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Suggested Anthropology Books for Paper I

We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Anthropology to help you in your prepration for the IAS and other services under the UPSC. so it helps to know the best reference books for the ias exam.

Books for (Part I) (Upto Topic 7)


  1. Beattie : Other Cultures  Buy Now
  2. Beals & Hoijer/ : An Introduction to Anthropology Buy Now
  3. Haviland : An Introduction to Anthropology Buy Now
  4. Vaid : Economy and Social Relations
  5. U.S. Mishra : An Introduction to Social-Cultural Anthropology (in Hindi) Buy Now
  6. Mishra & Hasnain : Unifying Anthropology
  7. Honigman : he World of Man
  8. Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology Buy Now
  9. Majumdar & Madan : An Introduction to Social Anthropology Buy Now
  10. Sagar Preet : Basic Concepts in Sociology and Anthropology
  11. Abhik Ghosh : Meetings with the Other (on Fieldwork Techniques)
  12. Gaya and Pandey : Cultural Anthropology Buy Now
(Part II)
  1. Harrison et. al : Human Biology  Buy Now
  2. Shukla & Rastogi : Physical Anthropology & Human Genetics Buy Now
  3. Stein & Rowe : An Introduction to Physical Anthropology. Buy Now
  4. Vaid & Pandey : Jaivik Manavshastra (in Hindi)
  5. B. Janusch : Origins of Man Buy Now
  6. Virender Kumar : Evolution of Genus Homo
  7. Surender Nath : Forensic Anthropology Buy Now
  8. B Jensen : Nutritional Anthropology Buy Now
  9. Surender Nath : Nutritional Anthropology
  10. M. Harris : Rise of Anthropological Theory Buy Now
  11. U.S. Misra : Anthropological Thought (in Hindi)
  12. Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology Buy Now
  13. Booklet published by Jawahar Publishers

Suggested IAS Anthropology Books for Paper II


  1. NCERT : Indian Society, Social Change
  2. Bhattacharya, D.K. : An Outline of Indian Prehistory Buy Now
  3. Srinivas : Caste in India & Other Essays Buy Now
  4. Srinivas : Social Change in Modern India Buy Now
  5. Y. Singh : Modernisation of Indian Tradition Buy Now
  6. Vidyarthi & Rai : Tribal Cultures of India
  7. Vidyarthi : Tribal Cultures of India Buy Now
  8. N. Hasnain : Indian Anthropology Buy Now
  9. N. Hasnain : Tribal India Buy Now
  10. R.C. Verma : Indian Tribes
  11. Vaid : Who Cares for Tribal Development (Hindi & English)
  12. A.L. Basham : The Wonder that was India Buy Now
  13. G.S. Bhatt : Bharatiya Samajik Vichar (in Hindi)
  14. Bharatiya Samajik Vichar (in Hindi) Buy Now
  15. Sagar Preet : Reservation for Backward Classes a Perspective

Topic Wise Reference Books on Anthropology

Anthropology Books for Paper I (Part I) (Upto Topic 7)
  1. Beattie : Other Cultures  Buy Now
  2. Beals & Hoijer : An Introduction to Anthropology  Buy Now
  3. Haviland : An Introduction to Anthropology  Buy Now
  4. Vaid : Economy and Social Relations
  5. U.S. Mishra : An Introduction to Social-Cultural Anthropology (in Hindi)
  6. Mishra & Hasnain : Unifying Anthropology
  7. Honigman : he World of Man
  8. Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology  Buy Now
  9. Majumdar & Madan : An Introduction to Social Anthropology  Buy Now
  10. Sagar Preet : Basic Concepts in Sociology and Anthropology
  11. Abhik Ghosh : Meetings with the Other (on Fieldwork Techniques)
Anthropology Books Paper I (Part II)
  1. Harrison et. al : Human Biology  Buy Now
  2. Shukla & Rastogi : Physical Anthropology & Human Genetics  Buy Now
  3. Stein & Rowe : An Introduction to Physical Anthropology  Buy Now
  4. Vaid & Pandey : Jaivik Manavshastra (in Hindi)
  5. B. Janusch : Origins of Man  Buy Now
  6. Virender Kumar : Evolution of Genus Homo
  7. Surender Nath : Forensic Anthropology  Buy Now
  8. Surender Nath : Nutritional Anthropology
  9. M. Harris : Rise of Anthropological Theory  Buy Now
  10. U.S. Misra : Anthropological Thought (in Hindi)
  11. Herskovits : Cultural Anthropology  Buy Now
  12. Booklet published by Jawahar Publishers
Anthropology Books for Paper II
  1. NCERT : Indian Society, Social Change
  2. Bhattacharya, D.K. : An Outline of Indian Prehistory  Buy Now
  3. Srinivas : Caste in India & Other Essays  Buy Now
  4. Srinivas : Social Change in Modern India  Buy Now
  5. Y. Singh : Modernisation of Indian Tradition  Buy Now
  6. Vidyarthi & Rai : Tribal Cultures of India
  7. N. Hasnain : Indian Anthropology  Buy Now
  8. N. Hasnain : Tribal India  Buy Now
  9. R.C. Verma : Indian Tribes
  10. Vaid : Who Cares for Tribal Development (Hindi & English)  Buy Now
  11. A.L. Basham : The Wonder that was India  Buy Now
  12. G.S. Bhatt : Bharatiya Samajik Vichar (in Hindi)
  13. Sagar Preet : Reservation for Backward Classes a Perspective
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