Yes, TELUGU LITERATURE is one of the best optional subjects for civil services mains examination. Telugu Literature is a popular optional among students who have a liking for the language.
Every year good number of people get into the services who opted telugu literature as an optional subject. It is one of the scoring subjects. If you can writer telugu and it is your mother tongue, you can chose this optional without a second thought. That’s the reason for the popularity of this optional.
You can score nearly 150 marks in paper 1 because it is very factual in nature. You can score nearly 120 to 130 in paper 2. This second paper needs analytical worthiness. You need to write answer depends on various perspectives of authors and poets like SRI SRI,RAVI SHASTRI,JASHUVA and so on. Paper 2 consists of 15 chapters, most of the chapters are poetry based so you cannot understand some words if you read it for the first time. You should take proper guidance for it.
There are few candidates who scored more than 280+ marks in previous year examinations in telugu literature optional. This optional does’t carry any grammar and no need of special expertise in PADYAALU and GRAANDHIKA BHASHA.
- You need NOT to be a literature graduate (B.A or M.A in Telugu). You need not necessarily have pursued higher studies in this subject to choose it as an optional.
- The success rate of many engineering graduates with this optional shows the scoring nature of this optional.
- As opposed to many people’s assumption, not much learning is required if you have an inclination to the subject. You can sail through easily with simple pleasant reading of the topics.
- The ratio of output versus effort is more.
- With the same effort, there are more chances of scoring 270, compared to other non literature subjects.
- It takes very less time to revise the syllabus once you finish preparing. You can complete the entire revision in less than 15 days if you are well-versed with the subject.
TELUGU LITERATURE – SYLLABUS – PAPER – I
SECTION A – LANGUAGE
- Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquity – Etymological history of Telugu, Tenugu and Andhra
- Major linguistic changes in phonological, morphological, grammatical and syntactical levels, from Proto–Dravidian to old Telugu and from old Telugu to Modern Telugu.
- Evolution of spoken Telugu when compared to classical Telugu – Formal and functional view of Telugu language.
- Influence of other languages and its impact on Telugu.
- Modernization of Telugu language.
- a. Linguistic and literary movements and their role in modernization of Telugu.
- b. Role of media in modernization of Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV etc.)
- c. Problems of terminology and mechanisms in coining new terms in Telugu in various discourses including scientific and technical.
- Dialects of Telugu – Regional and social variations and problems of standardization.
- Syntax – Major divisions of Telugu sentences – simple, complex and compound sentences – Noun and verb predications – Processes nominalization and relativization – Direct and indirect reporting – conversion processes.
- Translation – Problems of translation, cultural, social and idiomatic – Methods of translation – Approaches to translation – Literary and other kinds of translation – various uses of translation.
SECTION B – LITERATURE
- Literature in Pre-Nannaya Period – Marga and Desi poetry.
- Nannaya Period – Historical and literary background of Andhra Mahabharata.
- Saiva poets and their contribution – Dwipada, Sataka, Ragada, Udaharana.
- Tikkana and his place in Telugu literature.
- Errana and his literary works – Nachana Somana and his new approach to poetry.
- Srinatha and Potana – Their woks and contribution.
- Bhakti poets in Telugu literature – Tallapaka Annamayya, Ramadasu, Tyagayya.
- Evolution of prabandhas – Kavya and prabandha.
- Southern school of Telugu literature – Raghunatha Nayaka, Chemakura Vankatakavi and women poets – Literary forms like yakshagana, prose and padakavita.
- Modern Telugu Literature and literary forms – Novel, Short Story, Drama, Playlet and poetic forms.
- Literary Movements : Reformation, Nationalism, Neo-classicism, Romanticism and Progressive, Revolutionary movements.
- Digambarakavulu, Feminist and Dalit Literature.
- Main divisions of folk literature – Performing folk arts.