The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants need to choose one optional subject in IAS Exam. It plays a significant role in deciding the aspirants ranking. Recent trends show that the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.
Marathi literature is included in the UPSC Mains as an optional subject in civil services examination. The number of students who take literature subjects as optional is comparatively less, nevertheless, it is on the rise owing to a lot of factors like, limited syllabus and their scoring capacity.
This article talks about the relevant book list for Punjabi literature optional for civil services examination. This will enhance your IAS Mains exam preparation. Candidates may check out the UPSC Punjabi Literature Syllabus in the linked article.
UPSC Punjabi Literature Booklist
Punjabi literature syllabus consists of topics like the history of the language and literature, its major literary traditions, major dialects and development of the Gurumukhi script. It also includes a critical analysis of major works by famous authors in Punjabi.
IAS Punjabi Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II
The suggested readings for Punjabi Literature optional paper I & II for Civil Services Examination are given in the table below:
UPSC Punjabi Literature Books/Texts
|Punjabi Bhasha Da Janam Te Vikas||Dr. Prem Prakash Singh
|Sidhantak Bhasha Vigyan||Dr. Prem Prakash Singh
|Punjabi Bhasha Da Viakaran: Part 1, 2 and 3||Joginder Singh Pouar, Baldev Singh Cheema, Sukhwinder Singh Sanga and Ved Agnihotri
|Panchayak Bhasha Vigyaan||Ved Agnihotri|
|UPSC Punjabi Literature Books for Folk Literature|
|Punjab di Lok Dhara||Sohinder Singh Bedi|
|UPSC Punjabi Literature Books for Lyrics|
|Aadhunik Prageet Shilap||Dr. Thakar Dutt Joshi|
|UPSC Punjabi Literature Books for Essay|
|Principal Teja Singh Di Rachna||Bikram Singh Ghuman|
|Teja Singh Di Vartak Kala||Diwan Singh, Bikram Singh Ghuman|
|Professor Puran Singh Di Gad Shelli||Dr. Gurdev Singh|
|UPSC Punjabi Literature Books for Questions from Gurbaksh Singh|
|Punjabi Nibandh (Saroop, Sidant te Vikas)||Balbir Singh Duggal|
UPSC Punjabi Literature Books on Literary Criticism
|Punjabi Aalochana (Sidhant Te Vihar)||Harbhajan Singh Bhatia|
IAS aspirants who are targeting UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to know the upcoming exam better and approach it with better strategies.
Some other relevant books for Punjabi Literature Optional Subject are also given in the table below:
UPSC Punjabi Literature Books
|Sheikh Farid – Steek of Sheikh Farid Shalokas||Bhai Sahib Singh|
|Guru Nanak – Steek of Jap ji Sahib, Asa di var and Barahmah||Bhai Sahib Singh|
|Bulleh Shah Kafian||Dr. Gurdev Singh|
|Kafian Bulleh Shah||T. R. Shingaari|
|Waris Heer – Heer Waris||Jeet Singh Sheetal|
|Shah Muhammad – Jangnama Singh ate Firangian||War Shah Muhammad, & edited by Dr. Pritam Saini|
|Nanak Singh – Sahit Samachar||Nanak Singh Ank|
|Balraj Sahni – Jeewan te Rachna||Amrit Lal Pal|
|Balwant Gargi-Sultan Razia- Ik Mulakan||Dr. Pritam Saini|
|Madh Kaal Di Chonvi Kavita||Pritam Singh|
|Sur Sanvedna||Dr. Satinder Singh|
|Punjabi Bhasha Diyan Navintam Parvirtiyaan te Samasyavaan||Dr. Prem Prakash Singh|
|Khoj Patrika: Aadunik Kav Ank
|Punjabi Sahit Da Itihaas||Dharampal Singal|
UPSC Punjabi Literature Optional- Pros & Cons
Pros of taking Punjabi Literature optional for IAS:
- The syllabus is more or less static and limited.
- It is highly recommended for people good in the language.
Cons of taking UPSC Punjabi Literature optional for IAS:
- This is advised only for candidates with a background in this language in their graduation levels or for those who are well-versed in it.
- Compared to other subjects like history or public administration, there is a dearth of study material for this optional.
UPSC Punjabi Literature Booklist:- Download PDF Here
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