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Best Booklist for UPSC Mains & Prelims 2021 by Toppers

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UPSC syllabus for prelims and mains is so broad that you need at least one year of full dedication to complete it. So many books and upsc resources are available in the market. Every publisher and institute claims that they provide you the best material for upsc exam which often left us confused. Here you will get Best UPSC booklist for IAS Prelims And Mains 2021 recommended by toppers.

In this blog, we will give you detailed information about UPSC Mains and Prelims Exam and best books for IAS Exam preparation. All these UPSC resources which we have mentioned in this article has been referred by IAS Toppers.

Best UPSC Booklist

First we will start with upsc booklist for prelims exam which has two exams: GS 1 and CSAT. Both these exams have negative marking and of objective type. Best books for UPSC IAS Prelims are listed below

There are two papers in Prelims (GS 1 and CSAT) and both are of objective type with negative marking. The best IAS books for Prelims are given below:

UPSC Booklist for IAS Prelims Exam

SubjectUPSC Prelims Best Books Name
GeographyCertificate Physical Geography by G C Leong
NCERT VI – X (Old Syllabus)
NCERT XI, XII (New Syllabus)
World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
Indian PolityIndian Polity – M Laxmikanth
NCERT IX-XII
EconomicsIndian Economy – Nitin Singhania
Economic Development & Policies in India by Jain & Ohri
NCERT XI
HistoryIndia’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
NCERT XI (Ancient & Medieval)
NCERT XII (Modern Indian History)
International RelationsNCERT XII (Contemporary World Politics)
Current Affairs
Solved PapersIAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers by Vishal Publications
CSATTata McGraw Hill CSAT Manual
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal

Best books for UPSC IAS Mains – Booklist by IAS Toppers

SubjectUPSC Mains Best Books Name
Geography [GS Paper 1]Geography of India – Majid Husain
World Geography – Majid Husain
World Atlas (Orient Black Swan)
Certificate Physical and Human Geography – G C Leong
Fundamentals of Physical Geography NCERT Class 11
History, Indian Heritage & Culture [GS Paper 1]Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra
India after Independence – Bipan Chandra
History of Medieval India – Satish Chandra
Ancient India – R.S Sharma
Economy [GS Paper 3]Indian Economy by Nitin Singhania
Environment and Disaster Management by Tata McGraw Hill
Challenges to Internal Security of India by Ashok Kumar
Polity & International Relations [GS Paper 2]Indian Polity – M. Laxmikanth
Introduction to the Constitution of India – DD Basu
International Relations: Pushpesh Pant
Ethics [GS Paper 4]Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude for Civil Services Main Examination – Subba Rao and P.N. Roy Chaudary
Solved PapersIAS General Studies Prelims Solved Papers by Vishal Publications

Civil Services Mains Exam Details

General studiesTopics coveredTotal marks
General Studies Paper-IIndian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society250
General Studies Paper-IIGovernance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations250
General Studies Paper-IIITechnology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management250
General Studies Paper IVEthics, Integrity and Aptitude250

UPSC/IAS Optional Subjects List Books

Subject BookList
AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Economics and Farm Management
Soil Science – D.K Das Or Brady
Agronomy By Yellamananda Reddy
Plant Breeding By B.D. Singh
Genetics By B.D.Singh
Physiology By Pandey & Singha
Indroduction To Horticulture – Kumar
Handbook Of Agriculture By ICAR
Agricultural Extension Education in India
Pathology – Singh
Entomology – Vasantha Raj & David
The Hindu – Survey Of Indian Agriculture
Agriculture Statistics
Special Issue of Agriculture by The Hindu
   
ANTHROPOLOGY
Paper I (Part I) (Upto Topic 7)
Beattie : Other Cultures
Beals & Hoijer: An Introduction to Anthropology
Haviland : An Introduction to Anthropology
Vaid : Economy and Social Relations
U.S. Mishra : An Introduction to Social-Cultural Anthropology (in Hindi)
Mishra & Hasnain : Unifying Anthropology
Honigman : The World of Man
Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology
Majumdar & Madan : An Introduction to Social Anthropology
Sagar Preet : Basic Concepts in Sociology and Anthropology
Abhik Ghosh : Meetings with the Other (on Fieldwork Techniques)
 
