UPPSC Persian Syllabus

Paper-1

  1. Short essay in Persian (Compulsory.)

  2. It includes

    1. Origin and development of the language (Old Persian, Pahlavi, Modern Persian).

    2. Applied Grammar.

    3. Rhetorics.

    4. Prosody (Bahr-i-Hazaj Kamil, Bahr-i-Motaqarib Mahzuf/Maqsur, Bahr-i-Rajaz Kamil). Asbab, Autad, Fawasil, Haruf-i-Qafia.

  3. Literary History, Criticism, Movements; Socio-cultural influences, Modern Trends.

    1. Samanid Period: (Important Poets and Writers)

    2. Ghazanavid Period: (Firdaus) Runi, Masud Sad-i-Salman, Tarikh-i-Baihaqi.

    3. Saljuquid Period: (Anwari Attar, Khayyam, Kimya-i-Saadat, Chahar Maqala, Siyasat Nama).

    4. llkhanid Period: (SA'di, Rumi, ‘Jame’ -ut-Tawarikh, Tarikh-i-Jahan Kusha).

    5. Timurid Period: (Hafiz, Salman Saoji, Khaju-i-Kirmani, Zafar Nama-i-Sharfuddin Yazid, Tazkira-Daulat Shah Samarqandi, Jami)

    6. Indo-Persian Literature: (Aufi, Khusrau, Faizi, Urfi, Naziri, Abul Fazl, Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi of Barani, Chahar Chaman of Brahman, Ghalib, lqbal).

    7. Safavid to Modern Period: (Mohtashim Kashi, Qaani, Malik-ushshuara Bahar, Nimayushi, Parwin-i-Etesami, Simin Behbahani Sadiq-i-Hedayat, Jamalzada, Hejazi, Sabk-i-Khurasani, Sabk-i-Eraqi, Sabk-i-Hindi, lslamic Revolution of lran).

  4. Translation of ten out of fifteen simple sentences of Undu into Persian (Compulsory).

Paper-II

The paper will require first hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be designed to test the candidatescritical ability.

  1. Translation from the following texts:

    1. Nizami Aruzi Samarqandi, Chahar Maqala (Dabire and ShA'iri).

    2. i-i Shirazi Gulistan (Der Sirat-i-Padshahan and Dar Akhlaq-i-Derwishan)

    3. ZiauddinBerani, Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi (Wasaya-i-Sultan Balban be Ferzand-o-Wali Ahd-i-Khud).

    4. Sadiq-i-Hidayat Dash Akul, Talab-i-Amorzish, Girdab.

  2. Critical and biographical questions about the prescribed authors and their works (4 questions).

  3. Explanation from the following texts:

    1. Firdausi. Shahnam (Dastan-i-Rustam-o-Sohrab and Dastan-i-Bizan-o-Maniza).

    2. Umar-i-Khayyam. RubA'yat (Radif Alif)

    3. MaulanaRum, Mathnavi (Hikayat-i-Shaban-o-Musa, Hikayat-Hekayat-i-Hazrat Umar--o-Qasid-i-Rum andHikayat-i-Baqqalo-Tuti).

    4. Amir Khusrau. Ghaziliyat (Radif Alif).

    5. Hafiz-i-Shirazi. Ghaziliyat (Radif Alif).

    6. Urfi-i-Shirazi. Qasidas (Dar tausif-i-Kashmir and Madh-i-Shahzada Salim).

    7. Bahar-a-Mashhadi Diwan-i-Bahar (Jughd-i-Jang, Shabahang, Damawandiya, Wataniya).

  4. Critical and Biographical questions regarding the poets and their work prescribed (4 questions)

  5. Translation of an unseen Passage from English into Persian.