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5 Books to Study History for IAS Prelims Exam
The subject constitutes a major part of both the Prelims and the Mains Examination. Some topics like ancient, medieval, and Modern history of India, the sub-continent traces the origins of early civilisation, the inception, growth, and expansion of kingdoms and empire are of extreme importance while preparing for the UPSC CSE Exam. History is a tricky subject but when thoroughly prepared holds certain benefits. If you want to prepare well in history then there are several books written by Indian and foreign authors which give an in-depth knowledge about the subject to the aspirants. The book authored by late A L Basham in , was one of its kind in-depth research on the ancient roots in the subcontinent. The Wonder that was India gives a comprehensive detail about the existence of civilisation on the Indian landmass way before the time of Romans, while it also delves into the development of Indus Valley civilisation and the possible reason behind the decline of such a prosperous civilisation. The book is a comprehensive guide to a period of thousand years from AD to AD, this period in the Indian subcontinent is often referred as the Golden age as India was way ahead in terms architecture and society against their Western counterparts.
Also it is fun and interesting to read with all the historic tales, battles, and cultures to study. This post lists the recommended History books for IAS exam. These books are as per the revised History syllabus for IAS Mains and will be useful in your preparation of History optional. Sure y not. If upsc permits u to appear for the exam till this age then y should it be biased against you? Good morning , the above listed history books are also available in Hindi with same author and publication please advise.