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Syllabus of the UPSE

Syllabus of the  UPSC (Indian Government) MAIN Exams
Paper:  Manipuri Language Paper I & II.
PAPER - I
Part I

  1. General characteristics of Manipuri language and history of its development ; its importance and status among the Tebeto-Burman languages of North-east India ; recent development in the study of Manipuri language , evolution and study of old Manipuri script .
  2. Significant features of Manipuri language:
i) Phonology  : Phoneme - vowels, consonants junction, tone , consonant cluster and its occurrence , Syllable -its structure, pattern and types
ii) Morphology : word-class, roots and its types , affix and its types , grammatical
categories- gender , number , person , case , tense and aspects, process of compounding ( samas and sandhi )
iii) syntax : word order, types of sentences , phrase and clause structure


PART II

  1. Literary history of Manipuri :
Early period ( Upto 17th century ) -- Social and cultural back ground, themes , diction and  style of the works
Medieval period ( 18Th - 19th Century )  -- Social , religious and political background; theme diction and style of the works
Modern period -- Growth of major literary forms, chance of themes , diction and style.
  1. Manipuri folk literature :
  2. legend , Folk tale , folk song, Ballad , Proverbs and Riddles
  1. Aspects of Manipuri Culture :
  2. Pre - Hindu Manipuri faith; Advent of Hinduism and the process of syncreticism.
    Performing arts - Laiharaoba, Maharas, Indigenous games , Sagol Kangjei , Khong Kangjei , Kang.

PAPER - II
The paper will be the first hand reading of the text.
Prescribed textbooks will be designated to test the candidates critical ability to assess.
Part - I
Old and Medieval Manipuri Literature
  1. Old Manipuri literature
O. Bhogeshwar Singh (Ed) Numit Kappa
M. Gourachandra Singh (Ed.) Thawan Thaba Hiren
N. Khelchandra Singh (Ed.) Naothingkhong Phamba Kaba
M. Chandra singh ( Ed. ) Panthoibi khonggul
  1. Medieval Manipuri literature:
M. Chandra singh ( Ed. ) Samjok Ngamba
R.K. Sanahal singh Ramayana adikanda
N. Khelchandra Singh (Ed.) Dhananjoy laibu Ningba
O. Bhogeshwar Singh (Ed) Chandrakirti jila changba


PART - II

Modern Manipuri literature :
(a) Poetry and Epic

(i) Poetry

(a) Manipuri Sheireng (Pub: Manipuri Shahitya Parishad, 1988 (Ed))
Kh. Chaoba Singh : Pi Thadoi, Lamgi chekla amada, loktak
Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Nirjanata, Nirab Rajani
A. Menaketan singh : Kamalda , Nonggum lakpada
E Samarendra Singh : E-ngagi nong, Mamang leikai Thambal satle
E. Nilakanta Singh : Manipur, Lamangnaba
Shri Biren : Thangkhul Hui
Ch. Ibopishak : Anouba thunglaba jiba
(b) Kanchi sheireng (Pub: Manipur university 1988 (Ed))
Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Biswa- prem
Shri Biren: Chaphadrabi laigi yen
Th. Ibopishak : Norok Patal Prithivi

(ii) Epics:

1. A . Dorendrajit Singh : Kansa Bodha
2. H. Anganhal Singh : Khamba Thoibi sheireng (San-senba, Lei langba, Shamu khonggoigi Bichar)

(iii) Drama

S. Lalit Singh Areppa marup
G. C. Tongbra Matric pass
A. Samarendra Singh Judge Saheb ki imung

(b) Novel , Short-Story and Prose:

(i) Novel

Dr. L. Kamal Singh Madhabi
H. Anganhal Singh Jahera
H. Guno Singh Laman
Pacha Meetei Imphal Amasung Masigi Ishing Nungshitki fibham

(ii) Short story :

Kanchi warimacha (pub: Manipur University 1987(Ed))
R.K. Shitaljit Singh Kamala Kamala>
M.K. Binodini Eigi Thahoudraba heitup Lalu
Kh. Prakash Wanom shareng
Parishad ki khomgatlaba warimacha (pub:Manipuri shahitya parishad )
RK Elangba karinunggi
Anouba manipuri warimacha (Pub: The cultural forum Manipur 1992 (ed))
N. Kunjamohon Singh Ijat tanba
E. Dinamani Nongthak Khongnang

(III) Prose

Warenggi saklon (Due part Pub: The Cultural forum Manipur 1992(ed.))
Kh . Chaoba Singh  Khamba Thoibi gi wari amasung Mahakavya
Kanchi Wareng (pub. Manipuri University 1998(ed.))
B. Manisana Shastri Phajabbi
Ch . Manihar Singh lai-haraoba
Apunba Wareng (Pub: Manipur university 1996 (ed))
Ch. Pishak Singh Samaj Amasung Sanskriti
M. K . Binodini Thoibidu harouhoudai
Eric Newton Kalagi Mahousa ( translated by I.R. Babu )
Manipuri Wareng (pub: the cultural forum Manipur 1998 (ed))
S. Krishnamohon Singh Lan

Note: The Syllabus may change as per annual edition from UPCE.
Candidates are requested to keep a track of information from UPSC

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