IAS Books

IAS Papers : Mostly Suggested books for History Exam 
By contributor | February 10, 2008 
1. What is History E.H. Carr 
2. Historian’s Craft Marc Block 
3. The Past and the present Lawrence Stone 
Ancient India:
1. Ancient India (NCERT) Prof. R.S. Sharma 
2. The Wonder That was India A.L. Basham 
3. Ancient India - An Introductory Outline D.N. Jha 
4. History of India, Vol. I Romila Thapar 
5. Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India R.S. Sharma (only Conclusion) 
6. Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India R.S. Sharma 
7. Indian Feudalism R.S. Sharma 
8. Ashoka & Decline of the Maurya Romila Thapar 
9. A History of South India K.A. Nilkantha Sastri 
10. Ancient India and Indian Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India 
Medieval India:
1. Medieval India (NCERT) Satish Chandra 
2. Medieval India (Macmillan) Satish Chandra 
3.The Wonder That was India (Vol.2) S.A.A. Rizvi 
4.The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 Irfan Habib 
5.The Mughal Empire J.F. Richards 
6.Urban Dynamics H.C. Verma 
7.The Marathas Gordon 
Modern India:
1.Modern India (NCERT) Bipan Chandra 
2.Modern India (Macmillan) Sumit Sarkar 
3.Anatomy of the Raj (PPH) Suhash Chakravarty 
4.The Raj Syndrome (Penguins) Suhash Chakravarty 
5.VAID’s Fundamentals of History Series 
a.Administrative History Pravin Kumar 
b.Constitutional History Pravin Kumar 
c.Social History Pravin Kumar 
d.Freedom Struggle Pravin Kumar 
6.Peasant Movements in India D.N. Dhanagare 
7.India’s Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and others 
8.Gandhi B.R. Nanda 
9.Gandhi Judith Brown 
10. Freedom Struggle (NbT) Bipan Chandra & others 
World History:
1.The story of Civilization, Vol. 2 (NCERT) Arjun Dev 
2.Contemporary World History (NCERT) Arjun Dev & others 
3.The Mainstream of Civilization Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison 
4.Western Civilizations Burns & others 
5.Industry & Empire E.J. Hobsbawm 
6.Age of Revolution E.J. Hobsbawm 
7.Age of Capital E.J. Hobsbawm 
8.Age of Empires E.J. Hobsbawm 
9.Social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship B.J. Moore 
10.Europe Since Napoleon David Thompson 
11.Europe Since 1815 W.C. Craig 
12.Europe Since 1870 James Joll. 
IAS Papers : Mostly Suggested books for Geography Exam
Books for Geography Preliminary Exam :
1. 6th to 12th NCERT Books for Geography. 
2. Certificate of Physical Geography - Goh Cheng Leong. 
3. Physical Geography -Savindra Singh 
4.Physical Geography - Made simple series - Rupa Publications 
5. Economic & Commercial Geography - Made Simple Series - Rupa Publications. 
6. Human and Economic Geography - Leong & Norgan 
7. Human Geography - Majid Hussain. 
8. Geographical thoughts - Majid Hussain. 
9. Field Work - 11 th NCERT. 
10. Cartography - R.L. Singh 
11. Geography of India - Gopal Singh 
12. Economic & Commercial Geography of India - C.B. Memoria 
13. Orient longman - Atlas. 
14. TTK - Atlas 
15. Dictionary of Geography - Penguin 
16. Spectrum guide for Geography. 
17. Siddhartha - Preliminary Question Bank. 
18. Geography Guide - Narmadeshwar Prasad. 
Books for Geography Main Exam :
For Paper - I
1.Physical geography - Savinder Singh 
2.The Earth’s dynamic surface - K. Sidhartha 
3.Physical geography - Strahler & Strahler 
4.Climatology - D.S. Lal 
5.Physical geography made simple - Rupa 
6.Oceanography - Sharma & Vital 
7.Biogeography - Savinder Singh 
8.Evolution of geographical thoughts - Majid Hussain and Adhikari 
9.Economic geography - K. Sidhartha 
10.Economic and social geography made simple - Rupa 
11.Urban geography - K. Sidhartha 
12.Human geography - Majid Hussain 
13.Geography of population - R.C. Chandra 
14.Regional Planning in India - hand & Puri 
15.Political geography - Dixit 
For Paper - II
1.Physical environment - NCERT 
2.NCERT Class XII 
3.India: Physical aspects - K Sidhartha 
4.Geography of India - Mamoria 
5.Agricultural geography - Majid Hussain 
6.Agricultural problems in India - Sadhu and Singh 
7.Economic & Commercial geography of India - Mamoria 
8.India’s urbanisation and urban systems - R. Ramachandran 
9.Regional planning in India - Chand and Puri 
10.Political geography - Dixit 
11.India: political aspects - K. Sidhartha 
Other Books :
Physical Geography
1.NCERT Vol -1 
2.Physical Geography - Bunnett 
3.Certificate physical and human geography - Goh, Cheng Leong 
4.Physical Geography made simple 
Human and Economic Geography
1.Human and Economic Geography - NCERT 
2.Economic Geography, Economic and Social Geography made simple 
3.Penguim masters studies on geography 
4.The Cultural Landscape - Rubeistein 
Indian Geography
1.Indian geography - Rammorthy Gopalakrishnan 
2.Physical geography of India - S.M. Mathur 
3.General geography - NCERT 
4.Mineral of India 
NBT (Wadia)
a.Resources and regional development - NCERT 
b.Catography - R.L. Singh 
c.World regional geography - Fellnan 
d.Work book - K. Siddhartha and S. Mukherjee 
e.Question Bank - Surendra Singh, 1000 
f.Geography quiz - Muthiah 
General Studies
1.History – Ancient, Medieval & Modern History – NCERT (10-12) 
2.Modern History – Spectrum 
3.Economics – Collins Economics Dictionary, Current Year Economic Survey 
4.Geography – NCERT (6-12th), Certificate Physical Geography by Gocheng Leong, Indian Geography by Khullar 
5.Mental Ability – R.S.Agarwal 
6.Polity – Lakshmikanth 
7.Current Affairs – Hindu, Magazines 
8.General Knowledge – India Year Book, Manorama Year Book 
9.Statistics – Spectrum Guide 
10.Science & Technology 
Public Administration
1.Public Administration – Avasthi Maheswari 
2.New Horizons of Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya 
3.Administrative thinkers – Prasad & Prasad 
4.Indian Public Administration ; Institutions Issues – Ramesh K. Arora 
5.Public Administration – Lakshmikanth 
6.Public Administration & Public Affairs – Nicholas Henry 
7.Public Administration Concepts & Theories – Rumki Basu 
8.Organizational Behaviors – Stephen Robin 
9.Public Administration – Sadana & Sharma 
10.Journals of Indian Institute of Public Administration 
11.Comparative Public Administration – Mohit Bhattacharya 
12.Financial Administration – M.K.Thavaraj