Important Books for Nepali 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.

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language used in parts of Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh in India. It is included as one of the official languages of the Union of India in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. It is included as one of the optionals in the list of optional subjects of UPSC Mains exam.

UPSC Nepali Literature Optional Books

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

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

IAS Nepali Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II

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

Nepali Literature Books for IAS Preparation
Himalayan Voices: An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature
Modern Literary Nepali: An Introductory Reader (SOAS Studies on South Asia)
Gems of Nepali Literature by LB Thapa
Nepal (Footprint Handbook) by Robert Ferguson
Nepali: A National Language and Its Literature by Michael Hutt

All the aspirants who are going to sit for UPSC 2020, may check the linked article to align their preparation as per the syllabus, exam pattern and more.

UPSC Nepali Literature Booklist:-Download PDF Here

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