UPSC Books for Political Science Booklist for UPSC Mains

Books for Political Science Booklist for UPSC: PSIR, or Political Science and International Relations, is a popular UPSC optional topic for the UPSC Mains Exam. Political Science and International Relations introduces you to one of the most complex courses, and it is one of the most useful things to learn for an aspiring bureaucrat.

However, having a strong interest in the subject is necessary before selecting it as an optional. If you are interested in studying political science, read the UPSC political science optional curriculum carefully.

Books For Political Science Paper I

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

Books For Political Science Paper-II

  1. India’s Foreign Policy – V P Dutt
  2. International Organisations- Spectrum Books Publication
  3. International Relations – V N Khanna
  4. Challenge And Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy- Rajiv Sikri
  5. Does The Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy- David M. Malone
  6. Global Politics- Andrew Heywood
  7. MPS-004 Comparative Politics: Issues And Trends By Expert Panel Of GPH