Important Books for Telugu 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 the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.

Telugu is one of the classical languages of India. It is a language of the Dravidian family and is primarily used in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Yanam, an administrative division of Pondicherry. It has a rich tradition of literary works including poetry, drama, novels and short stories. The Indian Constitution recognises it as one of the 22 official languages of India and it is also included in the UPSC Mains optional subjects list.

This article will give you a list of important books to complete Telugu Literature Syllabus for UPSC IAS Mains Exam.

Telugu Literature Optional for UPSC IAS Mains exam

Telugu Literature is a prominent and favourite optional for UPSC aspirants who have good knowledge in this dialect. To choose this optional subject, one must not be a literature graduate. However, the aspirant should have a good command over the language. As other optionals, this also has two papers-Paper I and Paper II. Paper-I is easy to deal with. Paper-II is a difficult one.  But it is a scoring optional subject if approached with the right strategy. In Paper II, aspirants who don’t understand Kavya style of writing should put more effort into this. Additionally, this paper incorporates composing Vyakhyanam for different padyalu, both ancient and modern times.

Candidates may check UPSC Telugu Literature Syllabus to understand the demand of the paper and then follow the below-given booklist to cover the sub-topics given under the syllabus:

Telugu Literature Books for UPSC exam

The list of books for Telugu Literature Optional for Paper-I & Paper-II for civil services examination is given below:

IAS Telugu Literature Booklist
Akella Raghavendra book on Telugu Literature Paper-II Andhra Bhasha Charitra- Bhadriraju Krishnamurti
Dushyanta Charitra Nannayya (Sri Krishna Rayabaram) Tikkana (Gunanidhi Katha)
Andhra Sahitya Charitra-Nagayya Vakyam- Chekuri Ramarao
Srinathudu (Sugatri Saleenula Katha) Pingali Soorana

Candidates can also write the Mains IAS exam in the Telugu language if they are proficient. IAS aspirants should check out UPSC 2021 in the linked article to get details about the upcoming exam. You may practice question papers for the optionals as a large part of the static concepts get repeated every few years.

UPSC Telugu Literature Booklist:- Download PDF Here

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