[Download] Gujarati Literature Optional Subject Mindmaps/Notes for UPSC Mains Examination

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  1. Prologue
  2. Structure of the Notes Folder
    1. 0_Syllabus_TopicwiseQP_2008
    2. P1_1_Bhasha_Boli_Udbhav_Grammar
    3. P1_2_Sahitya_Prakaro
    4. P1_3_Yug_Writers
    5. P2_1_Kruti
  3. Video: How to kickstart Guj.Litt Preparation
  4. Download Link for Notes


  • Here are my own notes / mindmaps on Gujarati literature optional subject, that I had made years ago but lost in backup DVDs, but now found it.
  • These notes are in .mmap (Mindjet Mindmanager) format and in Gujarati fonts. You need to install specific softwares before opening them, so read the instructions given at bottom of this page, carefully.

Structure of the Notes Folder

For paper-1, most of the topics were covered. For paper-2 only a few texts could be covered. એમકે પછી પ્રારંભે શુરા ગુજરાતી જેવું થયું હતું.


Gujarati literature previous papers

  • Here we’ve two mindmaps each for paper1 and paper2
  • They contain syllabus as well as questions asked in each syllabus topic till 2008.


Gujarati Boli & Prakaro

  • Gujarati bhasha no udbhav ane vikas
  • Boli, Dhvani, Uchchaaran Prakriya
  • Grammar- types of sentences


આખ્યાન ના સારા અને નબળા પાસાઓ

આખ્યાન ના સારા અને નબળા પાસાઓ

Following literature forms are covered in comprehensive manner

  1. આખ્યાન
  2. ઊર્મિકાવ્ય
  3. કરુણપ્રશશ્તિ
  4. ખંડકાવ્ય
  5. ટૂંકી વાર્તા
  6. નવલકથા
  7. નાટક
  8. પદ
  9. પધ વારતા
  10. પબંધ
  11. ફાગુ
  12. રાસ
  13. લોકસાહિત્ય


સાહિત્ય યુગ અને તેમના લક્ષણો

સાહિત્ય યુગ અને તેમના લક્ષણો

Following topics are covered in a comprehensive manner
  1. 0_યુગ લક્ષણો
  2. Bhakti_જ્ઞાનમાર્ગી
  3. Bhakti_નરસી-મીરા-દયારામ
  4. Bhakti_પ્રેમલક્ષણા
  5. Cities_પંડિતમા- અમદાવાદ
  6. Cities_પંડિતયુગ માં નડિયાદ
  7. Cities_સુધારામાં સુરત
  1. પંડિત- કવિઓ
  2. પંડિત- વિવેચન
  3. પ્રાગ નરસિંહ-1173-1414
  4. ભક્તિયુગ
  5. સાક્ષર – પંડિતયુગ
  6. સુધારાયુગ
  1. ગાંધી –કવિ
  2. ગાંધી – ધૂમકેતુ, ઉશનસ
  3. ગાંધી- નવલ
  4. ગાંધી અને કાલેલકર
  5. ગાંધીયુગ
  6. ગાંધી વિવેચક
  7. અનુ-ગાંધીયુગ
  8. અનુ-ગાંધીયુગ-2
  9. આધુનિક
  10. આધુનિક -જોસેફ-ભાયાણી


Narmad Autobiography- Mari Hakikat

પ્રિલીમ માં ફેલ થયા હો તો “નવ કરશો કોઈ શોક રસિકડા…નવ કરશો કોઈ શોક” – એવું નર્મદ કહીને ગયો છે.

