Paper I

Govt. & Politics of Mizoram

Paper II 

Indian Govt. & Politics

Paper III

Major Political Systems

Paper IV

Political Theory

Paper V

Western Political Thought

Paper VI

International Relations

Paper VII

Public Administration

Paper VIII

(a) Human Rights


(b) Women and Political Process

Paper IX

Indian Political Thought

Paper X

Indian Foreign Policy

Paper XI

The United Nations

Paper XII

(a) Political Sociology


(b) South East Asia Politics


(c) South Asia: Economy, Society and Politics

Paper I - Govt. & Politics of Mizoram                    





(a) Profile of Mizoram  
(b) Traditional, Political and Social Institutions
(c) Effects of British Annexation
 (d) Inner line Regulation


1. MNF Movement: Causes and consequences
2. Memorandum of Settlement, 1986
3. Constitutional Developments leading to the creation of the State of Mizoram.


Functioning of the Govt. in Mizoram: Governor, Chief Minister, and Legislative Assembly.


Political Parties in Mizoram:
(a) Old Parties-- Mizo Union and United Mizo Freedom Organization
(b) Existing Parties: National and Regional parties


Local Self Govt. in Mizoram: Municipality (with special reference to the 74th Constitutional Amendment)

Village Councils – Their Structure & Functions.

Sixth Schedule: Powers & Function of Autonomous District Council in Mizoram.


Suggested Readings
Chaterjee, N.The Mizo Chief and His Administration.Aizawl: Tribal Research Institute,1975.
Chaterjee, Suhas. Mizoram Under the British Rule. Delhi: Mittal Publication, 1985.
Datta, P.S. (ed.). Electoral Politics in NE India.Omsons Publications, 1986.
Doungel, Jangkhongam. Evolution of District Council Autonomy in Mizoram. Guwahati: Spectrum Publications, 2010.
Doungel, Jangkhongam (ed) Autonomy Movement and Functioning of the Sixth Schedule in North East India. Guwahati: Spectrum publications, 2016.
Lalrintluanga, Mizoram – Development of Politico-Administrative System and Statehood. New Delhi: Serials Publications, 2009.
Lalchungnunga, Mizoram: Politics of Regionalism & National Integration. New Delhi: Reliance Publishing House, 1994.
Mishra, Udayon. North East India Quest for Identity.Ch. I, New Delhi: Omsons Publication,1988.
Parry, N.E. Lushai Custom: A Monography on Lushai Customs and Ceremonies. Firma KLM (Reprint), 1976.
Patnaik, J.K., Mizoram Dimension & Perspectives: Society, Economy and Polity, New Delhi, Concept Publishing House, 2007.
Prasad R.N. and A.K. Agarwal.Political & Economic Development of Mizoram.New Delhi: Mittal, 1991.
Prasad, R.N. Government and Politics in Mizoram.New Delhi: Northern Book Centre, 1987.
Rao, V.V., N. Hazarika and H. Thansanga (eds.), A Century of Tribal Politics in NE India, Vol. III, Mizoram.
Rao, V.V., A Century of Tribal Politics in North East India, New Delhi:S.Chand, 1976.
Singh, S.N. Mizoram: Historical, Geographical, Social, Economic, Political & Administrative. New Delhi: Mittal, 1994.
Thanga, L.B. The Mizos.Guwahati: United Publishers, 1978.
Verghese, C.G. and R.L. Thanzawna. A History of the Mizos.Vol.I & II. Delhi: Vikas, 1997.

Paper II - Indian Govt. & Politics                            





Indian Constitution – The Making of India’s Constitution, Preamble: Ideals and Philosophy, Salient Features of the Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy 


Indian Federalism– Nature of Indian Federalism; Tension Areas of Centre-State relations, Amendment Procedures and Emergency Provisions. 


Union Government: President, Parliament & Prime Minister. 

State Government: Governor, State Legislatures & Chief Minister. 


The Judiciary: Supreme Court, High Court and Judicial Review. 

Election Commission of India: Composition, Powers and Functions. 


Major Issues and Challenges to Indian Polity: Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism, 

