Important books for Geography optional for UPSC IAS Mains

Geography as a subject assumes a significant part in all competitive examinations. It assumes great significance in both Prelims and Mains examination in the UPSC exam. It is a vast subject dealing with the spatial association between individuals, places, and the earth and it broadly covers all sphere. If the approach to the subject is right, this is the most scoring optional that also helps in general studies paper. Many candidates have cracked UPSC Civil services IAS examination by opting geography as their optional subject.

Booklist for Geography UPSC mains optional/Best book for UPSC Geography optional:

Books for Geography Paper I

  • A Geography by Population – R.C. Chandna
  • Agricultural Geography – Majid Husain
  • Climatology – D.S.Lal
  • Economic and Social Geography – Made Simple by Rupa Publisher
  • Economic Geography- Hartshorn & Alexander
  • Environmental Awareness – R.C.Chandna
  • Environmental Geography – Savindra Singh
  • Environmental Geography -Saxena
  • General Climatology -Critchfield
  • Geomorphology – Savindra Singh
  • Human Geography -Majid Husain
  • Oceanography- Sharma & Vatal, NCERT
  • Evolution of Geographic Thought-Majid Husain
  • Physical Geography – Made Simple, Rupa Publisher
  • Physical Geography – Savindra Singh
  • Physical Geography -Strahler & Strahler
  • Physical Geography in Diagrams -Bunnett
  • Political Geography -R.D.Dixit
  • Principles of Geomorphology-W.D. Thornbury
  • Regional Planning: Regional Planning – Chand & Puri
  • Urbanization & Urban Systems in India- Ramachandran

Books for Geography Paper II

  • A Geography of India -Gopal Singh
  • Agriculture Geography – Majid Husain
  • Certificate Physical and Human Geography – Goh Cheng Leong
  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India – C.B. Mamoria
  • Economic and Commercial Geography of India – Sharma & Coutinho
  • Economical and Commercial Geography -Sharma & Coutinho
  • Economical and Commercial Geography of India – C.B. Mamoria
  • Environmental Awareness – R.C.Chandna
  • Environmental Geography – Savinder Singh
  • Environmental Geography – Saxena
  • Geography of India – Majid Husain
  • Geography of Population- R.C.Chandna
  • Hindu’s Survey on Agriculture.
  • Human Geography – Majid Husain
  • India disasters – Report
  • Indian Economy by Dutt and Sundaram
  • Oxford School Atlas – Oxford
  • Political Aspects: Modern Political Geography of India – B.L. Sukhwal.
  • Regional Planning and Development -Chand and Puri
  • Urbanization and Urban Systems in India -Ramachandran
  • Environmental Awareness – R.C.Chandna
  • Environmental Geography – Saxena

 

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