IAS Mains-2017 Urdu

Paper-I

The answers must be written in Urdu.

Section-A

  1. Development of Urdu Language

    1. Development of Indo-Aryan

      1. Old Indo-Aryan

      2. Middle Indo Aryan

      3. New Indo Aryan

    2. Western Hindi and its dialects Brij Bhasha Khadi Boli, Haryanavi Kannauji, Bundeli-Theories about the origin of Urdu Language

    3. Dakhani Urdu-Origin and development, its significant linguistic features.

    4. Social and Cultural roots of Urdu language-and its distinctive features.

  2. Script, Phonology, Morphology, Vocabulary.

Section-B

  1. Genres and their development:

    1. Poetry: Ghazal, Masnavi, Qasida, Marsia, Rubai, Jadid Nazm

    2. Prose: Novel, Short Story, Dastan, Drama, Inshaiya, Khutoot, Biography.

  2. Significant features of:

    1. Deccani, Delhi and Lucknow schools

    2. Sir Syed movement, Romantic movement, Progressive movement, Modernism.

  3. Literary Criticism and its development with reference to Hali, Shibli, Kaleemuddin Ahmad, Ehtisham Hussain, Ale-Ahmad Suroor.

  4. Essay writing (covering literary and imaginative topics)

Paper-II

The answers must be written in Urdu.

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

Section-A

  1. Mir Amman Bagho-Babar

  2. Ghalib Intikhab-e-Khutoot-e Ghalib

  3. Mohd. Husain Nairang-e-Khayal Azad

  4. Prem Chand Godan

  5. Rajendra Singh Apne Dukh Mujhe Bedi Dedo

  6. Abul Kalam Azad Ghubar-e-Khatir

Section-B

  1. Mir Intikhab-e-Kalam-e-Mir (Ed. Abdul Haq.)

  2. Mir Hasan Sahrul Bayan

  3. Ghalib Diwan-e-Ghalib

  4. Iqbal Bal-e-Jibrail

  5. Firaq Gul-e-Naghma

  6. Faiz Dast-e-Saba

  7. Akhtruliman Bint-e-Lamhat