Local Self Governments: Panchayati Raj institutions and Municipalities 

Suggested Readings
Austin, G. Working a Democratic Constitution: The Indian Experience. Delhi: OUP, 2000.
Basu, D.D. An Introduction to the Constitution of India. New Delhi: Prentice Hall, 1994.
Baxi, U. and B. Parekh (ed.). Crisis and Change in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Sage, 1994.
Bhambri, C.P. The Indian State: Fifty Years. New Delhi: Shipra, 1997.
Bombwall, K.R. The Foundations of Indian Federalism. Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1967.
Brass, P. Politics of India since Independence. 2nd edn. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Brown, J. Modern India: the Origins of an Asian Democracy. Delhi: OUP, 1985.
Chadda, M. Ethnicity, Security and Separatism in India. Delhi: OUP, 1997.
Cobridge, S. and J. Harriss. Reinventing India: Liberalisation, Hindu Nationalism and Popular Democracy. Delhi: OUP, 2001.
Fadia, Babulal. State Politics in India. Vol. I, New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1984.
Frankel, F.R. and et. al., (eds.) Transforming India: Social and Political Dynamics of Democracy. New Delhi: OUP, 2000.
Jayal, N.G. (ed.). Democracy in India. Delhi: OUP, 2001.
__________. Democracy and the State: Welfare, Secularism and Develoment in Contemporary India. Delhi: OUP, 1999.
Kashyap, S. Our Parliament. New Delhi: National Book Trust, 1992.
Kohli, A. Democracy and Discontent: India’s Growing Crisis of Governability. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
___________ (ed.). The Success of India’s Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Kothari, R. State Against Democracy: In Search of Humane Governance. Delhi: Ajantha, 1988. __________, Politics in India, New Delhi, Orient Longman, 1970.
Narang, A.S. Indian Government & Politics. New Delhi: Gitanjali Publishing House, 1998 (Reprint)
Noorani, A.G. Constitutional Questions in India: The President, Parliament and the States. Delhi: OUP, 2000.
Oomen, T.K. Protest and Change: Studies in Social Movements. New Delhi: Sage, 1990.
Palmer, N.D. Elections in India: Its Social Basis, Calcutta, K.P. Bagchi, 1982.
Pylee, M.V. An Introduction to the Constitution of India. New Delhi: Vikas, 1998.
Sikri, S.L. Indian Government and Politics. New Delhi: Kalyani Publishers, 1999 (Reprint).
Singh, M.P. and H. Roy (eds.). Indian Political System: Structure, Policies, Development. New Delhi: Jnanada Prakashan, 1995.
__________ and R. Saxena (eds.). Ideologies and Institutions in Indian Politics. New Delhi: Deep and Deep, 1998.
Srinivas, M.N. Caste in Modern India and Other Essays. Bombay: Asia Publishing House, 1962.
Thakur, R. The Government and Politics of India. London: Macmillan, 1995.
Vanaik, A. The Painful Transition: Bourgeois Democracy in India. London: Verso, 1990.

Paper – III -   Major Political Systems

                        (Political Systems of UK, USA, Switzerland and China)




British Political System

(a) Salient Features of British Political System.

(b) Rule of Law and Conventions.

(c) Parliamentary Government :- Monarchy, Parliament, Cabinet.



U.S. Political System

(a) Salient Features of the US Political System.

(b) Federal System

(c) Separation of Powers.

(d) U.S. Govt. : President, Congress & Supreme Court.



Swiss Political System

(a) Salient Features of Swiss Political System.
(b) Swiss Govt.: Federal Council, Federal Assembly, Federal Tribunal
 (c) Devices of Direct Democracy in Switzerland



Chinese Political System

(a) Salient Features of Chinese Political System..

(b) Governmental Structure: National People’s Congress, President of PRC,  
       State Council.



Party System

  (a)  Britain

  (b)  USA

  (c)   Switzerland

  (d)  China

Suggested Readings
Almond, G., Comparative Politics Today: A World View. 7thedn., New York: London, J Harper/Collins, 2000.
Bagehot, W. The English Constitution.London: Fontana, 1963.
Birch, A.H. British System of Government.4thedn., London: George Allen &Unwin, 1980.
Derbyshire, I. Politics in China. London: Chambers, 1991.
Finer, H. Theory and Practice of Modern Government.London: Methuen, 1969.
Gittings, J. China Changes Face: The Road from Revolution. 1949-89, London: OUP, 1989.
Holmes, L. Post Communism: An Introduction. Cambridge: Polity, 1997.
Huiton, H.C. An Introduction to Chinese Politics.London: David and Charles, 1973.
Macridis, R.C. and R.E. Ward.Modern Political Systems: Europe and Asia. 2ndedn., Englewood Cliffs N.J., Prentice Hall, 1968.
Maddex, R. Constitutions of the World.2ndedn., Washington D.C. and London: CQ Press, 2000.
Mohanty, M. Chinese Revolution: Comparative Perspectives on Transformation of Non-Western Societies. New Delhi: Ajantha, 1992.
Munro, T. The Governments of Europe.New York: Macmillan, 1963.
Olson, D. Legislative Institutions: A Comparative View. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.
Pathi, Srinibas and Amareshwar Mishra.Major Constitutions: Govt. and Politics in UK, USA, Switzerland & China. New Delhi: Dominant Publishers & Distributors, Vol. I & II, 2004.
Wheare, K.C. Federal Government. 4thedn., Oxford and New York: OUP, 1963.
Wilson, J. American Government. 4thedn., Boston Massachusetts: Houghton Miffin, 1997.

Paper IV - Political Theory                                                                                          





Political Theory – Nature, Scope and Significance.
Approaches to the Study of Political Theory:
(b) Marxist
(c) Behavioral
 (d) Post Behavioral


State:               (a)      Theories of Origin of the State: Liberal & Marxist
Sovereignty: (a) Meaning, Characteristics and Types
                         (b)  Monistic & Pluralist View of Sovereignty


Law:                Meaning, Sources, Types.

Liberty:     a)  Meaning & Kinds, 

                   b)   Theories of Liberty: Liberal View & Marxist View 

 Equality : a)   Meaning and Kinds 

  1. Liberty and Equality


Rights:      a)  Meaning and Types. 

