History -how to prepare -UPSC

History -how to prepare -UPSC
History -how to prepare -UPSC

Indian History Books

  • Ancient Indian History
  • Medieval Indian History
  • Modern Indian History
  • World History (only in UPSC Mains)

List of Indian History Books for IAS Prelims exam:

UPSC History books for the prelims stage

List of History Books Category
A Brief History of Modern India Modern History
NCERT Class XI Modern India- Bipan Chandra Modern History
NCERT Class XI Medieval India – Satish Chandra Medieval History
NCERT Class XI Ancient India Ancient History
NCERT Class XII Theme in Indian History- I Ancient Indian History
NCERT Class XII Theme in Indian History- II Medieval Indian History
NCERT Class XII Theme in Indian History- III Medieval & Modern Indian History
NCERT Class XI an Introduction to Indian Art Ancient Indian History
NCERT Class XI Living Crafts Traditions of India Indian History
NCERT Class XI Crafts Tradition of India Indian History

List of Indian History Books for IAS Mains exam:

The History portion in UPSC Mains – GS Paper 1

Syllabus Description
Indian Culture Art Forms, Literature, Architecture from ancient to modern era
Modern Indian history Important personalities, events, problems during the mid of the 18th century till post-Independence
The Freedom Struggle Different phases & main contributors and contributions from various parts of the nation
India post-independence Post-independence consolidation & reorganization inside the country
World History events, colonization, the industrial revolution, world wars, redrawing of national boundaries, decolonization and political philosophies

Best History Books for IAS Mains exam are as follows:

List of History Books Category
History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur Modern History
Mastering Modern World History-Norman Lowe Modern World History
India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha Modern Indian History
India’s Struggle for Independence – Bipan Chandra Modern Indian History
History Of Modern India – Bipan Chandra Modern Indian History
Indian Art and Culture – Nitin Singhania Modern Indian History
India’s Ancient Past- RS Sharma Ancient Indian History
The Wonder That Was India – A.L. Basham Ancient Indian History
From Plassey to Partition Modern Indian History