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UPSC Civil Services Examination Syllabus of “Manipuri” Preliminary and Mains Exam.

Syllabus of  “Manipuri”

Paper-1 

(Answers must be written in Manipuri)

SECTION-A

Language:

a) General characteristics of Manipuri Language and history of its development; its Importance and status among the Tibeto Burman Languages of North-East India; recent development in the study of Manipuri language; evolution and study of old Manipuri script.

b) Significant features of Manipuri language :

1) Phonology-Phoneme-vowels, consonants juncture, tone, consonant cluster and its occurrence, syllable-its structure, pattern and types.

ii) Morphology : Word-class, root 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, pharse and clause structures.

SECTION-B

a) Literary History of Manipuri: Early period (upto 17th century). Social and cultural background; Themes, diction and style of the works. Medieval period (18th and 19th century)Social, religious and political background; Themes, diction and style of the works. Modern period-Growth of major literary forms; change of Themes, diction and style.

b) Manipuri Folk Literature : Legend, Folktale, Folksong, Ballad, Proverb and Riddle.

c) Aspects of Manipuri Culture : Pre-Hindu Manipuri Faith; Advent of Hinduism and the process of syncreticism. Performing arts-Lai Haraoba, Maha Ras; lndegenous games-Sagol Kangjei, Khong Kangjei, Kang.

Paper-2 

(Answers must be written in Manipuri) will require first hand reading tithe texts prescribed and will be designed This paper to test the candidate’s critical ability to assess them.

SECTION-A

Old and Medieval Manipuri Literature

(a) Old Manipuri Literature

1. 0. Bhogeswar Singh (Ed.) : Numit Kappa

2. M. Gourachandra Singh (Ed.) : Thawanthaba Hiran

3. N. Khelchandra Singh (Ed.) : Naothingkhong Phambal Kaba

4. M. Chandra Singh (Ed.) : Panthoibi Khonggul

(b) Medieval Manipuri Literature :

1.  M. Chandra Singh (Ed.) : Samsok Ngamba

2. R.K.Snahal Singh (Ed.) : Ramayana Adi Kanda

3. N. Khelchandra Singh (Ed.) : Dhananjoy Laibu Ningba

4. 0. Bhogeswar Singh (Ed.) : Chandrakirti Jila Changba

SECTION-B

Modern Manipuri Literature :

(a) Poetry and Epic :

(I) Poetry :

(a) Manipuri Sheireng (Pub) Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, 1988 (ed.)

Kh. Chaoba Singh : Pi Thadoi, Lamgi Chekla Amada, Loktak

Dr. L. Kamal Singh: Nirjanata, Nirab Rajani

A. Minaketan Singh : Kamalda, Nonggumlakkhoda

L. Samarendra Singh : Ingagi Nong, Mamang Leikai Thambal Satle

E. Nilakanta Singh : Manipur, Lamangnaba

Shri Biren : Tangkhul Hui Th. Ibopishak : Anouba Thunglaba Jiba

(b) Kanchi Sheireng. (Pub) Manipur University 1998 (ed.)

Dr. L. Kamal Singh: Biswa-Prem

Shri Biren : Chaphadraba Laigi Yen

Th. Ibopishak : Norok Patal Prithivi

(II) Epic :

1.  A. Dorendrajit Singh : Kansa Bodha

2. H. Aaganghal Singh : Khamba-Thoibi Sheireng (SanSenba, Lei Langba, Shamu Khonggi Bichar)

(III) Drama :

1. S. Lalit Singh : Areppa Marup

2. G.C. Tongbra : Matric Pass

3. A. Samarendra : Judge Sahebki Imung

(b) Novel, Short-story and Prose :

(I) Novel : 
1. Dr. L. Kamal Singh : Madhabi

2. H. Anganghal Singh : Jahera

3. H. Guno Singh : Laman Pacha Meetei : Imphal Amasung, Magi Ishing, Nungsitki Phibam (H)

Short-story :

(a) Kanchi Warimacha (Pub) Manipur University 1997 (ed.) R.K. Shitalj it Singh : Kamala Kamala M.K. Binodini : Eigi Thahoudraba Heitup Lalu Kh. Prakash : Wanom Shareng

(b) Parishadki Khangatlaba Warimacha (Pub) Manipuri Sahitya Parishad 1994 (ed.) S. Nilbir Shastri : Loukhatpa R.K. Elangba : Karinunggi

(c) Anouba Man ipuri Warimacha (Pub) The Cultural Forum Manipur 1992 (ed.) N. Kunjamohon Singh : ljat Tanba E. Dinamani : Nongthak Khongnang

(III) Prose :

(a) Warenggi Saklon [Due Part (Pub) The Cultural Forum Manipur 1992 (ed.) Kh. Chaoba Singh : Khamba-Thoibigi Wari Amasung Mahakavya

(b) Kanchi Wareng (Pub) Manipur University 1998 (ed.) B. Manisana Shastri : Phajaba Ch. Manihar Singh : Lai-Haraoba

(c) Apunba Wareng. (Pub) Manipur University, 1986 (ed.) Ch. Pishak Singh : Samaj Amasung, Sanskriti M.K. Binodini Thoibidu Warouhouida Eric Newton : Kalagi Mahousa (translated by I.R. Babu)

(d) Manipuri Wareng (Pub) The Cultural Forum Manipur 1999 (ed.) S. Krishnamohan Singh : Lan

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