Paper I (Part II)
Harrison et. al : Human Biology
Shukla & Rastogi : Physical Anthropology & Human Genetics
Stein & Rowe : An Introduction to Physical Anthropology.
Vaid & Pandey : Jaivik Manavshastra (in Hindi)
B. Janusch : Origins of Man
Virender Kumar : Evolution of Genus Homo
Surender Nath : Forensic Anthropology
Surender Nath : Nutritional Anthropology
M. Harris : Rise of Anthropological Theory
U.S. Misra : Anthropological Thought (in Hindi)
Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology
Booklet by Jawahar Publishers, New Delhi
 
Paper II
NCERT : Indian Society, Social Change
Bhattacharya, D.K. : An Outline of Indian Prehistory
Srinivas : Caste in India & Other Essays
Srinivas : Social Change in Modern India
Y. Singh : Modernisation of Indian Tradition
Vidyarthi & Rai : Tribal Cultures of India
N. Hasnain : Indian Anthropology
N. Hasnain : Tribal India
R.C. Verma : Indian Tribes
Vaid : Who Cares for Tribal Development (Hindi & English)
A.L. Basham : The Wonder that was India
G.S. Bhatt : Bharatiya Samajik Vichar (in Hindi)
Sagar Preet : Reservation for Backward Classes a Perspective
   
BOTANY
Cell Biology: De Robertis & Ambrose and Easy or Powar
Genetics : Strickberger or Vir Bala Rastogi
Physiology and Biochemistry: Salisbury and Ross or Fritz and Noggle
Ecology : Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj and P.D. Singh
Economic Botany: Kochar or Verma
Microbiology : Powars’s two books on microbiology are more than enough.
Pathology : Singh’s book along with a foreign author
Cryptograms : B.R. Vasista (alage and fungi), P.C. Vashishta (Pteridophytes gymnosperms) Pandey and Trivedi (both volumes)
Embryology : Bhojwani and Bhatnagar
Plant Anatomy: Esau or B.P. Pandey
Taxonomy: Nair along with Datta
   
CHEMISTRY
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
 
Atomic Structure – Principle of physical chemistry – Puri, Sharma & Pathwa
Advance Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Lee
Chemical Periodicity, Chemical bonding,Coordination compound- Maden, Malik, Tuli
Theoretical principles of inorganic chemistry – G.S. Manku,
Extradiction of metals, Principle of inorganic chemistry – Puri, Sharma, Jauhar.
Rest all the chapters – An advance inorganic chemistry – J.D. Lee
Pollution and its control – A text book of environmental chemistry and pollution – S.S. Dara.
 
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
 
Principals of Physical Chemistry (Gaseous state, Thermodynamics, Phase rule, solutions, Colligative properties, Electro Chemistry, Catalysis, Colloids) – Puri,
Sharma & Pathawa
Chemical kinetics – Advance physical chemistry – Gurdeep Raj
Photo chemistry – A text book of physical chemistry (Vol. – IV) – K.L. Kapoor
Advance physical chemistry – Gurdeep Raj
 
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
 
Bonding and shape of organic molecules, Stereo chemistry of carbon compound – Reactions and reagents – O.P. Agarwal
A guide to mechanism in organic chemistry – Peter Sykes
Rest all the chapters – A text book of organic chemistry – Bahl & Bahl
   
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Engineering Mechanics – Shames
Mechanics for Engineers – B Johnson
Engineering Mechanics – Mchean
Limit State Design – Ram Chandra
Surveying – Punmia
Strength of Material – V. N. Vazaram
Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering – A Singh and K R Arora
Strength and Meterials -UC. Jindal
Introduction to Mechanics of Solids
Basic and applied Fluid Mechanics- Garde
Strength of material – Gere and Timoshenko
Concrete Technology – M.S. Shetty
R.C.C. (WSM) – Shyal and Goyal
R.C.C. (LSM) – A.K. Jain
Steel Structure – L.S. Negi
Soil Mechanics – K.R. Arora
Fluid Mechanics – Modi & Seth
Theory of Structure (Vol – II) – Vazirani and Ratwani
Irrigation Engineering – S.K. Garg
Prestress Concrete – N. Krishna Rajee
Engineering Hydrology – K. Subramanya
   
