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|