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Languages : WBCS (Exe) Exam

Updated on: Mar 21, 2013
English:

Paper - I
History Of English Literature; History Of English Language, Shakespearean Drama.

Paper - II
English Poetry From 1798 To 1922 : Prose Drama Of Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries; Prose Fiction Of The Nineteenth Century; Practical Criticism, Comment And Appreciation.

Sanskrit:

Paper - I

   1. Sanskrit Linguistics;
   2. Sanskrit Grammar;
   3. Translation From Vedic Texts Into English; Translation From Classical Sanskrit Into English; Translation From English Into Sanskrit.

Paper - II

   1. History Of Vedic And Classical Sanskrit Literature;
   2. Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):
         1. Kalidas's Abhignanasakuntalam And Kumarsambhavam (Cantor I - Vii);
         2. Bhavabhuti's Uttararamcharitam And Malatimadhavam;
         3. Bharavi's Kiratarjuniyam;
         4. Banabhatta's Kadambari (Purvardha).

Pali:

Paper-I

   1. Pali Linguistics;
   2. Pali Grammar;
   3. Translation From Pali (Prose And Poetry) Into English, Translation From English Into Pali.

Paper - II
History Of Pali Literature (Canonical And Post-Canonical) History Of Buddhism, Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):

   1. Dighanikaya (P.T.S.), Vol. Ii (Pp. 72-252), Vol. Iii (Pp. 58-193),
   2. Majjhima-Nikaya (P.T.S.) Suttas (Nos. 26-40 And 81-90),
   3. Mahavagga (Oldenberg's Edn.) Pp. 1-100, (4) Milindapanha (Ed. By Trenckner), Pp. 1-89,
   4. Suttanipata-Uragavagga And Attakavagga,
   5. Dhammapada-The Whole,
   6. Therigatha (P.T.S.) - The Whole.

Arabic:


Paper - I

   1. Arabic Linguistics;
   2. Arabic Grammar;
   3. Translation From Arabic Into English;
   4. Translation From English Into Arabic;
   5. Arabic Rhetoric And Prosody.

Paper - II

   1. History Of Arabic Literature;
   2. Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):
         1. Diwan-Ibn-Ul-Fariz;
         2. Sab'a Mu'allaqa;
         3. Sirat-Ibn-I-Hisham;
         4. Muqaddama-Ibn-I-Khaldun.

Persian:

Paper - I

   1. Persian Linguistics (Persian And Indo-European Family Of Languages; Aryan Or Indo_Iranian Branch, Evolution Of Persian Language, Old Persian, Avestan Language, Middle Persian Or Pahlavi, Modern Persian, Iranian Dialects, Persian Influence On Indian Languages);
   2. Persian Grammar;
   3. Translation From Persian Into English;
   4. Translation From English Into Persian; (E) Persian Rhetoric And Prosody.

Paper - II

   1. History Of Persian
      Literature (Origin Of Persian Poetry, Early Poets, Development Of Poetic Forms-Qasida, Ghazal, Masnavi,, Etc. Growth Of Poetic Themes Or Trendsepic, Romantic, Mystical, Philosophical, Ethical, Etc. Survey Of Prose-Works-Historical, Mystical, Ethical, Biographical, Etc. Literary Progress In Different Periods Of Iranian History. Contributions Of Eminent Poets And Writers. Modern Poetry, Modern Prose, Indo-Persian Literature);
   2. Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):
         1. Shahnama Of Firdausi;
         2. Chahar Maqala Of Nizami Aruzi;
         3. Qasaid-I-Khaqani;
         4. Diwan-I-Hafiz;
         5. Masnavi Of Jalaluddin Rumi;
         6. Naldaman Of Fayzi.

French:

Paper - I
Translation From French Into English, Translation From English Into French, French Grammar.

Paper - II
History Of French Literature, Texts, (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):

   1. Prose-Ronsard : Deveres Choisies (Classique Larosusse) - 2 Volumes, Pierre Loti; La Roman D'um Enfant;
   2. Poetry-Ronsard : Poesies Choisies (Classique Larosusse)-2 Volumes. Musset : Poesies Nouvelles. Drama-Moliers : L'avare, Corneilles : La Cid.