COMMERCE
ACCOUNTING:
FUNDAMENTALS OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING–J.R.MONGA (CHAPTERS: 6-9)
 
COST ACCOUNTING:
FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING –ANTHONY & WELSCH (CHAPTERS: 1, 6-7,10,13)
cost accounting; THEORY & problems–maheshwari & mittal (CHAPTERS: 1,5-9, 11,13-15)
 
AUDITING:
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF AUDITING–DINKAR PAGARE (CHAPTERS: 1-3, 7-16, 20-22, Section -2)
OR
STUDENTS’ GUIDE TO AUDITING–TAXMANN (ARUNA JHA) (CHAPTERS: 1-2, 5-12, 16-17, 19,22)
 
INCOME TAX:
STUDENTS’ GUIDE TO Income Tax–v.K.Singhania
(CHAPTERS: 2-16)
OR
Systematic approach to INCOME TAX –Girish Ahuja (CHAPTERS: 2-17)
 
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT & POLICY– J.C.VAN HORNE (CHAPTERS: 5, 10,13)
THEORY OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT–EZRA SOLOMON (CHAPTERS: 1-2)
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT; TEXT & PROBLEMS–KHAN & JAIN (ALL CHAPTERS)
 
FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS:
INDIAN FINANCIAL SYSTEM–M.Y.KHAN (CHAPTERS: 2-18)
OR
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & MARKETS–L.M.BHOLE (CHAPTERS: 1-13, 16-24)
 
PERIODICALS
1. THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT (JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF INDIA)
2. THE ECONOMIC SURVEY (GOVT. OF INDIA PUBLICATION)
3. FINANCIAL/BUSINESS SECTION OF THE TIMES OF INDIA OR ANY OTHER DAILY NEWSPAPER
   
ECONOMICS
An Introduction to Economics – A.W. Stonier and D.C. Hauge
Monetary Theory and Public Policy – Kenneth Kurihara
Outline of Monetary Economics – A.C.I. Day
Public Finance – H.L. Bhatia
Modern Banking – R.S. Sayers
Indian Economy – Mishra and Puri
Macro Economic Analysis – Edward Shepiro
Indian Economy – R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram
Economic Growth and Development – Mayer and Baldwin
Public Finance – K.K. Andley and Sundharam
International Economics – Bo Soderston
National Income Accounting – Bakerman
Economics Choice – Koutsweanik
Banking – S.B. Gupta
International Trade – Bo Soderston
The Economic Times and Economical and Political Weekly.
Dictionary of Economics – Ghaham Bannock; T.E. Baxter, Ray Rees (Penguin)
Economics (Read Relevant Chapters) – Paul A. Samuelson
The Hindu: Survey of Agriculture & Survey of Industry
   
HISTORY
History of Modern India – Shekhar Bandopadhyaya/Bipan Chandra
India’s Struggle For Independence – Bipan Chandra and Others
India’s Ancient Past – R.S. Sharma
The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham
Ashoka and the Decline of the Mauryas – Romila Thapar
Medieval India : From Sultanat to Mughals – 1- Satish Chandra
Medieveal India : From Sultanat to Mughals -2 – Satish Chandra
Mastering Modern World History – Norman Lowe
History of the World – Arjun Dev
   
LAW
Indian Penal Code
Autochthon Pillai
Ratanlal Dhiraj Lal
 
Merchantile Law
R.K. Bangia
Avatar Singh
Pollack and Mulla
 
Law of Tort
Autochthon Pillai
R.K. Bangia
Winfield
 
Constitutional Law
V.N. Shukla
S.K. Kapoor
J.N. Pandey
 
Jurisprudence
P.K. Tripathi
Dias
   
MANAGEMENT
Organisational Design: Khandwala; Madhukar Shukla
Organisational Behaviour: Luthans and Robbins- for some portions Blanchart is also good.
Strategic Cost Management: Business Today supplements
Economics : Any good economics book
Management : Terry and Franklin; Koontz and Donnel; Koontz and Weihrich
Strategic Management: Michael Porter
Marketing : Kotler and any one Indian author book(Saxena/Ramaswami etc.)
Financial : Pandey/Chandra/Khan & Jain/Bearley
Operations: Adams/Taha
HRD : Mammoria/Monappa/Prasad/Flippo
   
