Manipuri is a Tibeto-Burman language used in the state of Manipur in North East India. It is also used in contiguous areas of Myanmar and Bangladesh. Manipuri is included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India and is one of the official languages of the Union. The UPSC allows candidates to choose Manipuri literature as an optional subject. This article gives you the syllabus for Manipuri optional papers and links to download it.
The syllabus for this subject includes the importance of the Manipuri language, its history and development as well as its linguistic features. It also includes important works from ancient, medieval and modern literature.
Manipuri Optional Syllabus
Manipuri Optional Paper I Syllabus:
Manipuri Optional Paper II Syllabus:
Resources for studying Manipuri are available online as well as in universities across the North East. IAS aspirants should read all the literature included in the syllabus. Candidates can also read research papers available online on Manipuri linguistics and literary history for success in the UPSC exam.
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