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Political Science Books for IAS

We have compiled a list of books on Political Science for the preparation of the Civil Services exam. We can vouch that these are best known references on political science for the preparation of the IAS exam. These books could be helpful for other exams conducted by the UPSC. So make use of these referred books and prepare your own notes according to syllabus on Political Science

General Books For Political Science

Books on Political Science as Optional subject for IAS Exam are as Follows:

Paper I Section A

  1. A History of Political thought -Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy Buy Now

  2. A History of Political thought -J.P. Suda Buy Now

  3. For Manu & Kautilya : Foundations of Indian Political thought- V.R. Mehta Buy Now

  1. Modern Political Theory -S.P. Verma Buy Now

  2. Modern Political Theory -Madan Gandhi

  1. Political Theory -Eddy Ashirvatham Buy Now

  2. Political Theory -J.C. Johri Buy Now

  3. Political Theory -Ray & Bhattacharya Buy Now

  4. Political Theory -O.P. Gauba Buy Now

Paper I Section B
  1. Comparative Govt. & Politics -J.C. Johri Buy Now

  2. Comparative Govt. & Politics -Ronald Chilkote

  1. Modern Indian Political Thinkers -V.P. Verma

  2. Foundations of Indian Political Thought -V.R. Mehta Buy Now

  3. Indian Govt. and Politics -A.S. Narang

  4. Indian Govt. and Politics -J.R. Siwach

  5. Indian Govt and Politics -M.P. Singh, Himanshu Roy

  6. Politics in India -Rajani Kothari Buy Now

  7. Govt. and Politics of India -W.H. Morris Jones



Paper II Section A
  1. Theoretical aspects of International Politics

  2. -Mahendra Kumar
  3. Politics among Nations -Morganthu Buy Now

  4. International Politics -Schuman Buy Now


Paper II Section B
  1. International Politics -Bookhives Buy Now

  2. Regular issues of Frontline & World Focus (magazine) Others IIPA Journal, The Hindu, Frontline


Topic Wise Books For Pol. Science - Political Theory and Indian Politics
  1. George H. Sabine ( Western political theory)

  2. Eddy Ashrivatham (Political theory) Buy Now

  3. C.L. Wayper (Political thought)

  4. O.P. Gauba (An introduction to political thought) Buy Now

  5. R.M. Bhagat (Western political thought)

  6. Amal Roy and Mohit Bhattacharya (political theory, ideas and institutions) Buy Now

  7. S.P. Varma (Modern political theory) Buy Now

  8. J.C. Jauhary (Comparative politics) Buy Now

  9. Indian Polity for Civil Services Examinations - M. Laxmikanth.Buy Now

  10. A.S. Sandhu (Political theory)

  11. Pukharaj Jain (Political thought)


Indian Constitution And Politics
  1. M.V. Paylee (Indian Constitution)

  2. D.D Basu (An introduction to Indian constitution) Buy Now

  3. V.N. Shukla (Constitution of India, couple of chapters are really relevant) Buy Now

  4. A.C. Kapoor (Comparative Governments)

  5. V.P. Varma (Indian political theory)

  6. K.R. Bombwal (Comparative constitutions)

  7. Bipin Chandra (Freedom struggle) Buy Now

  8. Simit Sarkar (Modern India) Buy Now

  9. A.R. Desai (Social background of Indian Nationalism) Buy Now

  10. Paul Brass (Politics in India since independence)

  11. Independent India: First Fifty Years - Hiranyamay Kelkar Buy Now

  12. Indian foreign policy agenda for 21st century (1998 Foreign Service institute) - Lalit Mansingh Buy Now

  13. India's foreign policy in a changing world (1999) - V.P. Dutt

  14. People's right and the state in the third world -Manjooran Mohanty & Partha Mukherjee Buy Now

  15. World politics in the twentieth century - Paul Kenedy

  16. Nuclear India (1998) Jasjit Singh Buy Now


General Books for Political Science
  1. Our Constitution By Subhash C Kashyap Buy Now

  2. Our Parliament By Subhash C Kashyap Buy Now

  3. Perspective on Constitution (ED) by P.M Bakshi Buy Now

  4. Introduction to the Constitution by D.D. Basu Buy Now