IAS MAINS SYLLABUS – MARATHI

PAPER-I

(Answers must be written in Marathi)

Section-A

Language and Folk-Iore :

  • Nature and Functions of Language (with reference to Marathi) Language as a signifying system : Langue and Parole; Basic functions; Poetic language; Standard Language and dialect; Language variations according to social parameters. Linguistic features of Marathi in thirteenth century and seventeenth century.
  • Dialects of Marathi Ahirani; Varhadi; Dangi
  • Marathi Grammar Parts of Speech; Case-system; Prayog-vichar (Voice)
  • Nature and kinds of Folk-lore (with special reference to Marathi) Lok-Geet, Lok Katha, Lok Natya

Section-B

History of Literature and Literary Criticism:

(a) History of Marathi Literature

  • From beginning to 1818 AD, with special reference to the following : The Mahanubhava writers, the Varkari poets, the Pandit poets, the Shahirs, Bakhar literature.
  • From 1850 to 1990, with special reference to developments in the following major forms : Poetry, Fiction (Novel and Short Story), Drama; and major literary currents and movements, Romantic, Realist, Modernist, Dalit Gramin, Feminist.

(b) Literary Criticism

  • Nature and function of Literature;
  • Evaluation of Literature;
  • Nature, Objectives and Methods of Criticism;
  • Literature, Culture and Society.

PAPER-II

(Answers must be written in Marathi)

Textual study of prescribed literary works.The paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidate’s critical ability.

Section-A

Prose

  • ‘Smritishala’
  • Mahatma Jotiba Phule “Shetkaryacha Asud; ‘Sarvajanik Satyadharma’
  • S.V. Ketkar ‘Brahmankanya;
  • P.K. Atre ‘Sashtang Namaskar’
  • Sharchchandra Muktibodh ‘Jana Hey Volatu Jethe’
  • Uddhav Shelke ‘Shilan’
  • Baburao Bagul ‘Jevha Mi Jaat Chorli Hoti’
  • Gouri Deshpande ‘Ekek Paan Galavaya’
  • P.I. Sonkamble ‘Athavaninche Pakshi’

Section-B

Poetry

  • Namadevanchi Abhangawani’ Ed: Inamdar, Relekar, Mirajkar Modern Book Depot, Pune
  • ‘Painjan’ Ed : M.N. Adwant Sahitya Prasar Kendra, Nagpur
  • ‘Damayanti-Swayamvar’ By Raghunath Pandit
  • ‘Balakvinchi Kavita’ By Balkavi
  • ‘Vishakha’ By Kusumagraj
  • ‘Mridgandh’ By Vinda Karandikar
  • ‘Jahirnama’ By Narayan Surve
  • ‘Sandhyakalchya Kavita’ By Grace
  • ‘Ya Sattet Jeev Ramat Nahi’ By Namdev Dhasal