Akkittam-Pandatha Messanthi
3.4 Attur Ravivarma-Megharupan.

Section-B


Unit 4

4.1 O. Chanthu Menon-Indulekha
4.2 Thakazhy-Chemin.
4.3 O V Vijayan-Khasakkinte Ithihasam.

Unit 5

5.1 MT Vasudevan Nair-Vanaprastham (Collection).
5.2 N S Madhavan-Higvitta (Collection).
5.3 C J. Thomas-1128-il Crime 27.

Unit 6

6.1 Kuttikrishna Marar-Bharataparyatanam
6.2 M. K Sanu-Nakshatrangalute snehabhajanam
6.3 V.T. Bhattathirippad-Kannirum Kinavum.

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