MATHEMATICS
Paper-I
 
Linear Algebra – K.C. Prasad, K B Datta
Calculus – Santhi Narayan
Analytic Geometry – Shantinarayan, HC Sinha, DK Jha and Sharma
Ordinary Differential eqs:- MD Raising Lumina, Golden seris-NP Bali
Dynamics, Statitics and Hydrostatics – M.Ray
Vector analysis – Shantinarayan
 
Paper-II
 
Algebra – K C Prasad, KB Datta
Real Analysis – Shantinarayan,Royden
Complex Analysis – GK Ranganath
Linear Programming – SD sharma
Partial Diff.eqs. – Singhania
Numerical analysis and Computer Progg. – V. Rajaraman, SS Shasri
Mechanics & Fluid dynamics – AP Mathur, Azaroff leonid
   
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Principles of Electronics – V.K. Mehta
Radio Engineering – G.K. Mithal
Circuit Analysis – Gupta Electrical Technology – Thereja
Electrical Power – Star
Physics of Semiconductor Devices – Sze
Automatic Control System – Kuo
Elements of Engineering Electromagnetics – Rao
Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating System – Jordan & Balmain
Modern Central Engineering – Ogata
Electromagnetic Waives and Field – R.N. Singh
Control Systems Engineering – Nagrath Gopal
Semi Conductor – Nagchoudhary
Integrated Circuits – D. Roy Choudhary
Network Analysis – Valkenbury
Basic Current Analysis – Murthy
Topics in Communication Theory – David Middleton
   
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Fundamentals of Classed Thermodynamics – Van Wylen
Heat Transfer – Gupta Prakash
Heat and Mass Transfer – R. Yadav
Energy Conversion – Sukhalmoy
Environmental Pollution Central Engineering – C S Rao
Surveying and Levelling – T P Kanetakar
Heat Conversion – Arora & Kundwar
Manufacturing Science – R K Jain
Thermodynamics – R Yadav Theory of Mechanics – S S Rattan
Theory of Mechanism and Mechanics – Jagdish Lal.
Mechanic of Solids – Popru
Manufacturing Science – Ghosh and Malik
Manufacturing Technology – P N Rao
Production Manangement – R K Jain
Principles of Manufacturing Material & Process – Campbeu
   
MEDICAL SCIENCE
Anatomy – Megraper or Snell
Human Anatomy (3 Vol.) – Chaurasia
Medical Physiology – Gyston
Human Physiology – Chatterjee
Pathology – Muirs or Robbins
Review in Bio-chemistry – Harper
Heinmann Medical Dictionary – Janife
Heinmann Dental Dictionary – Lennox
Microbiology – Anand Narayan or Chatterjee
Principal and Practice of Medicines – Davidson
Social and Preventive Medicine(SPM) – Park & Park
Surgery – Love and Bailey
Essentials of Bio-chemistry – M C Pant
   
PHILOSOPHY
Dr. C.D. Sharma (Indian Philosophy)
Dr. Deo Raj (Indian Philosophy)
Dr. Ya Mashiha (Western Philosophy)
Dr. Daya Krishna (Western Philosophy)
Dr. Franckena Thilly (Western Philosophy)
Dr. B.K. Lal (Contemporary Western Philosophy)
Dr. Irvin M. Copi
Dr. Divakar Pathak (Indian Ethic)
Dr. Dr. V.P. Verma (Western Ethic)
Dr. B.N. Singh (Ethics)
Lilly (Ethics)
By Franckena Thilly
Dr. C.D. Sharma
Dr. Dayakrishna
Dr. Ya Mashiha
Dr. B.K. Lal 6. Dr. Lakshmi Saxena
Dr. C.D. Sharma
Dr. Deo Raj
Dr. Hiriyanna
Dr. Radha Krishnan
Ashok Verma (Symbolic logic)
Dr. J.P. Sood Vol IV 2.Dr. Shiv Bhanu Singh
Dr. Gauba
Dr. Ya Mashiha
John Hick
Dr. V.P. Verma
Six ways of knowing by D.M. Datta.
   
