AP PSC Syllabus : Group - I Services Reference Books

AP PSC Syllabus : Group - I Services Reference Books

Section I

History and Cultural Heritage of India with Emphasis on 20th Century History of India

1. R.C. Majumdar – Raya Choudhari & Datta – Advanced History of India.
2. D.D. Kosambi – An Historical Outline of Indian Culture and History.
3. A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.
4. Sumit Sarkar – Writing Social History.
5. S.C. RayaChoudhary – Social Cultural and Economic History of India. (Earliest Times to Present Times)
6. M.N.Srinivas – Social Change in Modern India.
7. Bipin Chandra – Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism.
8. K.N. Panikar – Culture and Ideology in Colonial India.
9. Kenneth Jones – Social and Religious Reform Movement in India.
10. V.A. Narayan – Social Reforms in Modern India.
11. Tarachand – A History of the Freedom Movement in India Vol. I & II.
12. Sumit Sarkar – Modern India.
13. A.R. Desai – Peasants Struggle in India.
14. R.S. Sarma- Indian Feudalism – Comprehensive History of India – Vol. 10 to 12.
15. N.V. Bhattacharya – Medieval Movements in India.
16. Romila Thapar – Ancient Indian Social History.
17. K.A. Nilakanta Sastry – A History of South India.
18. Romila Thapar – History of India – Vol. I & II.
19. R.S. Sharma – Material Culture and Social Formation in Ancient India.
20. A.L. Bashom – The Cultural History of India.
21. A.L. Srivastavan – History of India from 1000 to 1707.
22. S.R. Sharma – Mughul Rule in India.
23. J.L. Mehta – Advanced Studies in the History of Medieval India – Vol. I & II.
24. Bipin Chandra _ Nationalisam and Colonialism in Modern India.
25. Omredt Gail – Cultural Revolt in a Colonial Society. The Non-Brahman movement in Western India.
26. V. Geetha and Rajadurai – Towards Non-Brahmin Millenium.
27. O.Hanlon Rosalind – Caste, Conflict and Ideology, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule and Low
Caste Protest in 19th Century Western India.
28. Dananjaya Keer – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Life History.
29. R.P.Tripathi & A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.
30. Bipin Chandra – Essays in Contemporary India.

Section II

Social and Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh.

1. S.C. Raya Choudhari – Social Cultural and Economic History of India.
(Earliest Times to Present Times)
2. R.C. Majumdar – Raa Choudhari and Datta – Advanced History of India.
3. A.R. Desai – Social Background of Indian Nationalism.
4. Sumit Sarkar – Writing Social History.
5. M.N. Srinivas – Social Change in Modern India.
6. V.A. Narayan – Social Reforms in Modern India.
7. Kenneth Jones – Social and Religious Reform Movement in India.
8. K.A. Nilakanta Sastry – A History of South India.
9. K. Satyanarayana – A Study of History and Culture of Andhras Vol. I & II.
10. K. Balendu Sekharan – The Andhras through the Ages.
11. B.V. Krishna Rao - Early Dynasties of Andhra Desa.
12. V. Ramakrishna – Social Reforms in Andhra.
13. N. Venkata Ramanaiah – Andhrula Charitra (Telugu)
14. M. RamaRao – Satavahana Sanchika (Telugu)
15. M.V. Ramanaiah – Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi.
16. D.C. Ganguly- Eastern Chalukyas.
17. B.S.L. Hanumantha Rao – Indian History and Culture – Vol. I & II.
18. Bhandakar – Early History of the Deccan.
19. Gopala Chary – Early History of the Andhra Country.
20. Suravaram Pratap Reddy – Andhrula Sanghika Charitra (Telugu).
21. P.V. Parabrahma Sastry – Kakatiyas.
22. P. Raghunadha Rao – History of Modern Andhra Pradesh.
23. Sarojini Regani – Nizam British Relations – 1724 – 1857.
24. Sarojini Regani – High Lights of Freedom Movement in Andhra Pradesh.
25. A.V. Koti Reddy – Andhra Pradesh History – Samuskruthi.
26. M. Venkata rangaiah – The Freedom struggle in Andhra Pradesh – Vol. I & II.
27. G.V. Subba Rao – The Freedom Struggle in Hyderabad State – Vol. I to IV.
28. Y. Balarama Murthy – Andhrula Samkshipta Charitra (Telugu).
29. Madapati Hanumantha Rao - Telangana Andhrodyamamu (Telugu) Vol. I & II.
30. D. Ramanuja Rao – Telangana Jateeyodhyamamulu (Telugu).
31. Veladurthy Manikya Rao – Hydserabadlo Swatantrodhyamamu (Telugu).

