UGC NET Pali (Language And Literature) Syllabus

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UGC NET Pali (Language And Literature) Syllabus
UGC NET Pali (Language And Literature) Syllabus

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Subject: PALI (LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE)                                     Code No.: (83)

Unit – I
Biography of the Buddha based on Pāli sources : Ariyapariyesanasutta/
Pāsarāsisutta (Majjhimanikāya), Mahāparinibbānasutta (Dīghanikāya),
Jātakanidānakathā and Jinacarita.
Introduction to First, Second and Third Buddhist Councils: Based on Cullavagga
(Pañcasatikā-khandhaka, Sattasatikā-khandhaka), Samantapāsādikā (Bāhirakathā)
and Mahāvaṁsa.

Unit – II
Tradition and Characteristics of Pāli grammar.
Derivation of the word ‘Pāli’ and Homeland of Pāli language.
Pāli Alphabets, Sandhi, Kāraka, Samāsa, Taddhita, Ākhyāta and Kṛdanta (based on
the Bālāvatara).

Unit –III
Mahāvagga : Mahākhandhaka.
Cullavagga : Kammakhandhaka.
Pātimokkha
General Introduction to Vinayapiṭaka.

Unit – IV
Dīghanikāya : Brahmajālasutta and Kūṭadantasutta.
Majjhimanikāya : Satipaṭṭhānasutta.
Saṁyuttanikāya : Buddhavagga of Nidānavagga’s Nidānasaṁyutta.
Aṅguttaranikāya: Nīvaraṇappahāṇavagga and Akammanīyavagga of Ekakanipāta.
General Introduction to Suttapiṭaka.

Unit – V
Dhammapada : Yamakavagga, Appamādavagga and Cittavagga.
Suttanipāta : Kasibhāradvājasutta, Vāseṭṭhasutta.
Therīgāthā : Mahāpajāpati-gotamītherī and Ambapālitherī.
Jātaka : Vānarindajātaka, Sasajātaka and Javasakuṇajātaka.
General Introduction to Khuddakanikāya.

Unit – VI
Dhammasaṅgaṇī : Dukamātikā and Tikamātikā.
Abhidhammatthasaṅgaha : Citta, Cetasika, Rūpa and Nibbāna.
Introduction to Abhidhamma Literature.

Unit – VII
Milindapañha : Bāhirakathā, Lakkhaṇapañha.
General Introduction to Milindapañha.

Unit – VIII
Visuddhimagga : Sīlaniddesa.
General Introduction to Visuddhimagga.
General Introduction to Aṭṭhakathā Literature and contribution of Buddhadatta,
Buddhaghosa and Dhammapāla.

Unit – IX
General Introduction to Vaṁsa Literature.
General Introduction to Pāli Kāvya Literature.

Unit – X
Buddhist Philosophical Concepts: Arahata, Bodhisatta, Paccekabuddha,
Sammāsambuddha, Sīla, Samādhi, Paññā, Brahmavihāra, Ariyasacca, Ariyaaṭṭhaṅgika-magga, Tilakkhaṇa, Paṭiccasamuppāda, Kammavāda, Bodhipakkhiyadhamma, Nibbāna, Nīvaraṇa, Saṁyojana, Hetu and Āsava.

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