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

SYLLABUS BASIC SOURCE ADVANCED SOURCE
 

SECTION A -PAPER I

 

Western political thought IGNOU BRIAN NELSON OR SUBRATA MUKHERJEE ONLY ONE NOT BOTH.
Indian political thought IGNOU O P GAUBA
Political Ideology OP GAUBA ANDREW HEYWOOD POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES
Concepts of liberty, equality, justice, rights, power, democracy, sovereignty OP GAUBA RAJEEV BHARGAVA – POLITICAL THEORY
Political theory and approaches

 

OP GAUBA

IGNOU

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

 Social Movements, Caste, Religion, Ethnicity

IGNOU AND NEWSPAPER OXFORD HANDBOOK ON INDIAN POLITICS
Polity and Indian Constitution M LAXMIKANT D D BASU
 

PAPER-II : SECTION A

Comparative Politics IGNOU J C JOHARI
Theories and Issues GLOBAL POLITICS – ANDREW HEYWOOD THE GLOBALIZATION OF WORLD POLITICS – BAYLIS AND SMITH
PAPER-II: SECTION B
INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY OXFORD HANDBOOK ON INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY THE INDIA WAY- S JAISHANKAR

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

INDIA AND WORLD MEA WEBSITE NEWSPAPER, ORF ARTICLES