UPSC Exams

Civil Service Malayalam Syllabus

Civil Service Malayalam Syllabus

UPSC IAS Malayalam Syllabus

Malayalam Syllabus

PAPER-I
(Answers must be written in Malayalam)
Section-A

Early phase of Malayalam Language:

1. Various theories: origin from proto Dravidian, Tamil, Sanskrit.
2. Relation between Tamil and Malayalam: Six nayas of A.R. Rajarajavarma.
3. Pattu school-definition, Ramacharitam, later pattu works-Niranam works and Krishnagatha.

Linguistic features of:

  1. Manipravalam-definition. Language of early manipravala works-Champu, Sandesakavya, Chandrotsava, minor works. Later Manipravala works-medieval Champu and Attakkatha.
  2. Folklore-Southern and Northern ballads, Mappila songs.
  3. Early Malayalam prose-Bhashakautaliyam, Brahmandapuranam, Attaprakaram, Kramadipika and Nambiantamil.

Related: Sanskrit UPSC IAS Syllabus

Standardisation of Malayalam:

  1. Peculairities of the language of Pana, Kilippattu and Tullal.
  2. Contributions of indigenous and European missionaries to Malayalam.
  3. Characteristics of contemporary Malayalam : Malayalam as administravie language. Language of scientific
    and technical literature-media language.

Section-B

Literary History

Ancient and Medieval Literature:

1. Pattu-Ramacharitam, Niranam works and Krishnagatha.
2. Manipravalam-early and medieval manipravala works including attakkatha and champu.
3. Folk literature.
4. Kilippattu, Tullal and Mahakavya.

Modern Literature-Poerty:

1. Venmani poets and contemporaries.
2. The advent of Romanticism-Poerty of Kavitraya i.e., Asan, Ulloor and Vallathol

3. Poetry after Kavitraya.
4. Modernism in Malayalam poetry.

Modern Literature-Prose:

1. Drama
2. Novel
3. Short story
4. Biography, travelogue, essay and criticism.

Related: Civil Service Main Exam Syllabus

PAPER-II

(Answers must be written in Malayalam)

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. Ramacharitam-Patalam 1.
2. Kannassaramayanam-Balakandam first 25 stanzas.
3. Unnunilisandesam-Purvabhagam 25 slokas including Prastavana
4. Mahabharatham Kilippattu-Bhishmaparvam.

Unit 2:

1. Kumaran Asan-Chintavisthayaya Sita.
2. Vailoppilli-Kutiyozhikkal.
3. G. Sankara Kurup-Perunthachan.
4. N.V. Krishna Variar-Tivandiyile Pattu.

Unit 3:

1. ONV -Bhumikkoru Charamagitam
2. Ayyappa Panicker-Kurukshetram.
3. Akkittam-Pandatha Messanthi
4. Attur Ravivarma-Megharupan.

Section-B

Unit 4:

1. O. Chanthu Menon-Indulekha
2. Thakazhy-Chemmin.
3. O V Vijayan-Khasakkinte Ithihasam.

Unit 5:

1. MT Vasudevan Nair-Vanaprastham (Collection).
2. N S Madhavan-Higvitta (Collection).
3. C J. Thomas-1128-il Crime 27.

Unit 6:

1. Kuttikrishna Marar-Bharataparyatanam
2. M. K Sanu-Nakshatrangalute snehabhajanam
3. V.T. Bhattathirippad-Kannirum Kinavum.

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