UPSC Books for International Relations Booklist for UPSC Mains

UPSC Books for International Relations: International Relations is a major topic in the UPSC Mains Exam’s General Studies Paper-2. Every year, 100 marks questions from this area are asked, making it extremely vital for getting good grades on this paper. It’s worth noting that International Relations is primarily a current affairs based topic for UPSC Mains. As a result, in order to write elaborate yet effective replies to the topics presented in the tests, you must have a solid command of current events. International Relations is part of the UPSC Mains General Studies-II paper.

Books for Paper I

  1. An Introduction To Constitution by D.D. Basu
  2. An Introduction To Political Theory by O.P Gauba
  3. Fifty Major Political Thinkers by Ian Adams And R W Dyson
  4. A History Of Political Thought: Plato To Marx by Subrata Mukherjee And Sushila Ramaswamy
  5. An Oxford Companion To Politics In India by Niraja Gopal Jayal And Pratap Bhanu Mehta
  6. Foundations Of Indian Political Thought by V.R Mehta
  7. A New Look At Modern Indian History by B.L Grover And Alka Mehta
  8. India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra
  9. Indian Government And Politics by B L Fadia

Books for Paper II

  1. India’s Foreign Policy by V P Dutt
  2. International Organisations by Spectrum Books Publication
  3. International Relations by V N Khanna
  4. Challenge And Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy by Rajiv Sikri
  5. Does The Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy by David M. Malone
  6. Global Politics by Andrew Heywood