OPSC OAS Odia Literature Syllabus

Paper-I
Answers must be written in Odia.


Section-A (History of Odia Language)
(i) Origin and development of Odia Language; Influence of Austric, Dravidian, Perso-Arabic and English on Odia Language.
(ii) Morphology : Morphemes (free, bound and complex), derivational and inflectional affixes.
(iv) Syntax : Kinds of sentences and their transformations, structure of sentences.
(v) Semantics-Different types of change in meaning; Euphemism.
(vi) Common errors in spellings, grammatical uses and construction of sentences.

Section-B (History of Odia Literature)
(i) Historical backgrounds (social, cultural and political) of Odia Literature of different periods.
(ii) Ancient epics, ornate kavyas and padavalis.
(iii) Typical structural forms of Odia Literature (Koili, Chautisa, Poi, Chaupadi, Champu).
(iv) Impact of renaissance with special reference to poetry, fiction and essay.


Paper-II
Answers must be written in Odia.


Critical Study of texts -The paper will require firsthand reading of the text and test the critical ability of the candidate.

Section-A
Poetry
(Ancient)
1. Sarala Das-Gadaparva from Mahabharata.
2. Jaganath Das-Bhagabata- XI Skandha-Jadu Avadhuta Sambada.
(Medieval)
3. Dinakrushna Das-Rasakallola- (Chhandas-16 & 34)
4. Upendra Bhanja-Lavanyabati (Chhandas-1 & 2)
(Modern)
5. Radhanath Ray-Chilika,
6. Mayadhar Manasinha – Mahanadire Jyotsna Vihar
7. Satchidananda Routray- Bajiraut
8. Ramakanta Ratha-Saptama Rutu,

Section-B

Drama :
9. Manoranjan Das- Klanta Prajapati
10. Bijay Mishra-Tata Niranjana
Novel :
11. Fakir Mohan Senapati-Chhamana Athaguntha
12. Gopinath Mohanty-DanapaniShort Story
13. Surendra Mohanty-Maralara Mrutyu (first five stories)
14. Manoj Das-Laxmira Abhisara (first five stories)
Essay :
15. Chittaranjan Das-Taranga O Tadit (first five essays).
16. Chandra Sekhar Rath-Mun Satyadharma Kahuchhi (first five essays)


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