Bengali Literature Books for UPSC
The Bengali Literature optional subject is a part of the UPSC Mains Syllabus, and it is divided into two papers. Each paper carries 250 marks, and both of them contribute a total of 500 marks out of 1750 in the UPSC Mains exam. That is why it is important for the candidates to fetch good marks in this paper which will increase their chances of securing a good rank in the UPSC Mains exam.
Paper-1 of the UPSC Bengali Syllabus includes topics from the history of the Bangla language and the history of Bangla Literature. Paper-2 contains topics namely Vaishnava Padavali, Chandimangal, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Chhinnapatravali, Aranyak, etc. following is the UPSC Bengali literature booklist to cover these topics from both Paper-1 and Paper-2.
- The Oxford India Anthology of Bengali Literature (1941-1991) – Volume 2 (1941-1991) by Kalpana Bardhan
- Bangla Sahityer Sankshipta Itihas By Bhudeb Chaudhuri
- The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta Paperback by Kushanava Choudhuri
- Bengali Prose Style: 1800-1857 by Dinesh Chandra Sen
- Types of Early Bengali Prose by Mitra
- Bangla Nataker Itihash By Ajit Kumar Ghosh
- The Bengalis: A Portrait of a Community by Sudeep Chakravarti
Bengali Literature Optional Books PDF for UPSC IAS Mains
Candidates can download the PDF of the Bengali Literature Books for UPSC directly from the link given below. We have made the list containing all highly recommended Bengali books, which candidates can download and kickstart their preparation.
How to Cover the Bengali Literature Books for UPSC?
All the UPSC Books require a solid strategy to cover, and it is the same in the case of the Bengali Literature Books for UPSC. The Bengali literature optional should be opted by those who have studied this language in their curriculum or who have a great grasp of the Bengali language. The candidates who have taken Bengali as their optional subject must keep a few things in mind while covering the Bengali literature Books for UPSC.
- The candidates need to have a clear understanding of the UPSC Bengali Literature Syllabus. This will guide the candidates to choose only the topics that are important from the UPSC CSE point of view.
- After that candidates need to start to cover the topics from the books chronologically to avoid any confusion.
- Then candidates have to come up with a study plan to maintain a balance between preparation for the UPSC Mains Syllabus and the optional paper syllabus. Candidates must allow enough time for both syllabi. Time management becomes crucial to covering the UPSC Bengali literature booklist efficiently.
- Candidates should only cover one topic from one book at a time in a systematic manner.