We have compiled for you a list of IAS books for Sociology 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.
Referring to the right books is a very important part of the IAS exam. We have here tried to make an important and exhaustive list of books that are required for preparing for the civil services exam conducted by UPSC. Those of you who choose Sociology as your optional subject for the UPSC mains exam should carefully go through this list and make your preparation well in advance. Please try to get as many of these books as possible for your reference.
Herton and Hunt, Sociology, Mcgraw - Hill International, Singapore 1984
Abrahamson Mark, Urban Sociology, Prentice-Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980 Buy Now
Haris C. C., The Sociology Enterprises: A Disscussion of Fundamental Concept, St. Martin Press Inc., New York, 1980 Buy Now
Wilson John, Introduction to Social Movements, Basic Books, NY , 1998. Buy Now
Hamilton, Malcom, B. The Sociology of Religion, Routledge, London, 1995. Buy Now
Williams, Malcom, Science and Social Science: An Introduction, Routledge, London, 2000. Buy Now
D.K.S. Roy, Social Development and the Empowerment of Mariginalised Groups: Perspectives and Strategies, Sage, New Delhi – 2001 Buy Now
Harris C.C., The Family, Allen and Unwin, London – 1977 Buy Now
Andreas Hess, Concept of Social Stratification, European and American Models, Palgrave, Houndmills, NY , 2001 Buy Now
Giddens, Anthony, Capitalisation and Modern Social Theory, University Press Cambridge, 1971 Buy Now
Smelser, N.J.The Sociology of Economic Life, Prentice Hall, New Delhi - 1988. Buy Now
Haralombos, M, and Heald, R.M. Sociology: Themes and Perspectives, Oxford. Delhi - 1980. Buy Now
Randall Collins, Theoretical Sociology, Harcourt Brace and Company, Florida, 1996. Buy Now
Bottomore. T.B. Sociology: A Guide of problem and Literature Allen and Unwin, London - 1972. Buy Now
Etzioni, Amitali, Modern Organization, Prentice Hall, NY, 1995 Buy Now
Cuffs, Sharrock, and Francis, Perspective in Sociology, Routledge, NY 1995 Buy Now
Mandelbaum, David, Society in India, University of California, Press Berkreley, 1970 Buy Now
Srivnivas M N Caste in Modern India and Other Essays, Asia Publishing House, Bombay -1962 Buy Now
Srinivas M N Social Change in Modern India, Berkeley,University of California Press 1966. Buy Now
Srinivas and Shah, The Myth of the self sufficiency of the Indian Village, The Economic weekly, 12:1375-1378 Buy Now
Beteille Andre Sociology, Oxford, New Delhi - 2002 Buy Now
Beteille Andre, The idea of Natural, Inequality and other Essays, Oxford, Delhi - 1987. Buy Now
Beteille Andre, Essay in Contemporary Sociology, Oxford, Delhi - 1987. Buy Now
Beteille Andre, Social Inequality of Indian Penguine, London, 1978. Buy Now
Singh Yogender Cultural Change in India, Rawat, Jaipur, 2002. Buy Now
Singh Yogender, Modernization of Indian Tradition, Thompson Press, New Delhi - 1973. Buy Now
Unnithan T K , Indra Dev and Singh, Y, (eds) Towards a Sociology of Culture in India, Prentice Hall, new Delhi - 1965.
Gupta, Dipasnkar, Interrograting Caste, Penguine, New Delhi - 2000 Buy Now
Shah A M Family in Contempory India, Orient Longman, New Delhi - 2001.
Chandrani and Chandrani, Essay in Rural Sociology, Rawat, Jaipur -2000.
Desai, Neera, and Krishnaraj, Women and Society in India,New Delhi - 1990 Buy Now
Singer Milton and Cohen B.S. Structure and chasnge in Indian Society, Weener Grin Foundation for Anthropological Research 1968 Buy Now
Sharma K L (ed) Sociolo Inequilities in Indian , Profiles of Caste Class, Power and Sociol Mobility, Rawat, Jaipur 19945.
Gallenter Masrc, Competing, Inequalities, Oxford, NY 1998.
Joshi, P C Sociol Science and Development: Quest for Relevence, Hasr-Anand Publication, Delhi 1995.
Ram Ahuja: Society in India Buy Now
Ram Ahuja: Social problems in India Buy Now
IGNOU notes (especially for thinkers and topic on Indian system)
Caste its 20th Century Avatar - M.N. Srinivas Buy Now
Participation as freedom - Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze
Y. Singh - Modernisation of Indian Tradition Buy Now
Y. Singh - Social tradition in India
L.P. Vidhyarthi - Tribal India
Social structure - M.N. Srinivas Buy Now
Yojana (Independence day special 2001 on population)
Y. Singh - Social Change in India Buy Now
Basic Concepts of Indian sociology - Y Singh (Modernization of Indian Tradition), Villavge, Town, City, Maclver & Page
NCERT texts books on sociology
Sociology - T.B. Bottomore
Sociology - Harry M. Johnson
Sociology: An introduction and analysis - Maclver and Page
Social anthropology - Madan and Majumdar
Social Thought - Abraham and Morgan
Dictionary of sociology - Dunean and Mitchel or Penguin
Sociology Dictionary - William P. Scott
Introductory sociology: T.B. Bottmore
Basic contribution of sociological and anthropological thinkers: dictionary of sociology, Social and cultural process: Maclver and Page and Madan & Majumdar
Deviance and central: Social stratification - Harlambos and T.B. Bottomore
Political institutions - Bottomore
Religious and social institutions - Madan & Majumdar Niel J. Smelser- Economy and Society
Abraham and Francis - Sociological theory
Sociology - Sachideva & Vidhya Bushan
Sociology Themes & Perspectives - Moralambose & R.M. Heald.
Social Anthropology - Madan & Majumdar
Political System - Smelser
Cultural Anthropology -Madan and Majumdar
Sociology - Horton and Hunt
Harlambus - Introduction to Sociology
Social Demography - Asha & Bandhi
Chapters from a good book on Demography and Urban geography