• Best Books of Anthropology Optional For UPSC Exam

    • April 7, 2018
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    Anthropology Optional Book List for Civil Services

    Other than main subjects you have to select one optional if you are preparing for IAS exam. Anthropology is an optional subject, here we are discussing the anthropology books for different topics with the author name.

    1) Modernization of Indian tradition by Y. singh: Click here  
    2) Indian Contract Act Specific Relief Act by Pollock and mulla: Click here  
    3) An outline of Indian by Bhattacharya: Click here  
    4) An introduction to physical anthropology by Stein & Rowe: Click here  
    5) Physical anthropology and human genetics by Shukla & Rastogi: Click here  
    6) An introduction to anthropology by Haviland: Click here  
    7) Other cultures by Beattie: Click here  
    8) Social change in modern India by srinivas: Click here  
    9) An outline of Indian prehistory by Bhattacharya: Click here  
    10) An introduction to physical anthropology by Stein & Rowe: Click here  
    11) Physical anthropology and human genetics by Shukla & Rastogi: Click here  
    12) Human biology by harrison et.al: Click here  
    13) Other Cultures by Beattie: Click here  

    The syllabus got drastically changed, although we have added the list according to updated syllabus. The anthropology is divided into two paper, you should keep yourself updated. Anthropology is best and safest optional subject to choose, if you are biology student then it’s great to choose anthropology.

    Here is the paper-wise list of best books for anthropology optional:-

    Paper-I

    Part Book name Author name Detail
    Part- 1 Other cultures Beattie

    These books are informative and coherent in their approach and cover almost every topic of UPSC civil services

    Examination. You can refer these books to score good marks in IAS exam 2018 anthropology optional subject.

    An introduction to anthropology Beals and Hoijer
    An introduction to anthropology Haviland
    Economy and social relations Vaid
    An introduction to social cultural anthropology U S Mishra
    Part – 2 Human biology Harisson et. al

    These books covers topics like human genetics, origin of man and physical anthropology. These books are good to prepare for anthropology optional for UPSC examination.

    Physical anthropology and human genetics Shukla &Rastogi
    An introduction to physical anthropology Stein & Rowe
    Origins of man B. Janusch

    Paper-II

    Part Book name Author name Detail
    Indian society, social change NCERT book

    Start reading these books as you finish preliminary and prepare the notes, no need to search for new content. These books are good, you can cover almost each topic according to the syllabus of UPSC civil services exam.

    An outline of Indian prehistory Bhattacharya
    D K
    Caste in India and other essays Srinivas
    Social change in modern India srinivas
    Modernization of Indian tradition Y. singh

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