[UPSC Mains GS1] Paper I : GS1 History, Culture, Social Issues, Geography of India and World

Paper I : GS1: History, Culture, Social Issues & Geography of India and World

Important Books:

New Arrival : IAS Mains General Studies - Indian Heritage & Culture History & Geography of the World & Society (Paper 1) - Arihant


  1. Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum / Here (Culture – GS1)
  2. Indian Art and Culture  (Culture – GS1)
  3. Indian Heritage and Culture / Here  (Culture – GS1)
  4. From Plassey to Partition - A History Of Modern India /Here  (History – GS1)
  5. History of Modern India - Bipan Chandra (History – GS1)
  6. Spectrum Book on Brief History of Modern India- Rajiv Ahir (History – GS1)
  7. Comprehensive History Of Modern India – Spectrum(History – GS1)
  8. India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra / Here  (History – GS1)
  9. India After Gandhi: The History Of The World’s Largest Democracy- R.C. Guha / Here (History – GS1)
  10. Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe (Buy From Amazon India)   Or This IMPORTED Edition  ( World History – GS1)
  11. History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty First Century- Arjun Dev ( World History – GS1)
  12. History of Modern World – Jain and Mathur  (World History – GS1)
  13. Indian Society – Ram Ahuja (Social Issues – GS1)
  14. Social Problems in India – Ram Ahuja (Social Issues – GS1)
  15.  Silent features of Indian Society (Social Issues)
  16. Contemporary Issues in Globalization : An Introduction to Theory and Policy in India (Social Issues – GS1)
  17. Certificate Physical and Human Geography -Goh Cheng Leong (Physical Geography – GS1)
  18. India & World Geography by TMH- Majid Hussain (Geography – GS1)
  19. Geography of India -Majid Hussian (Indian Geography – GS1)
  20. INDIA: A COMPREHENSIVE GEOGRAPHY - D. R. Khullar / Here (Indian Geography – GS1)
  21. The Orient BlackSwan School Atlas (With CD-ROM) 6th Edition
    ( Geography – GS1)
  22. Oxford School Atlas (With CD)  by Oxford University Press
    ( Geography – GS1)
  23. Contemporary Essays - Ramesh Singh OR 151 ESSAYS For UPSC Mains (Essay Paper) 
  24. IAS Mains Civil Services Main Examination: General Studies Chapter-wise Solved Papers. [Question Papers] 


Also Read :
Paper 2 : GS2 Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and IR
Paper 3 : GS3 Technology, Economic Development, Bio diversity, Environment, Security and Disaster Management



Detailed Studyplan and Books

Topic 1 : Culture


Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

Essential NCERT BOOKS


  1. NCERT Class VI – History – Our Past
  2. NCERT Class VII – Our Past -I
  3. NCERT  Class VIII – Our Past II and III
  4. NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History I
  5. NCERT Class-XII – Themes in Indian History – II
  6. NCERT Class XII – Themes In Indian History III

Important Reference Book


  1. Facets of Indian Culture
  2. Indian Art and Culture 
  3. Indian Heritage and Culture / Here  
  4.  
Topic 2 : Modern History

Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues.

     1.  From Plassey to Partition - A History Of Modern India 
    2. History of Modern India 1st Edition
    3.  Spectrum Book on Brief History of Modern India
    4.  Comprehensive History Of Modern India – Spectrum


Topic 3 : The Freedom Struggle


The Freedom Struggle ‐ its various stages and important contributors  /contributions  from  different  parts  of  the country.


Bipan Chandra’s Struggle For India’s Independence.


Topic 4 : Post Independence Era


Post‐independence  consolidation  and  reorganization within the country. Both must Have books for this section are :

India Since Independence – Bipan Chandra / Here
India After Gandhi: The History Of The World’s Largest Democracy


Topic 5 : History of the World


History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars,  redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.‐ their forms and effect on the society.

Mastering Modern World History by Norman Lowe (Buy From Amazon India)   Or This IMPORTED Edition
History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty First Century by Arjun Dev

OR

Old NCERT World History Class-X
Contemporary World by Arjun Dev / Old NCERT xerox by same author


Topic 6 : Indian Society

Indian Society – Ram Ahuja

Social Problems in India – Ram Ahuja
Salient features of Indian Society
NCERT – Indian Society Class 12


Topic 7 : Social Issues


Role of women and women’s organization, population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies.
Women’s organization,
Population and associated issues,
Poverty and developmental issues,
Urbanization


Topic 8 : Effects of Globalization on Indian Society
  1. Indian Society – Ram Ahuja
  2. Social Problems in India – Ram Ahuja
  3. Contemporary Issues in Globalization : An Introduction to Theory and Policy in India

Topic 9 : Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism & Secularism.


Social Empowerment,
Communalism,
Regionalism

Secularism



Topic 10 : Salient features of World’s Physical Geography


Certificate Physical and Human Geography 1st Edition

Fundamentals of Physical Geography (
NCERT Class-XI)
Principles of Geography - NECRT 11th Book
Economic Geography of the World (11th Class NCERT)


Topic 11 :


Distribution of key natural resources across  the world (including South Asia and the Indian sub‐continent); factors responsible  for  the  location of primary, secondary,  and tertiary sector  industries  in  various  parts  of  the  world (including India)
Geography of India - Majid Hussain
India : Comprehensive Geography - D. R. Khullar
/ Here

NCERT Class XII – Human Geography
NCERT Class-XII – India-People and Economy

Physical Geography of India (NCERT)

Environment & Economic Geography (NCERT - 9th Class)
Cultural & Economic Geography of India (NCERT)
Those who don't have time to read NCERT they can read this one : India & World Geography by TMH- Majid Hussain


Topic 12 : Geophysical Phenomenons


Important Geophysical phenomena such as earthquakes, Tsunami,  Volcanic  activity,  cyclone  etc.,  geographical features and their location‐ changes in critical geographical features (including water‐bodies and ice‐caps) and in flora and fauna and the effects of such changes.

 Certificate Physical and Human Geography 1st Edition


GS Manuals :
  1. Tata Macgrawill General Studies Manual [English]
  2. Tata Macgrawill General Studies  Manual [Hindi]
  3. General Studies Manual Paper - I  Publisher: Arihant
  4. The Pearson General Studies Paper I Publisher: Pearson
  5. General Studies - 2014 (Paper 1) 35th Edition Publisher: Unique
  6. Spectrum's Handbook for General Studies 24th Edition


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