May 12, 2010

Books suggested for UPSC Tamil Literature

The list contains books that I have read (and also those that I was suggested to read but could not due to lack of time and availability of books). The list is not exhaustive. Prepare notes and keep them fora handy reference

Tamil mozhi varalaru – Su. Sakthivel
Mozhi nool – Mu. Varadarasanar
Mozhi varalaru – Mu. Varadarasanar
Tamil ilakkiya varalaru – Mu. Varadarasanar
Tamil ilakkiya varalaru – Thamizannal
Tamil ilakkiya varalaru – Madhu Sa. Vimalanandam
Oppilakkiya kotpaadu – Ka.Na.Kailasapathy
Naatupura iyal aaivu – Su.Sakthivel
Ulaga sevviyal mozhigalin varisaiyil tamil – V.C. Kulandaisamy
Valluvar padaikkum vaiyathu sorkkam – V.C. Kulandaisamy
Tamil mozhiyum varalarum – Devira
Tamil thiranaaivum panpaadum – Devira
Tamizhar valartha azhagu kalaigal – Mayilai seeni Vengadasamy
Ithazhiyal – Su. Sakthivel
Tholkappiar kanda samudaayam – Dr. Natesan
Idhazhiyal kalai – Dr. Ma.Pa. Gurusamy
Ilakkiya Marabu – Mu. Varadarasanar
Sanga ilakkiyam: ilakkiya valamum vaazhviyal aramum – Dr. R. Chandrasekaran
Tamilaga naatupuraviyal – Dr. Sargunavathy
Silappathigara thiranaaivu – Dr. Ma.Po.Sivagnanam
Silappathigara urai – Gna. Maanickavasagan
Kurunthogai – Puliyoor Kesikan urai
Thirukkural – Parimelazhagar urai
Kumbakaruna vadhai padalam – Dr. Durai Rasaram Urai
Vanakkam valluva – Erode Tamilanban
Thiruppavai – C.Subramanian
Kambar kaatum kumbakarnan – Arunagiri
Thiruvasagam – A.Sa. Gnanasambandan
Notes for second paper topics by –Devira, Sarala Rajagopalan
Mozhi iyal – R. Srinivasan
Tamil ilakkiya varalaru – C. Balasubramanian
Tamil ilakkiya varalaru – Muthamizh chelvan
Puthiya nokkil tamil ilakkiya varalaru – Tamilanban
Tamilzhar nagarigamum panpaadum – Thatchinamoorthy
Tamizhar varalarum panpaadum – K.K. Pillai
Tamil kaadhal – V. Subamanickam
Thambiyar iruvar – A.Sa. Gnanasambandan
Silambo silambu – Arasan Santhuvanar
Silappathigara tamizhagam – Sami Sidhambaranar


  1. hi. can i know where i can purchase a question bank for tamil(indian lang)qualifying paper.i don know tamil and want to study as per paper model. can u plz help

    1. question bank is available

  2. Hi jenitha, as far as i know, indian lang question bank for Tamil is not avbl anywhere. But it is available for Hindi. you can ask those who wrote earlier for previous year q.papers

  3. i wanna to knw about the book shop were all upsc books are available in chennai especially tamil boooks

  4. Thanks anna..!!!
    A Helping hand is better than a million suggesting mouths...!!!
    I am from Delhi and I got the book list from you after a long time search of Days and Nights...I won't forget you and your life time help..!!!
    My prayers for you..!! Thanks a ton...!!!

  5. thank for this.... sir i need all this books in pdf file... but i dont know how to get... will u pls sent me a website from where i will get pdf file.......

    1. Hi

      Do you prepare for CSE?
      Am also in need of these books in list but am in Delhi preparing for the exam and i couldnt get any
      If you know the place where it could be bought do let me know..
      Try to buy the book as PDF is not that advisable and since these books are not that common in market a PDF is doubtful


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  7. Hi Bro

    Thanks for such a valuable blog..
    I would like to know is there any updation in book list for the current year as it is a half decade old but am sure the syllabus is pretty much the same.

    Also let me know is it good to prepare the same on a self study or do we need any guidance as am preparing from Delhi i find it difficult to get a tamil tutor who can help me with this

    Awaiting your reply

  8. Great information on UPSC Books, thanks for sharing it. I enjoyed reading the post thoroughly.

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  9. Dear Sir, I would like to opt for Tamil Literature in mains optional .Could you please tell me about it

  10. Hello sir, I'm a upsc aspirant currently doing my coaching at vajiram, Delhi. I would like to opt Tamil Literature as my optional. Kindly guide me sir. Thank you.

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  12. Hi Friends,
    In Chennai Anna nagar, TIME Institute is good for tamil optional taught by sankara saravanan... and also Nagaiya sir is famous for paper 2 ...

  13. can someone suggest me books for tamil qualifying paper for upsc mains...