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The IAS preparation books are needed for General Studies Papers and Optional papers.

There are books recommended for Interview purpose as well. Also included are motivational books.

Some IAS books:

Indian History - Krishna Reddy

Indian History - Agnihotri

Competition Wizard Workbook.

IGNOU Material


Ancient India
Ancient India (NCERT) Prof. R.S. Sharma
The Wonder That was India A.L. Basham
Ancient India - An Introductory Outline D.N. Jha
History of India, Vol. I Romila Thapar
Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India R.S. Sharma (only Conclusion)
Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India R.S. Sharma
Indian Feudalism- R.S. Sharma
Ashoka & Decline of the Maurya Romila Thapar
A History of South India K.A. Nilkantha Sastri
Ancient India and Indian Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India
Ancient India Social and Culture - Luniya
An Advanced History of India - R.C. Majumda, H.C. Raychaudhurai, - Kalikinkar Datta
Ancient India - L.Mukherjee
The rise of civilization of India and Pakistan - Bridget and Raymond Allchin
Mauryan : Ashoka and the decline of mouryan empire - Romila Thapar
Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum
NCERT (11th)
Indus Civilization - (a) IGNOU booklet no. 2

Medieval India
Medieval India (NCERT) Satish Chandra
Medieval India (Macmillan) Satish Chandra

The Wonder That was India (Vol.2) S.A.A. Rizvi
The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 Irfan Habib
The Mughal Empire J.F. Richards
Urban Dynamics H.C. Verma
The Marathas - Gordon
Advanced study in the History of Medival India - Volume I J.L. Mehta
Advanced study in the History of Medival India - Volume II J.L. Mehta
Advanced study in the History of Medival India - Volume III J.L. Mehta
Medival India - Volume I Satish Chandra
Medival India - Volume II Satish Chandra
History Of Medieval India – Satish Chandra

Medival India - L. Mukherjee
The Advanced History of India - Majumdar, Raychaudhuri & Datta
Social life and cultural life of both Delhi Sultanate and Mughal India - J.L. Mehta
A history of South India - K. A. Nilakanta Shastri
IGNOU material (especially on agriculture and agrarian relations and culture)
NCERT (11th)

Modern India
Modern India (NCERT) Bipan Chandra
Modern India (Macmillan) Sumit Sarkar
Anatomy of the Raj (PPH) Suhash Chakravarty
India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra
The Raj Syndrome (Penguins) Suhash Chakravarty
VAID's Fundamentals of History Series
Administrative History Pravin Kumar
Constitutional History Pravin Kumar
Social History Pravin Kumar
Freedom Struggle Pravin Kumar
Peasant Movements in India D.N. Dhanagare
India's Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and others
Gandhi -B.R. Nanda
Gandhi -Judith Brown
Freedom Struggle (NBT) - Bipan Chandra & others
Modern Indian History - Groover & Grooover.
A struggle for Independence - Bipin Chandra
Freedom Struggle - Bipinchandra
Modern India - L. Mukherjee
A new look into the modern Indian history - B.L Grover
Freedom struggle - Bipin Chandra, Varun Dey and Amlesh Tripathy (NBT)
India's struggle for independence - Bipin Chandra
Modern India - Sumit Sarkar
IGNOU material (esspecially on freedom struggle)

World History
The story of Civilization, Vol. 2 (NCERT) Arjun Dev
Contemporary World History (NCERT) Arjun Dev & others
The Mainstream of Civilization Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison
Western Civilizations Burns & others
Industry & Empire E.J. Hobsbawm
Age of Revolution E.J. Hobsbawm
Age of Capital E.J. Hobsbawm
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