Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination

Syllabus for Main (Written) Examination Pertaining to the Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (General Recruitment / Physically Handicapped-Backlog / Special Recruitment) Examination and Assistant Conservator of Forest / Range Forest Officer Services Examination both.

Syllabus for Main (Written) Examination

OPTIONAL SUBJECT:

URDU LITERATURE

PAPER-I

PART-A

(1) Development of Urdu language, (a) Western Hindi and its dialects mainly khari Boli, Braj Bhasha and Haryanvi. (b) Persio- Arabic elements in Urdu. (c) Urdu Language from 1600 AD to 1900 AD (d) Different theories of the origin of Urdu language.

(2) (a) Development of Urdu Literature in Deccan (b) Two classical Schools of Urdu Poetry-Delhi & Lucknow. (c) Development of Urdu prose upto Ghalib

(3) (a) Aligarh movement. Progressive movement and their impact on Urdu Literature. (b) Urdu Literature after independence.

Part-B

(1) Important genesis of poetry- Ghazal, Qasida, Marsiya, Masnavi Rubai, Qata, Nazm. Blank Verse. Free Verse

(2) Different Kinds of prose –Destan, Novel short Story. Drama. Literary Criticism. Biography, Essay. Khaka and Inshaiya

(3) Role of Urdu literature in freedom movement.

URDU LITERATURE
PAPER-II

This paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidates critical ability.

PART-A (PROSE)

(1) Meer Amman: Bagh- O- Bahar.

(2) Ghalib: Intekhab-E-Ghalib. Pub: Urdu Academy, Lucknow.

(3) Hali: Muqaddam-E-Sher-O-Shairi.

(4) Ruswa: Umrao Jan Ada

(5) Prem Chand: Prem Chand ke Numainda Afsaney, Ed. Prof. Qamer Rais.

(6) Abul Kalam Azad: Ghubar-e-Khatir.

(7) Imtiaz AliTaj: Anarkali.

(8) Qurratul Ain Hyder: Akhir-e-Shab ke Hamsafar, Mohammad Hasan: Zahak.

PART-B (POETRY)

(9) Meer: Intakhab-Kalam-E-Meer, Ed: Abdul Haq,

(10) Sauda: Qasaid-E-Sauda (including Hajuviyat)-Pub. U.P. Urdu Academy

(11) Ghalib: Diwan-e-Ghalib.(only Redeef Alif and noon)

(12) Iqbal: Kulliyat-e-Iqbal (Bal-E-Gibrail only)

(13) Josh Malihabadi: Saf-o-Subu

(14), Firaq Gorakhpuri: Gul-e-Naghma.

(15) Faiz: Dste-Saba,

(16) Akhatar-ul-Iman: Treek Saiyyara, Bint-E-Lamhat.