Best Books for Malayalam Literature Optional for UPSC IAS Mains

UPSC Civil Services Exam is a highly privileged exam in India, but it is also the toughest exam in the country which needs extraordinary dedication for preparation. 

The UPSC Civil Services Exam is conducted in the three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview. Where Aspirants need to choose one optional subject as well for the UPSC Mains Exam. It plays an important role in deciding aspirants ranking in the IAS examination. That is why the success rates of Literature subjects are sparingly increasing over the years. 

Malayalam is also the part of UPSC Mains Exam, It is a language of the Dravidian family that is used mainly in Kerala, Part of Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, and it’s also used in the Lakshadweep islands and Mahe, an administrative part of the Union Territory of Puducherry. 

The best books for Malayalam literature optional subject of the UPSC mains Exams are: 

  1. Malayalam magazine like Bhashaposhini which talks about contemporary issues in the Malayalam Literature world
  2. Kairaliyude Kadha – M. Krishna Pillai
  3. Malayala Sahithya Charithram – Kalaghattangalilude – Erumeli
  4. Malayala Sahithya Charithram – Kalaghattangalilude – Erumeli
  5. Civil Service exam Malayalam Optional paper I – Jobin S Kottaram
  6. Civil Service exam Malayalam Optional paper II – Jobin S Kottaram, Renu Raj, Aswathy
  7. Novels, short stories, poems, and biographies prescribed in the syllabus

Candidates can also Choose these Reference books for the better results 

  • Civil Service exam Malayalam Optional paper II by Jobin S Kottaram, Renuraj IAS, Aswathy S IAS
  • 100 Chinthavishayangal by T. Chandy
  • Adhunika Design 30 Vasthubavanagal by Kanippayyur Makan Krishnan Namboodiripad and Kanippayyur
  • Charithram Ethra Eluppam by Jayakar Thalayolaparambu

Pre-planning for anything is important, and if we talk about the UPSC Mains exam, we can’t ignore this part. For better results, strategizing before implementation is mandatory. 

  • Make a monthly, weekly, and daily plan to schedule your study time including your other activities plan too.
  • Make a list of your weak parts. 
  • Set the time for your Malayalam language paper preparations.