UPSC Books for Anthropology Optional Booklist for UPSC Mains

Books for Anthropology Optional: Anthropology is likely the only optional in the UPSC Syllabus, and a significant chunk of it has been eliminated. Due to the removal of topics such as Development Anthropology, Ethnicity, Reproductive Biology, Twins, and others, it is hoped that the subject will once again be a popular option for the IAS exam, as it was a few years ago.

Anthropology is regarded as one of the top UPSC optional subjects. Aspirants are increasingly choosing it because of the subject’s high score potential. It has the shortest syllabus, which can be completed in as little as two months. In addition, the syllabus is well-defined and concise. The arithmetic curriculum is virtually totally stagnant.

Anthropology books for UPSC optional:

  1. Physical Anthropology – P Nath
  2. Fossil Evidence – S Das
  3. Social Anthropology – DN Majumdar & T N Madan
  4. Indian Anthropology – Nadeem Hasnain
  5. Anthropology Theories – Makhan Jha