PHYSICS
Classical Mechnism -Gupta, Kumar & Sharma – Takewale & Puranik -H.Goldstein
Mechanics – Kleppner & Kolenkov -D.S. Mathur
Wave/Spl.Relatively – D.S. Mathur/Kleppner&Kolenkov
Special Relativity-R.Resnic -Gupta & Goyal
Optics-Ajay Ghatak-B.S. Agarwal
Electrodyanamics – David Griffiths
EM Theory -Chopra&Agarwal/Satya Prakash
Thermal Physics – P.K Chakraborty – Satya Prakash, Singhal & Agarawal -Statistical Physics -B.B laud
Quantum Physics- Resnick & Eisberg
Concept of Mordern Physics – Arthut Bevser
Quantum Mechanics -Ghatak & Loknathan/Chatwal & Anand/Satya Prakash
Atomic & Molecular Spectra -Rajkumar
Nuclear Physics -S.B Patel
Solid State Physics -Kittel
Electronics -Allon Mottershed
Objective Physics -H.C. Verma/TMH
   
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology XI & XII Std NCERT
Introduction to Psychology Morgan & King
Psychology Robert A Baron
Social Psychology Baron & Byrne
The Psychology of Small Groups Shaw
Inner World Sudhir Kakar
Achieving Society David McClelland
Theories of Personality Hall & Lindzey
Systems & Theories of Psychology Krawiec & Chaplin
Abnormal Psychology & Modern Life James.C. Coleman
   
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Paper I:
Chapter-I: Introduction
Mohit Bhattacharya: New Horizons of Public Administration
Nicholas Henry : Public Administration and Public Affairs
Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration
 
Chapter-II: Theories of Administration
D. Ravindra Prasad, V.S. Prasad and P. Satyanarayana : Administrative Thinkers
D. Gvishiani Organisation and Management: A Critique of Western Theories.
 
Chapter-III: Structure of Public Organisations :
R.K. Jain : Public Sector Undertakings; and
Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration
 
Chapter-IV: Administrative Behaviour
Paul Hersey : Organisational Behaviour
OR
Stephen P. Robbin : Organisational Behaviour
 
Chapter-V: Accountability and Control:
Mohit Bhattacharya : New Horizons of Public Administration
Special Issues of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Accountability
 
Chapter-VI: Administrative Law:
Massey :Administrative Law
OR
M.P. Jain :Administrative Law
 
Chapter-VII: Administrative Reforms:
P.R. Dubbashi : Administrative Reforms
G.E. Gaiden :Administrative Reforms
 
Chapter-VIII: Comparative Public Administration:
Ferrel Heady : Public Administration-A Comparative Perspective
OR
R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration
 
Chapter-IX: Development Administration:
Ferrel Heady : Public Administration – A Comparative Perspective
OR
R.K. Arora : Comparative Public Administration
 
Chapter-X: Public Policy :
IGNOU Lessons on Public Policy
R. K. Sapra : Public Policy
 
Chapter-XI: Personnel Administration:
O Glenn :Stahl : Public Personnel Administration
S. L. Goel : Personnel Administration in India.
 
Chapter-XII: Financial Administration
M. J. K. Thavaraj :Public Financial Administration
OR
G.S. Lal :Financial Administration in India
IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration
 
Paper II:
Chapter-I: Evolution of Indian Administration
B.N. Puri Administrative History of India (Vol. I, II and III)
 
Chapter-II: Constitutional Framework
D. D. Basu An Introduction to the Constitution of India
 
Chapter-III: Union Government and Administration
A. Avasthi Central Administration
 
Chapter-IV: State Government and Administration
J.D. Shukla State Administration
 
Chapter-V: District Administration
T.N. Chaturvedi District Administration; and
Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on District Administration
 
