TELUGU Exam Syllabus
a) Study of classical poets – their age and works – particular selections from Nannaya, Tikkana, Errapragada, Salva Poets i.e., (Nannechoda, Mallikarjuna Pandita, Palakuriki Soma), Nachana Somana – Bhaskara Ramayana poets and Ranganatha Ramayana Poet – Srinatha – Pothana – Pillalamarri Pinaveerabhadra – Raurana – Jakkana – Anantamatya – Koravi Goparaju – Nandi Mallaya and Ghanta Singana – Ashta Diggaja Poets – Tallapaka Poets – Krishnadeva Raya – Ponnaganti Telangana – Chemakura Venkataraju – King Poets of Tanjavore – Women Poets – Kuchimanchi Poets – (Jaggana – Timmana).
b) Vemana, his philosophy – Observations and views on his times – his importance as commentator on contemporary times – his relevance now.
a) Study of literary trends – Sailent features of the ages, forms etc., Itihasa – Purana Prabhandha – Sataka – Folksong – Yakshagana – Samkertana Literature – Historical poem, Prose works classical and Modern – Novel-short story – Essay – One Act Play, etc.
b) Classical and Neo-classical trends – Modern Age.
III. Study of Modern Poets – Modern Trends – their works, Gurajada – Rayaprolu – Veereshalingam – Chilakamarthi – Panuganti – Viswanatha, Devulapalli, Basavaraju, Pingali, Katuri, Duvvuri, Puttaparthi, Sri Sri and leading Modern Poets – Trends – Romantic Movement – Progressive Movement – Digambara Poets etc.
IV. Study of Telugu Grammar and General Prosody – Balavyakaranam and Praudha
V. Study of History and Evolution of Telugu language – From the early period of Modern period – The place of Telugu among the language families of India in general and the Drvidian family in particular Geographical positions and distribution – dialectal forms etc.
VI. Study of Philology – Linguistics and Semantics – Modern period: Evolution of Telugu through linguistic and literary movements (like the spoken Telugu movements, etc.)
VII. Study of Evolution of Telugu literature from the early period of Modern period covering all the ages.
VIII. Study of Aesthetics and Literary criticism (Eastern and Western outlook)
IX. Study of Sanskrit Grammar and Kavyas: Elementary knowledge of Sanskrit Grammar – Simple and standard texts for prose and poetry – Hitopadesa and Kalidasa’s works.
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