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    Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    History books for mains
    Sir ,plz suggest me books for history mains paper 1&2

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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    Dear friend,

    Civil Services Exam is conducted by UPSC every year for the recruitment of posts like IAS, IFS, IPS, etc.

    You have to qualify following stages to clear Civil Services Exam:

    >> Preliminary Exam (CSAT Exam)

    >> Mains Exam

    >> Personal Interview

    Some of the good books for the preparation of History Mains Exam are:

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    History: UPSC Mains Examination Topic Wise Question Analysis 1st Edition (Paperback)
    Author: Upscportal Editorial Board
    Publisher: Kalinjar Publication (2012)
    Price: Rs. 147

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    An Advanced History of India (4/e) (Comb. Ed.) 4th Edition (Paperback)
    Author: Majumdar Et Al.
    Publisher: MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA LTD (2000)
    Price: Rs. 396

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    Modern Indian History 1st Edition (Paperback)
    Author: Mohammad Tarique
    Publisher: Tata Mcgraw Hill Education (2007)
    Price: Rs. 221

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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    hi,

    Best books for History subject in Mains exam;-

    Indian History For The UPSC Civil Services Examinations
    by K Krishna Reddy
    Publisher: Tata Mgraw Hill
    Price: Rs. 525


    History: UPSC Mains Examination Topic Wise Question Analysis
    by Upscportal Editorial Board
    Publisher: Upscportal Publications
    Price: Rs. 150


    UPSC Portal Indian History
    by UPSC Portal
    Publisher: UPSC Portal
    Price: Rs. 120


    UPSC Portal Indian History for Civil Services Preliminary Examinations
    by Sachchida Nand Jha
    Publisher: UPC Portal Publications
    Price: Rs. 395

    All the best...................

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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    Hello..!!

    For books, I would suggest "Modern India" by Bipin Chandra, supplemented by "India's struggle for Independence" by Bipin Chandra, Mukherjee, Panikkar.

    Spectrum's book on Modern India that people is also a storehouse for facts!

    For ancient history, I suggest "Ancient India" by R.S.Sharma(a wonderfully concise book where every single word is important) and supplemented sparsely by "The Wonder that was India" by A.L.Basham.


    Romila Thapar's treatment of "Ashoka" is venerated in Indian Historiography.

    For Medieval India, I suggest Satish Chandra's two volumes on Medieval India quite sufficent.


    Apart from this, another famous standard text is "An Advanced History of India" by Majumdar, Raychaudhri and Dutta.

    All The Best.

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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    hello friend
    you may buy

    SHARDA
    ARIHANT
    KIRAN
    J.M RAMSANI

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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    Dear if you have selected History as your optional subject at mains examination then you need to prefer these following books to prepare for this examination because these books are the best to prepare for this section and preferred by the toppers of IAS examination

    1. Romila Thapar - Ancient History and Indian Culture
    2. Romila Thapar - History of India and World
    3. Bipin Chandra - Modern History
    4. NCERT + 2 Level Books - Ancient History, Medieval and Modern India
    5. Publication Division - Gazetteer of India Volume - II -Indian History and Culture
    6. Gopal Krishna - Important Peoples in Indian History - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore etc.
    7. Indian Modern History by AC Banarjee
    8. Groover and Groover - Indian Modern History
    9. Indian History New Edition by Mr. Agnihotri
    10. Competition Wizard Work Book
    11. Arihant Publication - Practice Work book for History for civil services

    Dear there are so many books available in market but these books are the best and if you use these books and I would say that do not buy all books but use at least 3-4 books of different sections as you consider the best and read a single book more than 10 times before examination then only you will get good command over this subject because revision is everything for IAS examination and for all other competitive examination and below I have attached some previous years question papers for this subject which provides more information about the examination so please download and get more details and prepare well for exam

    All the best
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    Re: Recommended books for History Mains Paper 1 and 2?

    dear candidate,
    few books are shortlisted for you paper I & paper II for history.
    hope this helps you.

    NCERT (6TH TO 12TH STANDARD): JUST TO BE IN TOUCH AGAIN WITH SUBJECT AND DEVELOP INTEREST IN READING ANCIENT INDIA, MEDIEVAL INDIA, MODERN INDIA.FREEDOM STRUGGLE- BIPIN CHANDRA
    MODERN INDIA- SPECTRUM

    hope this information helps you

    all the best...

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