Chapter-VI: Local Government
S.R. Maheswari Local Government in India
 
Chapter-VII: Public Sector in India
R. K. Jain Public Sector Undertakings
Annual Survey on Public Sector of Department of Public Enterprises
 
Chapter-VIII: Public Services
S.L. Goel Personnel Administration in India
 
Chapter-IX: Control of Public Expenditure
M. J. K. Thavaraj Financial Administration
IGNOU Lessons on Financial Administration
 
Chapter-X: Administrative Reforms
P.R. Dubbashi Administrative Reforms
S. R. Maheswari Administrative Reforms
Special Issue of Indian Journal of Public Administration on Administrative Reforms
 
Chapter-XI: Machinery for Planning
A. Avasthi Central Administration
 
Chapter-XII: Administration of Law and Order
K. K. Sharma Law and Order Administration in India
K. J. Guha Roy, District Policing
 
Chapter-XIII: Welfare Administration
Annual Reports of Department of Social Welfare
 
Chapter-XIV: Major Issues in Indian Administration
Special Issue of Indian Journal Public Administration on Indian Administration, Retrospect and Prospect and on Good Governance.
   
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Paper I Section A
 
(a) A History of Political thought
—Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy
(b) A History of Political thought —J.P. Suda
(c) For Manu & Kautilya : Foundations of Indian Political thought
— V.R. Mehta
(a) Modern Political Theory —S.P. Verma
(b) Modern Political Theory —Madan Gandhi
(a) Political Theory —Eddy Ashirvatham
(b) Political Theory —J.C. Johri
(c) Political Theory —Ray & Bhattacharya
(d) Political Theory —O.P. Gauba
Paper I Section B
 
(a) Comparative Govt. & Politics —J.C. Johri
(a) Comparative Govt. & Politics —Ronald Chilkote
 
(a) Modern Indian Political Thinkers —V.P. Verma
(b) Foundations of Indian Political Thought —V.R. Mehta
(c) Indian Govt. and Politics —A.S. Narang
(c) Indian Govt. and Politics —J.R. Siwach
(c) Indian Govt and Politics —M.P. Singh, Himanshu Roy
(d) Politics in India —Rajani Kothari
(e) Govt. and Politics of India —W.H. Morris Jones
 
Paper II Section A
(a) Theoretical aspects of International Politics
—Mahendra Kumar
(b) Politics among Nations —Morganthu
(c) International Politics —Schuman
 
Paper II Section B
(a) International Politics —Bookhives
(b) Regular issues of Frontline & World Focus (magazine)
   
SOCIOLOGY
Paper I
 
Herton and Hunt, Sociology, Mcgraw- Hill International, Singapore 1984
Abrahamson Mark, Urban Sociology, Prentice-Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980
Haris C. C., The Sociology Enterprises : A Disscussion of Fundamental Concept, St. Martin Press Inc., New York, 1980
Wilson John, Introduction to Social Movements, Basic Books, NY , 1998.
Hamilton , Malcom, B. The Sociology of Religion, Routledge, London , 1995.
Williams, Malcom, Science and Social Science : An Introduction, Routledge, London , 2000.
D.K.S. Roy, Social Development and the Empowerment of Mariginalised Groups: Perspectives and Strategies, Sage, New Delhi – 2001
Harris C.C., The Family, Allen and Unwin, London – 1977
Andreas Hess, Concept of Social Stratification, European and American Models, Palgrave, Houndmills, NY , 2001
Giddens, Anthony, Capitalisation and Modern Social Theory, University Press Cambridge, 1971
Smelser, N.J.The Sociology of Economic Life, Prentice Hall, New Delhi – 1988.
Haralombos, M, and Heald, R,M. Sociology : Themes and Perspectives, Oxford. Delhi – 1980.
Randall Collins, Theoretical Sociology, Harcourt Brace and Company, Florida, 1996.
Bottomore. T.B. Sociology : A GFuide of problem and Literature Allen and Unwin, London – 1972.
Etzioni, Amitali, Modern Organization, Prentice Hall, NY, 1995
Cuff, Sharrock, and Francis, Perrspective in Sociology, Routledge, NY 1995
 
