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Answers must be written in Assamese
(a) History of the origin and development of the Assamese language-its
position among the Indo-Aryan Languages-periods in its history.
(b) Developments of Assamese prose.
(c) Vowels and consonants of the Assamese languages-rules of phonetic changes
with stress on
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
Assamese coming down from Old Indo-Aryan.
(d) Assamese vocabulary-and its sources.
(e) Morphology of the language-conjugation-enclitic definitives and
(f) Dilectical divergences-the standard colloquial and the Kamrupi dialect in
(g) Assamese scripts-its evolution through the ages till 19th century A.D.
Literary Criticism and Literary History
(a) Principles of Literary criticism upto New criticism.
(b) Different literary genres.
(c) Development of literary forms in Assamese.
(d) Development of literary criticism in Assamese.
(e) Periods of the literary history of Assam from the earliest beginnings,
i.e. from the period of the charyyageets with their socio-cultural background :
the proto Assamese-Pre-Sankaradeva-Sankaradeva-post Sankaradeva-Modern period
(from the coming of the Britishers)-Post-Independence period. Special emphasis
is to be given on the Vaisnavite period, the gonaki and the post-Independence
This paper will require fist-hand reading of the texts prescribed and will be
designed to test the candidates’ critical ability. Answers must be written in
Rămăyana (Ayodhya Kănda only)-by Madhava Kandali.
Răsakrďdă-by Sankaradeva (From Kirtana Ghosa).
Kăthă-Bhăgavata (Books I and II)-by Baikunthanath Bhattacharyya.
Gurucarit-Kathă (Sankaradeva’s Part only)-ed. by Maheswar Neog.
Mor Jeevan Sońwaran-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
Kripăbar Barbaruăr Kăkatar Topola-by Lakshminath Bezbaroa.
Pratimă-by Chandra Kumar Agarwalla.
Găońburhă-by Padmanath Gohain Barua.
Monamatî-by Rajanikanta Bordoloi.
Purani Asamîyă Săhitya-by Banikanta Kakati.
Kărengar Ligirî-by Jyotiprasad Agarwalla
Jeevanar Bătat-by Bina Barwa (Birinchi Kumar Barua)
Mrityunjoy-by Birendrakumar Bhattachary-ya
Samrăt-by Navakanta Barua.