Important Books for Political Science optional for UPSC IAS Mains

Books for Political Science optional for UPSC IAS Mains/Books for UPSC Political Science optional

Books for Political Science Paper I

  • An introduction to constitution- DD Basu
  • An introduction to political theory-  O.P Gauba
  • Fifty major political thinkers- Ian Adams and R W Dyson
  • A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx – Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy
  • An Oxford companion to politics in India-Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  • Foundations of Indian political thought- V. R Mehta
  • A new look at modern Indian history-  B.L Grover and Alka Yagnik
  • India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
  • Indian Government and Politics – B L Fadia

Books for Political Science Paper II

  • India’s foreign policy – V P Dutt
  • International organizations- Spectrum Books Publication
  • International Relations -Khanna
  • Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy- Rajiv Sikri
  • Does the Elephant Dance?: Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy- David M. Malone
  • Global politics- Andrew Heywood
  • MPS-004 Comparative Politics: Issues and Trends by Expert Panel of GPH

NCERT Polity books for UPSC

  • Polity: NCERT Class IX – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – I
  • Polity: NCERT Class X – Political Science: Democratic Politics Part – II
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Indian Constitution at Work
  • Polity: NCERT Class XI – Political Science: Political Theory
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science I: Contemporary World Politics
  • Polity: NCERT Class XII – Political Science II: Politics in India since Independence

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