Only a few texts finished at that time

  1. Narmad_Mari_Hakikat_Narmad_જીવન-ગધ- મર્યાદા,વ્યક્તિત્વ
  2. Saptapadi
  3. માનવીની ભવાઈ
  4. રાઈ નો પર્વત
  5. હિન્દ સ્વરાજ

Video: How to kickstart Guj.Litt Preparation

As such old video, trends have changed but basic fundamentals remain the same for preparation-
Youtube Link: How to prepare Gujarati Optional?
Youtube Link: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0A116218CF7AB117

Download Link for Notes

  1. To display these Gujarati fonts correctly, you need Google IME Gujarat (Free)
  2. These mindmaps are created using Mindjet Mindmanager.
    1. If you want to just view them: you’ll need mindjet mindviewer (free)
    2. If you want to “edit them”: you’ll need mindjet mindmanager (paid)
  3. After you’ve installed above things, download zip file from any one of the following service
    1. Download Notes: Mediafire
    2. Download Notes: Fileserver

Visit Mrunal.org/download for more notes and study material

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  5. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  6. Bipin Chandra: Post Independence
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  8. MK Pandey’s Analytical Reasoning
  9. Disha’s Topicwise Paperset (Hindi | English)
  10. School Atlas
  11. Mains: Language papers
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  3. Spectrum: Modern History (Hindi | English)
  4. Maths: Quantam CAT Sarvesh Kumar
  5. Objective General English SP Bakshi
  6. Word Power made Easy -Norman Lowe
  7. Topic wise Solved Paperset by Disha

So far 25 Comments posted


    How to get the Admit Card no if I lost it, to know my prelims result which conducted on Aug 27&28th 2015?

    1. satya

      Check your question paper whether you wrote your roll number on it on exam day or not.

  2. Jagdish

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  3. Mrunal Fan

    Sir, Please Upload Video lectures of Ethics.
    Can you Please upload lectures Of History. Facing a great difficulty in Ancient, Medieval, Modern History.
    Please Come for Our Rescue.

    1. bhaz

      ethics videos have already been uploaded on youtube. check Mrunal’s youtube channel

  4. Prakash Rajput

    please provide in simple pdf form without any installation features

  5. srikanth

    anyone qualified for mains with pharmacy as graduation please mention the stream to which it belong….lot of confusion between medical and science stream

  6. M

    thanks a lot sir..

  7. sachin srt

    PLZ sir,we are missing ur high valued article for GS, esp; CURRENT AFFAIRS,do post those articles as before…….

  8. nidhi

    sir please hindi literature ka regarding bhi ho ske to notes and mindmap provide kra dijiye

  9. Lovekesh

    Sir,please provide ethics and philosophy notes in hindi

  10. yug

    sir,please provide study material for mpsc rajyaseva exam. It should be in marathi language


    Hats off to you sir.
    thanks a million times


    these notes are awesome sir……THANKS THANKS……


    One Humble request sir.
    Can you please provide Gujarati literature’s toppers notes in PDFs format. Please sir…

  14. Raj

    Thank You Sir
    This is best online available material for Gujarati Lit.

  15. Sakshi

    Hi Mrunal,

    I have made a typo in filling DAF, jumbled 2 letters in writing my previous employer’s name. I know this is immense fallout on my part and somehow I even missed it in proof reading. Please let me know if this can have serious repercussion during interview. This has made me restless please reply with what you think on this.

  16. Anshul

    No need to check if you are not serious enough to keep your roll no safe mostly you are not qualified…

  17. nisarg

    Sir Thank You Verymuch You make it very interesting..

  18. Sagar ranpura

    Hello sir I am sagar ranpura i will give my first attempt this 2016. I am a Gujarati medium student and completed my education as well as my graduation(B.COM) medium.but I decided to choose English medium in upsc examination. and I also decided to choose Gujarati literature as a optional subject so if I giving this exam I can choose Gujarati literature as a optional?

  19. harish

    Hello sir,
    My name is harish and my birth date is 27.sept.1997
    I want attempts in 2018 .so, is there possible?

  20. kishor

    from where can I got books of GUJARATI LITERATURE optional subject upsc?

    pleade help me.

  21. KISHOR



  22. Aman Dave

    I want comprehensive list of books and other material to study and prepare for Gujarati LIterature as its my Optional in mains. and please also suggest how to prepare Guj. Lit Optional to get min. 250 marks out of 500 marks.

    Please Reply Soon.

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