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Best Book Of History Optional For UPSC Exam

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Best Book Of History Optional For UPSC Exam

History optional is the only subject whose almost 90% content is now there in GS (Main + Prelim). So the logic is that even if one does not have History optional, about 90% of History optional subject one has to study. Given below is the table which depicts syllabus of History optional subject and New General Studies for comparison. Almost, the entire syllabus of History is included in New GS.

Best Book Of  History Optional For UPSC Exam

History Optional Subject
General Studies
Paper I – Ancient IndiaPrelimsAncient India
MainsIndian Heritage & Culture (Ancient) – GS 1
Paper I – Medieval IndiaPrelimsMedieval India
MainsIndian Heritage & Culture (Medieval) – GS 1
Paper – II Modern India (Mid of 18th century to Present)PrelimsModern India (Mid of 18th century to 1947)
Mains
  • Modern India (Mid of 18th century to Present) – GS 1
  • Post-Independence Consolidation – GS 1
  • Indian Heritage & Culture (Modern) – GS 1
Paper II – World History (18th century to present)MainsHistory of World from 18th century till today) – GS 1

Books for History Optional For UPSC Mains Exam – English

  • A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India: From the Stone Age to the 12th Century
  • Medieval India I: Researches in the History of India 1200-1750
  • From Plassey to Partition: A History of Modern India by Shekhar Bandopadhyaya
  • A New Look at Modern Indian History From 1707 to the Modern Times
  • The Wonder That Was India by A.L. Basham
  • Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe
  • History of the World by Arjun Dev
  • Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
  • Historical Atlas Of India

Books for History Optional For UPSC Mains Exam – Hindi

  • Plassi Se Vibhajan Tak: Adhunik Bharat Ka Itihas
  • Adhunik Bharat Ka Etihas – By Bipan Chandra
  • Bharat: Gandhi Ke Baad by Ramchandra Guha
  • Samkaleen Vishwa Ka Itihas 1890 – 2008
  • Historical Atlas Of India
  • Bharatiya Kala, Sanskriti Evam Virasat

Syllabus of History Optional For UPSC Exam

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