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UPSC IAS Main Exam : Literature Subject Maithili Syllabus

Oct 5, 2015 19:30 IST

    Maithili Subject is becoming a good optional subject because of its scoring nature and the engineering student are opting this subject. Regional component is attached with this subject and hence the candidates belonging to the Bihar and Jharkhand region are opting for this subject more.



    History of Maithili Language and its Literature

                     (Answer to be written in Maithili)


                    History of Maithili Language

    1. Place of Maithili in Indo-European language family.

    2. Origin and development of Maithili language. (Sanskrit, Prakrit, Avhatt, Maithili)

    3. Periodic division of Maithili Language. (Beginning, Middle era, Modern era)

    4. Maithili and its different dialects.

    5. Relationship between Maithili and other Eastern languages (Bengali, Assamese, Oriya).

    6. Origin and development of Tirhuta Script.

    7. Pronouns and Verbs in Maithili Language.


                History of Maithili Literature

    1. Background of Maithili Literature (Religious, economic, social, cultural).

    2. Periodic division of Maithili literature.

    3. Pre-Vidyapati Literature.

    4. Vidyapati and his tradition.

    5. Medieval Maithili Drama (Kirtaniya Natak, Ankai Nat, Maithili dramas written in Nepal).

    6. Maithili Folk Literature (Folk Tales, Folk Drama, Folk Stories, Folk Songs).

    7. Development of different literary forms in modern era.
    (a) Prabandh-kavya
    (b) Muktak-kavya
    (c) Novel
    (d) Short Story
    (e) Drama
    (f) Essay
    (g) Criticism
    (h) Memoirs
    (i) Translation

    8. Development of Maithili Magazines and Journals.


    (Answers must be written in Maithili)

    The paper will require first-hand reading of the prescribed texts and will test the critical ability of the candidates.


    1. Vidyapati Geet-Shati-Publisher : Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi (Lyrics- 1 to 50)

    2. Govind Das Bhajanavali-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna (Lyrics - 1 to 25).

    3. Krishnajanm - Manbodh

    4. Mithilabhasha Ramayana - Chanda Jha (only Sunder-Kand)

    5. Rameshwar Charit Mithila Ramayan - Lal Das (only Bal-kand)

    6. Keechak-Vadh-Tantra Nath Jha.

    7. Datta-Vati-Surendra Jha 'Suman' (only 1st and 2nd Cantos).

    8. Chitra-Yatri

    9. Samakaleen Maithili Kavita - Publisher : Sahitaya Akademi, New Delhi.


    10. Varna Ratnakar - Jyotirishwar (only 2nd Kallol)

    11. Khattar Kakak Tarang - Hari Mohan Jha.

    12. Lorik-Vijaya-Manipadma

    13. Prithvi Putra-Lalit

    14. Bhaphait Chahak Jinagi-Sudhanshu 'Shekar' Choudhary.

    15. Kirti Rajkamlak-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna (First Ten Stories only).

    16. Katha-Sangrah-Publisher : Maithili Academy, Patna.

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