UPSC Kashmiri Syllabus for IAS Exam 2020

UPSC Kashmiri Syllabus 2020: Kashmiri Literature is an optional subject in the UPSC Mains exam. Candidates must have a clear understanding of the UPSC IAS syllabus before appearing in the exam. The paper is divided into two parts i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.

UPSC Kashmiri Syllabus is available in the official notification of the IAS exam. Both the papers are of 250 marks each making it to a total of 500 marks.


UPSC Kashmiri Syllabus - Paper I

Section-A

1. Genealogical relationship of the Kashmiri language: various theories.

2. Areas of occurrence and dialects (geographical/social)

3. Phonology and grammar:

i. Vowel and consonant system;
ii. Nouns and pronouns with various case inflections;
iii. Verbs: various types and tenses.

4. Syntactic structure:

i. Simple, active and declarative statements;
ii. Coordination;
iii. Relativisation.

Section-B

1. Kashmiri literature in the 14th century (Socio-cultural and intellectual background with special reference to Lal Dyad and Sheikhul Alam)

2. Nineteenth-century Kashmiri literature (development of various genres: vatsun; ghazal; and mathnavi).

3. Kashmiri literature in the first half of the twentieth century (with special reference to Mahjoor and Azad; various literary influences).

4. Modern Kashmiri literature (with special reference to the development of the short story, drama, novel, and nazm).

UPSC Kashmiri Syllabus - Paper II

Section-A

1. Intensive study of Kashmiri poetry up to the nineteenth century:

i) Lal Dyad
ii) Sheikhul Aalam
iii) Habba Khatoon

2. Kashmiri poetry: 19th Century

i) Mahmood Gami (Vatsans
ii) Maqbool Shah (Gulrez)
iii) Rasool Mir (Ghazals)
iv) Abdul Ahad Nadim (N'at)
v) Krishanjoo Razdan (Shiv Lagun)
vi) Sufi Poets (Text in Sanglaab, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir)

3. Twentieth Century Kashmiri poetry (text in Azich Kashir Shairi, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir)

4. Literary criticism and research work: development and various trends.

Section-B

1. An analytical study of the short story in Kashmiri.

i) Afsana Majmu'a, published by the Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir.
ii) Kashur Afsana Az, published by the Sahitya Akademi
iii) Hamasar Kashur Afsana, published by the Sahitya Akademi The following short story writers only: Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din, Kamil, Hari Krishan Kaul, Hraday Kaul Bharti, Bansi Nirdosh, Gulshan Majid.

2. Novel in Kashmiri:

i) Mujrim by G.N. Gowhar
ii) Marun-Ivan Ilyichun, (Kashmiri version of Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Iiyich (Published by Kashmiri Deptt).

3. Drama in Kashmiri

i) Natuk Kariv Band, by Hari Krishan Kaul
ii) Qk Angy Natuk, ed. Motilal Keemu. published by Sahitya Akademi.
iii) Razi Oedipus, tr. Naji Munawar, published by Sahitya Akademi.

4. Kashmiri Folk Literature:

i) Kashur Luki Theatre by Mohammad Subhan Bhagat, published by Deptt. of Kashmiri, University of Kashmir.
ii) Kashiry Luki Beeth (all volumes) published by the J & K Cultural Academy.


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