Sociology Optional Books for IAS Mains

The Optional subjects are the essential factor of UPSC IAS Exam. It plays a crucial role in deciding the rank of candidates in IAS Exam. The Sociology optional finds its place in the list of 48 subjects provided by UPSC. The optional paper is a part of Mains examination which holds 9 subjective papers. 

UPSC Sociology Optional Books 

Sociology has turned out as a vital part of general studies paper as well as an optional paper in civil services mains examination. Being one of the easiest optional subjects, many aspirants take Sociology yearly as their optional for UPSC Mains Exam. The syllabus of sociology optional subject for IAS exam can be tackled if approached with right strategies.

Like, other optional subjects sociology has two papers. Paper I of Sociology deals with the fundamentals of Sociology where Paper-II of Sociology optional deals with the Indian society, its structure, and change.

Here we are giving the important books for Paper I and Paper II of sociology optional for UPSC IAS Mains.

Sociology Optional Books for Paper-I

The table below gives the names of books which can be referred by the IAS aspirants to cover the Sociology syllabus:

Sociology Optional Books (Paper-I)
Sociology – Anthony Giddens
Sociological Theory – George Ritzer
Sociology – Haralambos & Holborn
Oxford Dictionary Of Sociology
Sociological Thought – Francis Abraham and John Henry Morgan
Political Theory – O P Gauba

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Sociology Optional Books for Paper-II

The table below gives the names of books which can be referred by the IAS aspirants to cover the Sociology syllabus:

Sociology Optional Books (Paper-II)
Social Change in India – M N Srinivas
Caste Its Twentieth Century Avatar – M N Srinivas
Handbook of Indian Sociology – Veena Das
Indian Society and Culture – Nadeem Hasnain
Modernization of Indian Tradition – Yogendra Singh
Persistence and Change in Tribal India – M.V. Rao
Rural Sociology – Doshi and Jain
Social Background of Indian Nationalism – A R Desai

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