Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Sociology Optional

In this post of Important Reference Books For UPSC CSE Sociology Optional we endeavour to provide you with the list of best books for UPSC CSE Sociology Optional.

Sociology has turned out as a vital part of general studies paper as well as an optional paper in civil services mains examination. Being one of the easiest optional subjects, many aspirants take Sociology yearly as their optional for UPSC Mains Exam. The syllabus of sociology optional subject for IAS exam can be tackled if approached with right strategies.

Like, other optional subjects sociology has two papers. Paper I of Sociology deals with the fundamentals of Sociology where Paper-II of Sociology optional deals with the Indian society, its structure, and change.

Here we are giving the important books for Paper I and Paper II of sociology optional for UPSC IAS Mains.

Sociology Optional Books (Paper-I)

Sociology – Anthony Giddens
Sociological Theory – Ritzer George
Sociology – Haralambos & Holborn
Oxford Dictionary Of Sociology
Sociological Thought – M Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan
Political Theory – O P Gauba

Sociology Optional Books (Paper-II)

Social Change in India – M N Srinivas
Caste Its Twentieth Century Avatar – M N Srinivas
Handbook of Indian Sociology – Veena Das
Indian Society and Culture – Nadeem Hasnain
Modernization of Indian Tradition – Yogendra Singh
Persistence and Change in Tribal India – M.V. Rao
Rural Sociology – S L Doshi
Social Background of Indian Nationalism – A R Desai

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