Important Books for Marathi 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 mains exam. It plays a significant role in deciding aspirants ranking in IAS Exam. Recent trends show that the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.

Marathi is the main language used in the state of Maharashtra and is also used in parts of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Karnataka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan family of languages.

Marathi literature is included in the UPSC Mains as an optional subject in civil services examination.

If an aspirant has an edge over Marathi literature optional subject, then it is a good decision of choosing it as your optional subject for civil services examination.

This article will provide you with a complete list of books for UPSC Marathi Literature optional. This will enhance your IAS Mains exam preparation. Candidates may check out the UPSC Marathi Literature Syllabus in the linked article.

UPSC Marathi Literature Book List

Paper-I of Marathi literature contains the history of Marathi literature, language, grammar,  and dialects of Marathi. Paper-II of Marathi literature deals with the poems and prose. The syllabus of Marathi literature for IAS Mains exam is limited in comparison with other optional subjects.

IAS Marathi Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II

The suggested readings for Marathi Literature optional paper I & II for Civil Services Examination are given in the table below:

Athavaninche Pakshi – P.I. Sonkamble
Balakvinchi Kavita – Balkavi
Brahmankany – S.V. Ketkar
Damayanti-Swayamvar – Raghunath Pandit
Ekek Paan Galavaya – Gouri Deshpande
Jahirnama- Narayan Surve
Jana Hey Volatu Jethe – Sharchchandra Muktibodh
Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti – Baburao Bagul
Lōkasāhitya mimānsā – Vishwanath Shinde
Mridgandh’ – Vinda Karandikar
Namadevanchi Abhangawani – Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar
Painjan – Ed : M.N. Adwant Sahitya Prasar Kendra
Prācīna marāṭhī vāṅmayācā itihāsa – la. Rā. Nasirābādakara
Pradashikna 1 and 2
Sandhyakalchya Kavita -Grace
Shilan’ – Uddhav Shelke
Sashtang Namaskar – P.K. Atre
Shetkaryacha Asud’, ‘Sarvajanik Satyadharma’ – Mahatma Jotiba Phule
Smritishala
Sugama marāṭhī vyākaraṇa va lēkhana – Mo. Ra. Valambe
Vishakha’ -Kusumagraj
Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’ – By Namdev Dhasa

IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.

UPSC Marathi Optional Booklist:- Download PDF Here

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