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Hindi Literature: PPSC Exam Syllabus

Updated on: Mar 4, 2013
Note : Question paper has been divided into 4 parts, the examiner will set at least 2 questions from each part, eight questions in all. Thecandidates will answer at least one question from each one part, yet 5 questions in all.

Part I

Literary trends of the following period of History of Hindi Literature
  1. Adikal : Siddha, Nath and Raso Sahitya.
      (ia) Prominent Poets : Chandravardai, Khusro, Vidyapati.
  2. Bhaktikal : Sant Kavya-dhara, Sufi Kavyadhara, Krishna Bhakti and Ram Bhaktidhara.
      (iia) Prominent Poets : Kabir, Jayasi, Surdas, Tulsidas and Guru Nanak.
  3. Riti Kal : Riti-baddha-kavya and Riti-mukta-kavya.
      (iiia) Prominent Poets : Bihari, Amirdas, Ghananand.
Part II
  1. Aadhunik Kal : Prominent trends of Modern Hindi Poetry, Fiction and Drama.
  2. Prominent Poets & Writers : Bhartendu, Maithili Sharan Gupta, Nirala, Prem Chand, Ram Chandra Shukla, Yashpal, Agneya, H.P. Dwivedi and Nirmal Verma.
  3. Punjab’s Contribution to Hindi Literature in the following context :
    • Punjab’s Contribution to medieval Hindi Literature (Bhakti Sahitya and Riti Sahitya)
    • Punjab’s Contribution to modern Hindi Literature (Poetry & Fiction)
    • rominent Authors - Guru Gobind Singh, Shardha Ram Phillauri, Sudershan, Bhishm Sehni and Upendra Nath Ashk.
Part III
  1. Hindi and its dialects.
  2. Hindi as National Language, Link language and as State Language.
  3. Grammatical structure of standard Hindi.
Part IV

First hand reading of the following texts : (General Hindi Literature)
  1. Kabir Kabir Granthavali (First 100 Sakhis)
    Ed. By Shyam Suder Das.
  2. Jai Shankar Prasad Kamayni (Chinta, Shraddha and Anand Sargas)
  3. Dinkar Kurukshetra
  4. Prem Chand Go daan
  5. Mohan Rakesh Ashaadh Ka EK Din.
    Punjabs Contribution
  6. Punjab Ki Aadhunik Hindi, kavita (Ed. By Mohan Sapra)
    (only 4 poets : Kumar Vikal, Suresh Vatsyayan, Harmohinder Singh Bedi, Usha R. Sharma)
  7. Manmohan Sehgal : (Novel) Anna Paswan
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