UPSC Books for Sociology Optional Booklist for UPSC Mains

Sociology Optional Booklist for UPSC: Civil service candidates’ favoured option for Optional course is Sociology Optional. Sociology is regarded as one of the easiest optional subjects to pass. With the right technique and insight, an aspirant can do well in the sociology optional and secure a spot on the final list. Due to its concise syllabus, Sociology Optional is one of the most popular optional subjects among UPSC hopefuls. This option’s materials are likewise widely available. The paper-by-paper booklist for sociology optional is as follows:

Paper 1

  1. Herton and Hunt, Sociology
  2. Mcgraw- Hill International, Singapore 1984
  3. Abrahamson Mark, Urban Sociology
  4. Prentice-Hall Inc, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980
  5. Haris C. C., The Sociology Enterprises: A Discussion of Fundamental Concept
  6. St. Martin Press Inc., New York, 1980
  7. Wilson John, Introduction to Social Movements
  8. Basic Books, NY , 1998
  9. Hamilton , Malcom, B. The Sociology of Religion
  10. Routledge, London , 1995
  11. Williams, Malcom, Science and Social Science: An Introduction
  12. Routledge, London , 2000
  13. D.K.S. Roy, Social Development and the Empowerment of Mariginalised Groups: Perspectives and Strategies
  14. Sage, New Delhi – 2001
  15. Harris C.C., The Family
  16. Allen and Unwin, London – 1977
  17. Andreas Hess, Concept of Social Stratification, European and American Models
  18. Palgrave, Houndmills, NY , 2001
  19. Giddens, Anthony, Capitalisation and Modern Social Theory
  20. University Press Cambridge, 1971
  21. Smelser, N.J.The Sociology of Economic Life
  22. Prentice Hall, New Delhi – 1988
  23. Haralombos, M, and Heald, R,M. Sociology : Themes and Perspectives
  24. Randall Collins, Theoretical Sociology
  25. Harcourt Brace and Company, Florida, 1996
  26. Bottomore. T.B. Sociology : A GFuide of problem and Literature
  27. Allen and Unwin, London – 1972
  28. Etzioni, Amitali, Modern Organization
  29. Prentice Hall, NY, 1995
  30. Cuff, Sharrock, and Francis, Perrspective in Sociology
  31. Routledge, NY 1995

Paper 2

  1. Mandelbaum, David, Society in India
  2. Srinivas M N Caste in Modern India and Other Essays
  3. Asia Publishing House, Bombay -1962
  4. Srinivas M N Social Change in Modern India
  5. Berkeley,University of California Press 1966
  6. Srinivas and Shah, The Myth of the self sufficiency of the Indian Village
  7. Beteille Andre Sociology
  8. Beteille Andre, The idea of Natural, Inequality and other Essays
  9. Beteille Andre, Essay in Contemporary Sociology
  10. Beteille Andre, Social Inequality of Indian Penguine
  11. Singh Yogender Cultural Change in India
  12. Singh Yogender, Modernization of Indian Tradition
  13. Thompson Press, New Delhi – 1973
  14. Unnithan T K , Indra Dev and Singh, Y, (eds) Towards a Sociology of Culture in India
  15. Gupta, Dipasnkar, Interrograting Caste
  16. Shah A M Family in Contempory India
  17. Orient Longman, New Delhi – 2001
  18. Chandrani and Chandrani, Essay in Rural Sociology
  19. Desai, Neera, and Krishnaraj, Women and Society in India
  20. Singer Milton and Cohen B.S. Structure and chasnge in Indian Society
  21. Weener Grin Foundation for Anthropological Research 1968
  22. Sharma K L (ed) Sociology Inequalities in Indian, Profiles of Caste Class, Power and Social Mobility
  23. Rawat, Jaipur 19945
  24. Gallenter Masrc, Competing, Inequalities
  25. Oxford, NY 1998
  26. Joshi, P C Sociol Science and Development: Quest for Relevance
  27. Hasr-Anand Publication, Delhi 1995