CBSE (UGC)-NET: History Books

Modern India

  1. Modern India (NCERT) Bipan Chandra - Buy from
  2. Modern India (Macmillan) Sumit Sarkar - Buy from
  3. Anatomy of the Raj (PPH) Suhash Chakravarty
  4. The Raj Syndrome (Penguins) Suhash Chakravarty
  5. VAID's Fundamentals of History Series
    1. Administrative History Pravin Kumar
    2. Constitutional History Pravin Kumar
    3. Social History Pravin Kumar
    4. Freedom Struggle Pravin Kumar
  6. Peasant Movements in India D.N. Dhanagare - Buy from
  7. India's Struggle for Independence Bipan Chandra and others - Buy from
  8. Gandhi B R Nanda - Buy from
  9. Gandhi Judith Brown - Buy from
  10. Freedom Struggle (NbT) Bipan Chandra & others

Medieval India

  1. Medieval India (NCERT) Satish Chandra - Buy from
  2. Medieval India (Macmillan) Satish Chandra - Buy from
  3. The Wonder That was India (Vol.2) S.A.A. Rizvi - Buy from
  4. The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707 Irfan Habib - Buy from
  5. The Mughal Empire J.F. Richards - Buy from
  6. Urban Dynamics H.C. Verma - Buy from
  7. The Marathas Gordon - Buy from

Ancient India

  1. Ancient India (NCERT) Prof. R S Sharma
  2. The Wonder That was India A.L. Basham - Buy from
  3. Ancient India - An Introductory Outline D.N. Jha
  4. History of India, Vol. I Romila Thapar
  5. Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India R S Sharma (only Conclusion)
  6. Material culture & Social Formation in Ancient India R S Sharma - Buy from
  7. Indian Feudalism R S Sharma - Buy from
  8. Ashoka & Decline of the Maurya Romila Thapar - Buy from
  9. A History of South India K A Nilkantha Sastri
  10. Ancient India and Indian Archaeology Archaeological Survey of India

World History

  1. The story of Civilization, Vol. 2 (NCERT) Arjun Dev
  2. Contemporary World History (NCERT) Arjun Dev & others
  3. The Mainstream of Civilization Strayer, Gatzke & Harbison - Buy from
  4. Western Civilizations Burns & others - Buy from
  5. Industry & Empire E.J. Hobsbawm - Buy from
  6. Age of Revolution E.J. Hobsbawm - Buy from
  7. Age of Capital E.J. Hobsbawm - Buy from
  8. Age of Empires E.J. Hobsbawm
  9. Social basis of Democracy & Dictatorship B.J. Moore
  10. Europe Since Napoleon David Thompson
  11. Europe Since 1815 W.C. Craig
  12. Europe Since 1870 James Joll - Buy from

Others: For concepts and knowledge

  1. What is History E.H. Carr - Buy from
  2. Historian's Craft Marc Block
  3. The Past and the present Lawrence Stone - Buy from

Discussions & Questions

  • Krishna reddy's indian history and VK Agnihotri, which is best for CBSE NET? ( - on )

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    There is no one particular book that we suggest for CBSE NET history, however we do recommend that you solve all past year papers and refer as much syllabus as possible.

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  • I want a proper book for history where I get the whole syllabus including mcq with answers. Please sir suggested me which book I buy. ( - on )

    1 Answer

    You can refer past papers and try to get solutions from standard textbooks by yourselves, that we believe is the most authoritative way to prepare for NET.

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  • I want to know the detailed material provided here on history is sufficient for preparing net exam... ( - on )

    1 Answer

    No the free material provided on the website is not sufficient for clearing CBSE NET, you can get the paid material for paper 1 available at which is sufficient for paper 1.

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