Important Books for Gujarati Literature Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants need to choose one optional subject for UPSC IAS mains exam. It plays a significant role in deciding aspirants ranking in IAS Exam. Recent trends show that success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.

Gujarati is an optional subject in the UPSC Civil Services examination. It is an Indo-Aryan language native. Candidates are supposed to write answers in Gujarati. The syllabus of Gujarati literature optional is well defined for UPSC Mains.

Books for Gujarati Literature Optional for IAS

The carefully outlined syllabus is the principal fascination of Gujarati Literature optional subject. If the aspirants have great clout in framing the Gujarati dialect, then they can pick Gujarati as their optional subject.

Aspirants should analyze UPSC Gujarati Literature Syllabus for IAS Mains. The optional subject has two parts- Paper-I and Paper- II.

UPSC Gujarati Literature Optional Booklist (Paper-I)

The suggested readings for Gujarati Literature optional paper-I are given in the table below:

Arvachin Gujarati Sahitya ni Vikas Rekha (Adhunik ane Aadhunik pravaho)
Bhasha parichay and Gujarati bhasha nu swarup- Jayant Kothari
Bhasha Vigyan- Jayant Kothari
History of Gujarati Literature- Dhirubhai Thakar
Loksahitya- Pamphlets
Madhyakalin Gujarati Literature- Vasuben Trivedi book
Madhyakalin Gujarati Sahitya No Itihas- Dr. Ramesh M
Sattar sahitya swarup- Prasad Brahmbhatt

All the aspirants who are going to sit for UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to align their preparation as per the syllabus, exam-pattern and more.

UPSC Gujarati Literature Optional Booklist (Paper-II)

The suggested readings for Gujarati Literature optional paper-II are given in the table below:

AkheGeeta – Akho
Ashwatthama – Sitanshu Yashaschandra
Chandra-Chandrawati ni varta – Shamal
Dhvani – Rajendra Shah
Farbas Virah – DalpatRam
Hind Swaraj – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Janantike – Suresh Joshi
Kaavya ni Shakti – RamNarayan Vishvanath Pathak
Kadambari – Balan
Manvi ni Bhavai – Pannalal Patel
Mari Hakikat – Narmadashankar Dave
Patan ni Prabhuta – Kanaiyalal Munshi
Purvalap – ‘Kant’ ManiShankar Ratnaji Bhatt
Rai no Parvat – Ramanbhai Nilkanth
Saptapadi – UmaShankar Josh
Saraswatichandra (Part – 1) – GovardhanRam Tripathi
Saurashtra ni Rasdhar (Part – 1) – Zaverchand Meghani
Sudama Charitra – Premanand
Vasant Vilas Fagu – AgyanKruti

Gujarati Literature as an optional could be highly advantageous due to the low number of aspirants choosing the subject. However, a command over the language and reading books suggested above as per the requirement is a necessity.

UPSC Gujarati Literature Optional Booklist:-Download PDF Here

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