Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Sanskrit Literature Optional

In this post of Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Sanskrit Literature Optional we endeavour to provide you with the list of best books for UPSC CSE Sanskrit Literature Optional.

The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in three stages- Prelims, Mains and Interview. Aspirants need to choose one optional subject for UPSC mains exam. It plays a significant role in deciding aspirants ranking in IAS Exam. Recent trends show that the success rate of Literature subjects is soaring with years.

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in the world. It is the mother of many vernacular Indian languages. The UPSC Mains exam offers literature of Sanskrit language as an optional subject for civil services examination.

Sanskrit Literature Optional Booklist for Paper I & II

Rachnanuvadkaumudi by Kapildev Dwivedi
M. R. Kale’s books on each of the Mahakavya
Brihad Anuvad Chandrika by Chakradhar Nautiyal “Hansa” Shastri
Bhasha Vigyan evam Bhasha Shastra by Kapildev Dwivedi
Sanskrit Sahitya ka Itihaas by Umashankar Sharma “Rishi”
Sanskrit Kavi Darshan by Bhola Shankar Vyas
Separate books for topics of Group 2 – Pracheen Sahitya (ancient literature)
Original texts:
Raghuvansham – Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
Kumarasambhavam – Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
Kiratarjuniyam – Canto I, Verses 1 to 10
Isavasyopanisad – verses -1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 15 and 18
Bhagavadgita chapter II verses 13 to 25
Sundarakandam of Valmiki Canto 15, Verses 15 to 30
Meghadutam – verses 1 to 10
Nitisatakam – Verses 1 to 10 (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Publication)
Kadambar i- Sukanaso-Padesa (only)
Shukanasopadesh – Varnanam by Dr Rajendra Kumar

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