Paper II
 
Mandelbaum, David, Society in India, University of California, Press Berkreley, 1970
Srivnivas M N Caste in Modern India and Other Essays, Asia Publishing House, Bombay -1962
Srinivas M N Social Change in Modern India, Berkeley,University of California Press 1966.
Srinivas and Shah, The Myth of the self sufficiency of the Indian Village, The Economic weekly, 12:1375-1378
Beteille Andre, The idea of Natural, Inequality and other Essays, Oxford, Delhi – 1987.
Beteille Andre Sociology, Oxford, New Delhi – 2002
Beteille Andre, Essay in Contemporary Sociology, Oxford, Delhi – 1987.
Singh Yogender Cultural Change in India, Rawat, Jaipur, 2002.
Beteille Andre, Social Inequality of Indian Penguine, London, 1978.
Singh Yogender, Modernization of Indian Tradition, Thompson Press, New Delhi – 1973.
Unnithan T K , Indra Dev and Singh, Y, (eds) Towards a Sociology of Culture in India, Prentice Hall, new Delhi – 1965.
Gupta, Dipasnkar, Interrograting Caste, Penguine, New Delhi – 2000.
Shah A M Family in Contempory India, Orient Longman, New Delhi – 2001.
Chandrani and Chandrani, Essay in Rural Sociology, Rawat, Jaipur -2000.
Desai, Neera, and Krishnaraj, Women and Society in India,New Delhi – 1990.
Singer Milton and Cohen B.S. Structure and chasnge in Indian Society, Weener Grin Foundation for Anthropological Research 1968.
Sharma K L (ed) Sociolo Inequilities in Indian , Profiles of Caste Class, Power and Sociol Mobility, Rawat, Jaipur 19945.
Gallenter Masrc, Competing, Inequalities, Oxford, NY 1998.
Joshi, P C Sociol Science and Development: Quest for Relevence, Hasr-Anand Publication, Delhi 1995.
   
STATISTICS
An Introduction to Probability Theory & Mathematical Statistics by V K Rohtagi
Fundamentals of Statistics (2 Vol.) by A M Goon, M K Gupta and B Dass Gupta
Introductory Probability and Statistical Applications by Paul Meyer
Sampling Techniques by William G. Cochran
Sampling Theory of Surveys with applications by B. V Sukhatme & B V Sukhatme
An Outline of Statistical Theory (2 Vol.) by A M Goon, M K Gupta and B .Dass Gupta
Fundamentals of Mathematical Statistics by A C Gupta and V K Kapoor
Fundamentals of Applied Statistics by S C Gupta and V K Kapoor
   
URDU
Paper I
 
Urdu ki Lisani Tashkil by Mirza Khalil Ahmad Beg
Mokqadwa; Tarikh-e-Zuban-e-Urdu by Prof. Maswood Husain Khan
Ansaf-e-SuKhan aur Sher Haiyyaten by Shamian Ahmed
 
Paper II
 
Urdu Shairi ka Tauqidi Mutala by Suenbul Nigar
Urdu Nasr ka Tauqidi Mutala by Suenbul Nigar
Urdu Adab Ki Tarikh by Noorul Hasan Naqvi
 
Cell and molecular bilogy by De Robertis, C.B. Powar
Comparative anatomy of vertebrate zoology – Kent
Animal physiology by H.R. Singh, Vander
Biochemistry by Harper, Leninger, Stryer, Rao
Embryology by Balinsky, A.K. Berry, Vir Bala Rastogi
Organic evolution by Veer Bala Rastogi
Genetics by P.K. Gupta, Gardner, Ahluwalia, Vir Bala Rastogi
Invertebrates by R.L. Kotpal, Nigam, Jordan
Vertebrates by R.L. Kotpal, Nigam, Jordan and Varma
Ecology by P.D. Sharma, Odum, Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj, Kotpal and Bali
Economic Zoology by Shukla and Upadhaya, Kotpal- Khetrapal – Aggarwal
Ethology by Reena Mathur, Magazines like Science Reporter, Nature
General Zoology by Storer and Usurger
Physiology by H.R. Singh
Evolution by Vir Bala Rastogi
A Dictionary of Entomology by Leftwich

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