UPSC Malayalam Syllabus for IAS Exam 2020

UPSC Malayalam Syllabus 2020 for the IAS exam is provided at the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Malayalam is an optional subject that can be opted for the UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam. The Malayalam paper consists of two papers for 250 marks each making it to a total of 500 marks. Continue reading the article to get details of UPSC Malayalam Syllabus 2020. 


UPSC Malayalam Syllabus - Paper I

The paper has to be written in Malayalam only. Paper 1 comprises two sections i.e. Section A and B. Detailed syllabus of both the sections are given below: 

Section-A

Unit 1-Early Phase of Malayalam Language:

1.1 Various theories: origin from proto Dravidian, Tamil, Sanskrit.

1.2 Relation between Tamil and Malayalam: Six nayas of A.R. Rajarajavarma.

1.3 Pattu school-definition, Ramacharitam, later pattu works-Niranam works, and Krishnagatha.

Unit 2-Linguistic Features of :

2.1 Manipravalam-definition. Language of early manipravala worksChampu, Sandesakavya, Chandrotsava, minor works. Later Manipravala works-medieval Champu and Attakkatha.

2.2 Folklore-Southern and Northern ballads, Mappila songs.

2.3 Early Malayalam proseBhashakautaliyam, Brahmandapuranam, Attaprakaram, Kramadipika, and Nambiantamil.

Unit 3-Standardisation of Malayalam:

3.1 Peculiarities of the language of Pana, Kilippattu and Tullal.

3.2 Contributions of indigenous and European missionaries to Malayalam.

3.3 Characteristics of contemporary Malayalam: Malayalam as the administrative language. Language of scientific and technical literature-media language.

Section-B (Literary History)

Unit-4 Ancient and Medieval Literature:

4.1 Pattu-Ramacharitam, Niranam works, and Krishnagatha.

4.2 Manipravalam-early and medieval manipravala works including attakkatha and champu.

4.3 Folk literature. 4.4 Kilippattu, Tullal, and Mahakavya.

Unit 5- Modern Literature-Poetry:

5.1 Venmani poets and contemporaries.

5.2 The advent of Romanticism-Property of Kavitraya i.e., Asan, Ulloor and Vallathol

5.3 Poetry after Kavitraya.

5.4 Modernism in Malayalam poetry.

Unit 6- Modern Literature-Prose:

6.1 Drama

6.2 Novel

6.3 Short story

6.4 Biography, travelogue, essay and criticism.

UPSC Malayalam Syllabus - Paper II

This paper will require first-hand reading of the texts prescribed and is designed to test the candidate's critical ability.

Section-A

Unit 1

1.1 Ramacharitam-Patalam 1.

1.2 Kannassaramayanam-Balakandam first 25 stanzas.

1.3 Unnunilisandesam-Purvabhagam 25 slokas including Prastavana

1.4 Mahabharatham KilippattuBhishmaparvam.

Unit 2

2.1 Kumaran Asan-Chintavisthayaya Sita.

2.2 Vailoppilli-Kutiyozhikkal.

2.3 G. Sankara Kurup-Perunthachan.

2.4 N.V. Krishna Variar-Tivandiyile Pattu.

Unit 3

3.1 ONV -Bhumikkoru Charamagitam

3.2 Ayyappa Panicker-Kurukshetram.

3.3 Akkittam-Pandatha Messanthi

3.4 Attur Ravivarma-Megharupan.

Section-B

Unit 4

4.1 O. Chanthu Menon-Indulekha

4.2 Thakazhy-Chemmin.

4.3 O V Vijayan-Khasakkinte Ithihasam.

Unit 5

5.1 MT Vasudevan Nair-Vanaprastham (Collection).

5.2 N S Madhavan-Higvitta (Collection).

5.3 C J. Thomas-1128-il Crime 27.

Unit 6

6.1 Kuttikrishna Marar-Bharataparyatanam

6.2 M. K Sanu-Nakshatrangalute snehabhajanam

6.3 V.T. Bhattathirippad-Kannirum Kinavum.



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