UPSC Santhali Literature Syllabus 2019 – Get Syllabus Here

UPSC Santhali Literature Syllabus Paper-I


(Answers must be written in Santhali)

Section-A


Part-I History of Santhali Language

I. Main Austria Language family, population, and distribution.

II. The grammatical structure of Santhali Language.

III. The important character of Santhali Language: Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Translation, Lexicography.

IV. Impact of other languages on Santhali.

V. Standardization of Santhali Language.

Part-II History of Santhali Literature.

I. Literary trends of the following four periods of History of Santhali Literature.
(a) Ancient literature before 1854.
(b) Missionary period: Literature between 1855 to 1889 AD.
(c) Medieval period: Literature between 1890 to 1946 AD.
(d) Modern period: Literature from 1947 AD to till date.

II. Writing tradition in History of Santhali Literature.

Section-B


Literary forms – Main characteristics, history, and development of following literary forms.

Part-I: Folk Literature in Santhali-folk song, folktale, phrase, idioms, puzzles, and Kudum.
Part-II: Modern literature in Santhali
(a) Development of poetry and prominent poets.
(b) Development of prose and prominent writers.
(i) Novels and prominent Novelists.
(ii) Stories and prominent story writers.
(iii) Drama and prominent Dramatist.
(iv) Criticism and prominent critics.
(v) Essay, sketches, memoirs, travelogues and prominent writers. Santhali writers : Shyam Sunder Hembram, Pandit  Raghunath Murmu, Barha Beshra, Sadhu Ramchand Murmu, Narayan Soren ‘Toresutam’, Sarada Prasad Kisku, Raghunath Tudu, Kalipada Soren, Sakla Soren, Digambar Hansda, Aditya Mitra ‘Santhali’, Babulal Murmu ‘Adivasi’, Jadumani Beshra, Arjun Hembram, Krishna Chandra Tudu, Rupchand
Hansda, Kalendra Nath Mandi, Mahadev Hansda, Gour Chandra Murmu, Thakur Prasad Murmu, Hara Prasad Murmu, Uday Nath Majhi, Parimal Hembram, Dhirendra Nath Baske, Shyam Charan Hembram, Damayanti Beshra, T.K. Rapaj, Botha Biswanath Tudu.

Part-II I: Cultural Heritage of Santhali tradition, customs, festival and rituals (birth, marriage, and death).

UPSC Santhali Literature Syllabus Paper-II


(Answers must be written in Santhali)

Section-A


This paper will require the in-depth reading of
the following texts and the questions will
be designed to test the candidates’ critical
ability.

Ancient Literature:


Prose

(a) Kherwal Bonso Dhorom Puthi-Majhi Ramdas Tudu “Rasika”.
(b) Mare Hapramko Reyak Katha-L.O. Scrafsrud.
(c) Jomsom Binti Lita-Mangal Chandra Turkulumang Soren.
(d) Marang Buru Binti-Kanailal Tudu. Poetry
(a) Karam Sereng-Nunku Soren.
(b) Devi Dasain Sereng-Manindra Hansda.
(c) High Sereng-W.G. Archer.
(d) Baha Sereng-Balaram Tudu
(e) Dong Sereng-Padmashri Bhagwat Murmu ‘Thakur’
(f) Hor Sereng-Raghunath Murmu.
(g) Soros Sereng-Babulal Murmu “Adivasi”
(h) More Sin More Nida-Rup Chand Hansda
(i) Judas Madwa Latar-Tez Narayan Murmu.

Section-B


Modern Literature
Part-I: Poetry
(a) Onorhen Baha Dhalwak-Paul Jujhar Soren.
(b) Asar Binti-Narayan Soren “Tore Sutam”
(c) Chand Mala-Gora Chand Tudu.
(d) Onto Baha Mala-Aditya Mitra “Santhali”
(e) Tiryo Tetang-Hari Har Hansda
(f) Sisirjon Rar-Thakur Prasad Murmu.

Part-II : Novels


(a) Harmawak Ato-R. Karstiars
(Translator-R.R. Kisku Rapaz).
(b) Manu Mati-Chandra Mohan Hansda
(c) Ato Orak-Doman Hansda
(d) Ojoy Gada Dhiphre-Nathenial Murmu

Part-III : Stories


(a) Jiyon Gada-Rup Chand Hansda and
Jadumani Beshra.
(b) Mayajaal-Doman Sahu, ‘Samir’ and
Padmashri Bhagwat Murmu ‘Thakur’
Part-IV : Drama
(a) Kherwar Bir-Pandit Raghunath
Murmu
(b) Juri Khatir-Dr. K.C. Tudu
(c) Birsa Bir-Ravi Lal Tudu
Part-V : Biography
Santal Ko Ren Mayam Gohako-Dr.
Biswanath Hansda.

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