PAPER – II: Section III

Aravind S. Indian Administration – Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi, 1992.
Austin Graneille, Working Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience, Oxford 1999.
Avasti and Avasti, Indian Administration, Lakshmi Narain Agarwal, Agra, 1998.
Basu, D.D.., An introduction to the Constitution of India, Prentice Hall, New Delhi, 2006.
General Studies Manual, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.
Gapta M.C.and Kamal N. KABRA. Public Administration in India. Gyan Publishing
House, New Delhi, 1999.
Hoshiar Singh and Mohinder Singh, Public Administration in India, Sterling Publishes,
New Delhi, 1995.
Jam R.B. Public Administration in India: 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance,
Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2002.
Krishna K. Tummala, Public Administration in India, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1996.
Kashyap Subhash, C. Our Constitution, NBT, New Delhi, 1994.
Kashyap Subhash, C. Our Parliament, NBT, New Delhi, 1994.
Laxmikanth, Indian Polity, Tata Mc.Graw Hills, New Delhi, 2008.
Padma Ramachandran, Public Administration in India, National Book Trust, New Delhi, 1995.
Premalatha Sharma, Issues in Indian Administration, Mangaldeep Publications, Jaipur, 1998.
Ramesh K. Arora, Indian Administration: Perceptions and Perspectives, AalekhPublications, 2000.
Ramesh K. Arora and Rajni Goyal, Indian Public Administration, Institution and Issues,Wishwa Prakashan, New Delhi, 2004.
Robert I., Hardgray, Indian Government and Politics, Harcour Drace, 1975.
Rajani Kothari, Polities in India, Orient Longman, Delhi, 1970.
Saran Parmatma and Meenakshi, Public Administration in India, Mudranalaya Publishers, New Delhi, 1997.
Siwach. J.R. Dynamics of Indian Government and Politics, Sterling, New Delhi, 1985.
Sriram Maheshwari, Indian Administration, Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000.
The Constitution of India, Government of India, 2006.


1. J.C. Dhingra, Indian Economy: Environment & Policy, Sultan Chand, New Delhi (recent Edn., say2007) Or any text book on Indian Economy written by say Dutt & Sindaram, Mishra & Puri or Agarwal.
2. For recent data & policy changes, above book is to be complemented by the Govt. of India, Economic Survey 2007-08, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi (recent edn. Say 2008) (The above books cover 1/3rd of the syllabus on Indian Economy).
3. Govt. of A.P. Human Development Report 2007, A.P. CESS, Begumpet, Hyderabad, 2008.
4. RSRao et al (Eds), Fifty Years of AP 1956-2006, CDR & Communication, Rd 3, Himayathnagar, Hyderabad, 2006.
5. VH Rao et al (eds), AP at Fifty, CDR & Communication, Rd 3, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad, 1998.
6. CH Hanumantha Rao & Mahendra Dev(eds), AP Development, Economic Reforms & Challenges Ahead, CESS, Begumpet, Hyderabad, 2004.
7. Y.V. Krishna Rao & S Subrahmanyam (Eeds), Development of AP 1956-01 – A Study of Regional Disparities, NER Research Centre, Vishalandhra Publishers,Hyderabad, 22.
8. Dynamics of AP Economy vis-à-vis Indian Economy with Focus on Regional Disparities, NAD (to be published). The above 3 to 8 works are to be supplemented by Statistical Abstract of AP (recent year) & Socio-Economic Survey of AP, Govt. of A.P., Hyderabad, 2007-08.

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