Reference Books for History

Important Books to Read for Preparation to Civil Services.


INDIAN HISTORY:

Book Name Author
NCERT History Books for Classes XI and XII
The Birth of Indian Civiliztion Allchins
The State and Varna Formation in the Mid-Ganga Plains R. S. Sharma
History of India, Volume 1 Romila Thapar
An Introductory Outline to Ancient India D. N. Jha
The Wonder that was India, Volume 1 A. L. Basham
The Wonder that was India, Volume 2 S. A. A. Rizvi
Medieval India, Parts 1 and 2 (Har Anand Pub.) Satish Chandra
Advanced History of Medieval India, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 J. L. Mehta
Modern Indian History Grover and Grover
India’s Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and Others
Modern India: From Plassey to Partition Shekhar Bandopadhyay
History of South India Nilakanta Sastri
An Advanced History of India R. C. Mazumdar and Others
Volume 2: History and Culture The Gazetteer of India
Indian History for Prelims (TMH Publication) K Krishna Reddy

INDIAN HISTORY:

Book Name Author
NCERT Story of World Civilization, Parts 1 and 2, for Classes IX and X
Contemporary World History (McMillan Publication) Norman Lowe
A History of World Civilization (OUP) J. E. Swain
A History of Modern Times (OUP) C. D. M. Ketelbey
History of World Civilizations, Parts B and C Burns and Others
Europe since Napoleon David Thomson
The Pelican History of the World J. M Roberts
International Relations Vikas Publications’
Modern World (Wizard Publication) K Krishna Reddy