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|
|Madhyakalin Gujarati Literature- Vasuben Trivedi book|
|Madhyakalin Gujarati Sahitya No Itihas- Dr. Ramesh M|
|Sattar sahitya swarup- Prasad Brahmbhatt|
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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.
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