Important Books for Bodo 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.

Bodo is a relatively new addition to optional subject list of UPSC Mains, hence candidates should source Bodo study material from state textbooks of Assam, specifically from the Bodoland Autonomous Districts. They can also refer to sources from university syllabi of universities from north Assam, such as Bodoland University which have well-developed curricula on Bodo literature.

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UPSC Bodo Literature Optional Books

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

IAS Bodo Literature Optional Booklist

Note: The paper-II will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the critical ability of the candidates

The UPSC has mentioned given below texts for Bodo Literature Paper-II categorized as Section-A & Section-B:

Bodo Literature Texts for Section-A (Paper-II)

Khonthai-Methai (Edited by Madaram Brahma & Rupnath Brahma)
Hathorkhi-Hala (Edited by Pramod Chandra Brahma)
Boroni Gudi Sibsa Arw Aroz: Madaram Brahma
Raja Nilambar: Dwarendra Nath Basumatary
Bibar (prose section) (Edited By Satish Chandra Basumatary)

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.

Bodo Literature Texts for Section-B (Paper-II)

Bibi Bithai (Aida Nwi) : Bihuram Boro
Radab : Samar Bhahma Chaudhury
Okhrang Gongse Nangou : Brajendra Kumar Brahma
Baisagu Arw Harimu : Laksheswar Brahma
Gwdan Boro : Manoranjan Lahary
Jujaini Or : Chittaranjan Muchahary
Mwihoor : Dharanidhar Wary
Hor Badi Khwmsi : Kamal Kumar Brahma
Jaolia Dewan : Mangal Singh Hozowary
Hagra Guduni Mwi : Nilkamal Brahma

UPSC Bodo Literature Optional Booklist:-Download PDF Here

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