UPSC Mains Santali Paper Syllabus 2018

UPSC mains Santali Syllabus 2018.

Johar ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ everyone, Today in this post I will provide you the full UPSC mains Santali Syllabus 2018.

If you are the one who interested in giving UPSC Exam of Santali Paper then you must need to know about the whole syllabus.

We all know how tough is UPSC but It can be a lot easier if you choose your paper as Santali as Civil Service Department has given an option to Santhali speaking people as they can choose a subject as Santali.

But remember in order to give this exam you must know to write in Ol Chiki (Santhali language ) because all the answers are to be written in the Santhali language.

This is going to have two papers and both of them will be covering diverse Santali Literature Books and your knowledge of Santhali Language.

                                          PAPER  I

Part - I

I. Main Austric Language family, population and distribution.

II. Grammatical structure of Santali Language.

III. The important character of Santali Language: Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics,
      Translation, Lexicography.

IV. Impact of other languages on Santali.

V. Standardization of Santali Language.

Part – II

History of Santali Literature.

I. Literary trends of the following four periods of

  History of Santali Literature

    (a) Ancient literature before 1854.

    (b) Missionary period: Literature between 1855 to 1889 AD.

    (c) Medieval period: Literature between 1890 to 1946 AD.

    (d) Modern period: Literature from 1947 AD to till date.

II. Writing tradition in History of Santali literature.

Section B

Literary forms –  Main characteristics, history, and development of the following literary forms.

Part – I

Folk Literature in Santali
  • Folk songs
  • Folktale
  • Phrase
  • Idioms
  • Puzzles
  • Kudum

Part – II

Modern literature in Santali

(a) Development of poetry and prominent poets.

(b) Development of prose and prominent writers.

(i) Novels and prominent Novelists.

(ii) Stories and prominent story writers.

(iii) Drama and prominent Dramatist.

(iv) Criticism and prominent critics.

(v) Essay, sketches, memoirs, travelogues and prominent writers.

Santali Writers

  • Shyam Sundar Hembram
  • Pandit Raghunath Murmu
  • Barha Beshra
  • Sadhu Ramchand Murmu
  • Narayan Soren 'Toresutam'
  • Sarada Prasad Kisku
  • Raghunath Tudu
  • Kalipada Soren
  • Sakla Soren
  • Digambar Hansda
  • Aditya Mitra 'Santali'
  • Babulal Murmu 'Adivasi'
  • Jadumani Beshra
  • Arjun Hembram
  • Krishna Chandra Tudu
  • Rupchand Hansda
  • Kalendra Nath Mandi
  • Mahadev Hansda
  • Gour Chandra Murmu
  • Thakur Prasad Murmu
  • Hara Prasad Murmu
  • Uday Nath Majhi
  • Parimal Hembram
  • Dhirendra Nath Baske
  • Shyam Charan Hembram
  • Damayanti Beshra
  • T.K. Rapaj
  • Boyha Biswanath Tudu
Part – III

Cultural Heritage of Santali tradition, customs, festival and rituals (birth, marriage, and death).


Ancient Literature :

  • Kherwal Bonso Dhorom Puthi – Majhi Ramdas Tudu "Rasika".
  • Mare Hapramko Reyak Katha – L. O. Scrafsrud.
  • Jomsim Binti Lita – Mangal Chandra Turkulumang Soren.
  • Marang Buru Binti – Kanailal Tudu.

  • Karam Sereng – Nunku Soren.
  • Devi Dasain Sereng – Manindra Hansda.
  • Hor Sereng – W.G. Archer.
  • Baha Sereng – Balaram Tudu.
  • Dong Sereng – Padmashri Bhagwat Murmu 'Thakur'
  • Hor Sereng – Raghunath Murmu.
  • Soros Sereng – Babulal Murmu "Adivasi".
  • More Sin More Nida – Rup Chand Hansda.
  • Judasi Madwa Latar – Tez Narayan Murmu.

Section B

Modern Literature

PART I – Poetry
  • Onorhen Baha Dhalwak – Paul Jujhar Soren.
  • Asar Binti – Narayan Soren "Tore Sutam"
  • Chand Mala – Gora Chand Tudu.
  • Onto Baha Mala – Aditya Mitra  "Santali "
  • Tiryo Tetang – Hari Har Hansda.
  • Sisirjon Rar – Thakur Prasad Murmu.
PART II – Novels
  • Harmawak Ato – R.Karstiars (Translator – R.R. Kisku Rapaz)
  • Manu Mati – Chandra Mohan Hansda.
  • Ato Orak – Doman Hansdak.
  • Ojoy Gada Dhiph re – Nathenial Murmu.
PART III – Stories
  • Jiyon Gada – Rup Chand Hansda and Jadumani Beshra.
  • Mayajaal - Doman Sahu 'Samir' and Padmashri Bhagwat Murmu 'Thakur'
PART IV – Drama
  • Kherwar Bir – Pandit Raghunath Murmu
  • Juri Khatir – Dr. K.C. Tudu.
  • Birsa Bir – Ravi Lal Tudu
PART V – Biography
  • Santal Ko Ren Mayam Gohako-Dr. Biswanath Hansda

Question Paper I Santhali Literature

Question Paper II Santhali Literature


The last thing you need to remember is that studying only these books will not be sufficient for the exams.

You must also read similar kinds of books which are related to the above topics so, that you can tackle every single question in the exam.

In order to crack UPSC, you also need to stay updated with the recent news taking place in over the country and in order to do that you need to read the everyday newspaper and follow up different news. Keep Up and again.ᱡᱚᱦᱟᱨ

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