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What is the book list for PSIR as an optional?

PSIR is an optional subject for UPSC CSE. We will approach the sources syllabus wise and recommend Basic sources + Advanced sources for those who are thorough with the basic sources. Please do not try to read three sources for one portion at a time. First cover basic sources for the entire syllabus and then move on to vertical upgradation or value addition. Also apart from reading a source the key to UPSC lies in having command over what you have read. So ensure you read only that much you can revise.

BOOK LIST

SYLLABUSBASIC SOURCEADVANCED SOURCE
 

SECTION A -PAPER I


 

Western political thoughtIGNOUBRIAN NELSON OR SUBRATA MUKHERJEE ONLY ONE NOT BOTH.
Indian political thoughtIGNOUO P GAUBA
Political IdeologyOP GAUBAANDREW HEYWOOD POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
Concepts of liberty, equality, justice, rights, power, democracy, sovereigntyOP GAUBARAJEEV BHARGAVA – POLITICAL THEORY
Political theory and approaches

 

OP GAUBA

IGNOU

 
SECTION B- PAPER I
Perspectives on Indian National MovementIGNOU 
Indian government and politics

 Social Movements, Caste, Religion, Ethnicity

IGNOU AND NEWSPAPEROXFORD HANDBOOK ON INDIAN POLITICS
Polity and Indian ConstitutionM LAXMIKANTD D BASU
 

PAPER-II : SECTION A

Comparative PoliticsIGNOUJ C JOHARI
Theories and IssuesGLOBAL POLITICS – ANDREW HEYWOODTHE GLOBALIZATION OF WORLD POLITICS – BAYLIS AND SMITH
PAPER-II: SECTION B
INDIAN FOREIGN POLICYOXFORD HANDBOOK ON INDIAN FOREIGN POLICYTHE INDIA WAY- S JAISHANKAR

HOW INDIA SEES THE WORLD- SHYAM SARAN, ORF ARTICLES, MEA WEBSITE

INDIA AND WORLDMEA WEBSITENEWSPAPER, ORF ARTICLES