Telugu Mains Syllabus

  • Telugu Mains Syllabus
  • Place of Telugu among Dravidian languages and its antiquity—Etymological History of Telugu, Telugu, and Andhra.
  • Major linguistic changes in phonological, morphological, grammatical, and syntactical levels, from Proto•Dravidian to old Telugu and from old Telugu to Modern Telugu.
  • Evolution of spoken Telugu when compared to classical Telugu-Formal and functional view of Telugu language.
  • Influence of other languages and Its impact on Telugu.
    1. Modernization of Telugu Language: Linguistic & Literary movements and their role in the modernization of Telugu.
    2. Role of Media in Modernization of Telugu (Newspapers, Radio, TV, etc.).
  • Problems of terminology and mechanisms in coining new terms in Telugu in various discourses including scientific and technical.
  • Dialects of Telugu- Regional & Social variations and problems of Standardization
  • Syntax- Major Divisions of Telugu- Simple, Complex, and Compound Sentences- Noun & Verb Predications- Processes of Nominalization and Relativization- Direct & Indirect Reporting- Conversion Processes.
  • Translation- Problems of Translation- Cultural, Social and idiomatic- Methods of Translation- Approaches to translation- Literary and other kinds of Translation- Various uses of translation.
    1. Literature in Pre-Nannaya Period- Marga & Desi Poetry.
    2. Nannaya Period- Historical & Literary background of Andhra Mahabharata.
    3. Saiva poets and their contribution- Dvipada, Sataka, Ragada, Udaharana.
    4. Tikkana and his place in Telugu Literature.
    5. Errana and his literary works- Nachana Somana and his new approach to poetry.