Punjabi Mains Syllabus

All the answers must be written in Gurumukhi Script.

Paper I

  1. Origin of Punjabi Language; different stages of development and recent development in Punjabi Language; Characteristics of Punjabi Phonology and the study of its tones; classification of vowels and consonants.
  2. Punjabi Morphology, the number-gender system (animate and inanimate), prefixes, affixes and different categories of postpositions; Punjabi word-formation; Tatham. Tadbhav. Forms; sentence structure, the notion of subject and object in Punjabi; Noun and Verb Phrases.
  3. Language and dialect: the notions of dialect and dialect: major dialects of Punjabi: Pothohari, Majhi, Doabi, Malwai, Paudhi; the validity of speech variation on the basis of social stratification, the distinctive features of various dialects with special reference to tones Language and script; origin and development of Gurumukhi; suitability of Gurumukhi for Punjabi.
  4. Classical Background: Nath Jogi Sahit
  5. Medieval Literature: Gurmat, Suti, Kissa, and var: Janamsakhis.
  1. Modern Trends Mystic, romantic, progressive, and neo mystic (Vir Singh, Puran Singh, Mohan Singh, Amrita Pritam, Bava Balwant, Pritam Singh Safeer, J.S. Neki).
  2. Experimentalist (jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Ravinder Ravi, Ajaib kamal).
  3. Aesthetes (Harbhajan Singh, Tara Singh)
  4. Neo Progressive (Pash, Jagtar, Patar)
  5. Folk Literature Folk Songs, Folk Tales, Riddles, Proverbs.
  6. Epic- (Vir Singh, Avtar Singh Azad, Mohan Singh)
  7. Lyric- (Gurus, Sufis, and Modern Lyricists- Mohan Singh, Amrita Pritam, Shiv Kumar, Harbhajan Singh).
  8.   Drama (IC Nanda, Harcharan Singh, Balwant Gargi, S.S. Sekhon, Charandas Sindhu)
  9. Noverl (Vir Singh, Nanak Singh, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, K.S. Duggal, Sukhbir, Gurdial Singh, dalip Kaur Tiwana, Swaran Chandan).
  10. Short Stories (Sujan Singh, K.S. Virk, Prem Prakash, Varyam Sandhu).
  11. Socio-Cultural Sanskrit Persian & Western
  12. Literary Influences:
  13. Essay (Puran Singh, Teja Singh, Gurbaksh Singh)
  14. Literary Criticism (SS. Sekhon, Attar Singh, Kishan Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Najam Hussain Sayyad).

Paper-II

  1. Sheikh Farid: The complete Bani as included in the Adi Granth.
  2. Guru nanak: Japu ji. Baramah. Asa Di Var
  3. Bulleh Shah: Kafian
  4. Waris Shah: Heer
  1. Shah Mohammad- Jangnama (Jang Singhante Firangian)

Dhani Ram Chatrik Chandan Vari

(Poet) Sufi Khana, Navan Jahan

  1. Nanak Singh- Chitta Lahu

(Novelist) Pavittar Papi- Ek Mian Do Talvaran

  1. Gurbaksh Singh Zindagi-di-Ras

(Essayist) Nawan Shivala , Merian Abhul Yadaan

Balraj Sahni: Mera Roosi Safarnama
(Travelogue): Mera Pakistani safarnama

  1. Balwant Gargi Loha Kutt

(Dramatist) Dhuni-di-Agg

Sultan Razia

Sant Singh Sekhon Sahityarth

(Critic) Parsidh Punjabi Kavi

Punjabi Kav Shiromani

Punjabi Mains Syllabus:

All the answers must be written in Gurumukhi Script.

  • Paper I
  • Paper II
  • Paper I

    1. Origin of Punjabi Language; different stages of development and recent development in Punjabi Language; Characteristics of Punjabi Phonology and the study of its tones; classification of vowels and consonants.
    2. Punjabi Morphology, the number-gender system (animate and inanimate), prefixes, affixes and different categories of postpositions; Punjabi word-formation; Tatham. Tadbhav. Forms; sentence structure, the notion of subject and object in Punjabi; Noun and Verb Phrases.
    3. Language and dialect: the notions of dialect and dialect: major dialects of Punjabi: Pothohari, Majhi, Doabi, Malwai, Paudhi; the validity of speech variation on the basis of social stratification, the distinctive features of various dialects with special reference to tones Language and script; origin and development of Gurumukhi; suitability of Gurumukhi for Punjabi.
    4. Classical Background: Nath Jogi Sahit
    5. Medieval Literature: Gurmat, Suti, Kissa, and var: Janamsakhis.
    1. Modern Trends Mystic, romantic, progressive, and neo mystic (Vir Singh, Puran Singh, Mohan Singh, Amrita Pritam, Bava Balwant, Pritam Singh Safeer, J.S. Neki).
    2. Experimentalist (jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, Ravinder Ravi, Ajaib kamal).
    3. Aesthetes (Harbhajan Singh, Tara Singh)
    4. Neo Progressive (Pash, Jagtar, Patar)
    5. Folk Literature Folk Songs, Folk Tales, Riddles, Proverbs.
    6. Epic- (Vir Singh, Avtar Singh Azad, Mohan Singh)
    7. Lyric- (Gurus, Sufis, and Modern Lyricists- Mohan Singh, Amrita Pritam, Shiv Kumar, Harbhajan Singh).
    8.   Drama (IC Nanda, Harcharan Singh, Balwant Gargi, S.S. Sekhon, Charandas Sindhu)
    9. Noverl (Vir Singh, Nanak Singh, Jaswant Singh Kanwal, K.S. Duggal, Sukhbir, Gurdial Singh, dalip Kaur Tiwana, Swaran Chandan).
    10. Short Stories (Sujan Singh, K.S. Virk, Prem Prakash, Varyam Sandhu).
    11. Socio-Cultural Sanskrit Persian & Western
    12. Literary Influences:
    13. Essay (Puran Singh, Teja Singh, Gurbaksh Singh)
    14. Literary Criticism (SS. Sekhon, Attar Singh, Kishan Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Najam Hussain Sayyad).

Paper-II

  1. Sheikh Farid: The complete Bani as included in the Adi Granth.
  2. Guru nanak: Japu ji. Baramah. Asa Di Var
  3. Bulleh Shah: Kafian
  4. Waris Shah: Heer
  1. Shah Mohammad- Jangnama (Jang Singhante Firangian)

Dhani Ram Chatrik Chandan Vari

(Poet) Sufi Khana, Navan Jahan

  1. Nanak Singh- Chitta Lahu

(Novelist) Pavittar Papi- Ek Mian Do Talvaran

  1. Gurbaksh Singh Zindagi-di-Ras

(Essayist) Nawan Shivala , Merian Abhul Yadaan

Balraj Sahni: Mera Roosi Safarnama
(Travelogue): Mera Pakistani safarnama

  1. Balwant Gargi Loha Kutt

(Dramatist) Dhuni-di-Agg

Sultan Razia

Sant Singh Sekhon Sahityarth

(Critic) Parsidh Punjabi Kavi

Punjabi Kav Shiromani

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