Important Books for Bengali 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.

The Union Public Service Commission allows Bengali as one of the optional literature subjects for the UPSC Mains exam. Bengali is one of the 22 official languages of India included in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India. Bengali has a rich literature and illustrious history of translations, original works, and philosophy.

In this article, aspirants can find out the suggested booklist for Bengali Literature optional for IAS Mains.

UPSC Bengali Literature Optional Books

This optional subject has a carefully outlined syllabus and if IAS aspirants have great clout in framing the Bengali dialect, then they can pick this as their optional subject in civil services examination.

Aspirants should analyze UPSC Bengali Literature Syllabus for IAS Mains. The optional subject has two parts- Paper-I and Paper-II.

IAS Bengali Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II

IAS candidates must understand that there are numbers of literature books for the Bengali language. School textbooks are also a good source to gather information on Bengali Literature. The books given below are for reference purposes. The UPSC Bengali Literature syllabus should be adhered to by the aspirants.

The suggested readings for Bengali Literature optional paper I & II are given in the table below:

Bengali Literature Books for IAS Mains Preparation

The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature (1941-1991) – Volume 2 (1941-1991) by Kalpana Bardhan
Bangla Sahityer Sankshipta Itihas By Bhudeb Chaudhuri
Bangla Nataker Itihash By Ajit Kumar Ghosh
The Bengalis: A Portrait of a Community by Sudeep Chakravarti
The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta Paperback by Kushanava Choudhuri
Bengali Prose Style: 1800-1857 by Dinesh Chandra Sen
Types of Early Bengali Prose by Mitra

All the aspirants who are going to sit for UPSC 2021, may check the linked article to align their preparation as per the syllabus, exam pattern and more.

UPSC Bengali Literature Optional Booklist:-Download PDF Here

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