Bengali:

Paper - I

   1. Bengali Linguistics;
   2. History Of Bengali Literature;
   3. Old Bengali Texts (Poetry And Prose) Up To Iswarchandra Gupta.
      Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study) : The Charyapadas, The Srikrishnakirtan And Lyrics Of Chandidas, Vidyapati, Jnandas And Govindadas, The Chaitanya-Bhagavata, The Ramayana Of Krittivasa, The Mahabharata Of Kasiram Das, Mangala Kavyas Including Bharatchandra's Annadamangal, Poems Of Syed Alaol, Lyrics Of Ramprasad. The Eastern Bengali Ballads, Works Of Iswarchandra Gupta.

Paper - II
Modern Bengali Poetry, Prose, Drama And Criticism.

Hindi:

Paper - I

   1. Hindi Linguistics;
   2. History Of Literature; Rhetoric And Prosody. Old Hindi Texts - Prose And Poetry. Text (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study):
         1. Veer Kavya Sangrah (Chand, Narpati Nalha, Bhusan). Ed. By Udayanarayan Tripathi
         2. Kabir Sangrah (Hindi Sahitya Sammelan);
         3. Suffi Kavya-Sangrah. Edited By Pt. Parashuram Chaturvedi;
         4. Ramcharitamanas-Tulsidas;
         5. Bharmara-Geet-Saar-Surdas. Edited By Ramachandra Shukla,
         6. Bihari-Satsai-Bihari;
         7. Shabda-Rasayan-Deva. Edited By Dr. J.N. Singh Manoj;
         8. Rasakhan Aur Ghanananda (Nagri Prachar Sabha);
         9. Astha Chhap. Edited By Dr. Dhirendra Varma.

Paper - II
Modern Hindi Poetry, Prose, Drama And Criticism.

Urdu :

Paper - I

   1. Urdu Linguistics;
   2. History Of Urdu Literature, Old Urdu Literature - Prose And Poetry.
      Texts (Meant For General Acquaintance And Not For Minute Study) :
         1. Diwani-I-Wali-100 Ghazals From The Beginning;
         2. Intikhab-E-Kalam-E-Mir By Dr. Abdul Haque;
         3. Qasaid-I-Sauda : One Qasaid Only-Beginning With The Line “Hua Gab Kufr Thabit Hai Wuh Tamha-Musalmani.”;
         4. Muthnavi Schrul Bayan By Mir Hassan Dehlavi;
         5. Fasan-I-Ajaib By Rajab Ali Beg Saroor;
         6. Araish-I-Muhfil By Haider Baksh Haidri.

Paper - II
Modern Urdu Poetry, Prose, Drama And Criticism.

Comparative Literature :

Paper - I

   1. Theories Of Literature : Dates Terms And Concepts.
   2. Literature Of The Ancient World; (I) Indian, (Ii) Western
   3. Bangla Sahitya : 1 (Baishnab Padabali Theke Bankimchandra)
   4. Bangla Sahitya : 2 (Rabindranath O Uttorkaal)
   5. Bengali Literature In Translation
   6. Indian Literature Other Than Bengali In Translation

Paper - II
Western Literature -

   1. 800 - 1400 A.D. (Including Song Of Ronald, Tristan And Representative Writings Of Troubadour Minnesang, Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio And Chaucer).
   2. 1400 - 1616 A.D. (Including Representative Writings Of Villon, Ronsard, Spencer, Machiavelli, Rableis, Montaigne And Shakespeare).
   3. 1616 - 1749 A.D. (Including Representative Writings Of Moliere, Racine, Swift, Voltaire And Defoe).
   4. 1749 - 1832 A.D. (Including Representative Writings Of Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Scott, Rene, Lamartine, Vigny, Hugo And Musset).
   5. 1832 - 1910 A.D. (Including Representative Writings Of Whitman, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Laforgue, Lbsen, Balzac, Tolstoy, Maupassant And Chekhov).
   6. 1910 To The Present Times (Including Representative Writings Of Yeats, Eliot, Frost, Rilke, Mayakovsky, Eluard, Neruda, Hervert, Kafka, Marquez And Lonesco).

[Candidates Are Not Permitted To Take More Than One Of The Optional Subjects Mentioned At Serials 1(I) To 1(X). Above]

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