  1. Theories of Rights: Natural Rights & Social Welfare

Justice :    a)      Meaning and Kinds; 

  1. Rawls’ Theory of Justice


Democracy: (a) Meaning
(b) Theories of Democracy: Elitist, Marxist
                      (c)  Western Liberal democracy

Welfare State: (a) Meaning and Features(b) Relevance of Welfare state

Suggested Readings
Barker, Ernest. Principles of Social and Political Theory, Kolkotta: OUP, 1976.
Benhabib, S. and D. Cornell.Feminism as Critique. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1987.
Berlin, Isaiah. Liberty. London: OUP, 2004.
Dunn, J. Modern Revolutions.London: Clarendon Press,1989.
Held, D. Political Theory and the Modern State.Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989.
________________, Political Theory Today.Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991.
Heywood, Andrew. Political Theory : An Introduction. New York: Papyrus Macmillan, 2005.
________________ Political Ideologies: An Introduction. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Hirschman, N.J. and C.D. Stefano (eds.). Revisioning the Political: Feminist Reconstructions of Traditional Concepts in Western Political Theory.Harper Collins: Westview Press, 1996.
Laski, H. J. A grammar of Politics.London: Allen and Unwin, 1948.
Macpherson, C.B. Democratic Theory: Essays in Retrieval. Oxford: The Clarendon Press,1977.
Miller, D.Citizenship and National Identities.Cambridge: Polity Press, 2000.
Okin, S.M. Justice, Gender and the Family. New York: Basic Books, 1989.
Plant, R. Modern Political Thought, Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
Pruthi, R.K. The Political Theory.New Delhi: Sarup& Sons, 2005.
Ramaswami, S. Political Theory: Ideas and Concepts. Delhi: Macmillan, 2002.
Raphael, D.D. (ed.), Political Theory and the Rights of Man. London: Macmillan, 1967.
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice.London: OUP, 2004.
Thakurdas, F. Essays on Political Theory.New Delhi: Gitanjali, 1982.
Varma, S. P. Modern Political Theory. New Delhi: Vikas, 1983.
Wolff, Jonathan. An Introduction to Political Philosophy.London: OUP, 2004.

Paper V - Western Political Thought                                              





Plato : Justice, Education, Communism, Ideal State.

Aristotle : Classification of Constitution, Best Practicable State, Revolution and Slavery. 


St. Augustine—Two Cities, Relations between Church and State

Machiavelli—Religion and Morality; State


Hobbes – Social Contract Theory; Absolute Sovereignty; Individualism.

Locke – Social Contract Theory, Limited Government and Property.

Rousseau – Social Contract Theory and General Will.


Bentham – Utilitarianism 

J.S. Mill – Liberty; Women; Alterations of Utilitarianism and Democracy.


Hegel – Dialectics and State.

Marx—Dialectic Materialism, Historical Materialism, Theory of Revolution, Class Struggle and Surplus Value.

Suggested Readings
Ashcraft, A.Revolutionary Politics and Locke’s Two Treaties of Government.London: Allen and Unwin, 1986.
Avineri, A.The Social and Political Thought of K. Marx. New Delhi: S Chand and Co., 1979.
Barker, E.The Political Thought of Plato and Aristotle.New York: Dover Publications, 1959.
_________, Greek Political Theory: Plato and His Predecessors. New Delhi: B.I. Publications, 1964.
Berlin, I. Karl Marx: His Life and Environment. Oxford: OUP, 1963.
Bluhmn, W.H. Theories of Political System: Classics of Political Thought and Modern Political Analysis. Englewood Cliffs N.J. Prentice Hall, 1965.
Burns, J.H. (ed.) The Cambridge History of Political Thought 1450-1700, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Catlin, G. A History of Political Philosophers.London: George Allen and Unwin, 1950.
Cobban, A. Rousseau and the Modern State.London: Unwin University Books, 1964.
Coleman, J. A History of Political Thought: From Ancient Greece to Early Christianity. London: Blackwell, 2000.
Cornforth, M. The Open Philosophy and the Open Society: A Reply to Sir Karl Popper’s Refutation of Marxism. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1968.
Cowling, M. Mill and Liberalism.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963.
Cranston, M. (ed.) Western Political Philosophers.London: Fontana, 1964.
DeGrazia S. Machiavelli in Hell.Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1989.
Ebenstein, W. Great Political Thinkers.New Delhi: Oxford & IBH, 1969.
Foster,M.B., W.T. Jones and L.W. Lancaster. Masters of Political Thought.3 Vols. London: George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd., 1942, 1947 and 1959.
Hacker, A. Political Theory: Philosophy, Ideology, Science. New York: Macmillan, 1961.
Hampsher-Monk, I.W. Modern Political Thought from Hobbes to Marx. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1992.
Minogue, K.R.Hobbes’ Leviathan. New York: Everyman’s Library, 1977.
Mukherjee, S. and S. Ramaswamy.A History of Political Thought: Plato to Marx. New Delhi: Prentice Hall, 1999.
Popper, K.R. The Open Society and its Enemies.2 Vols. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1945.
Roberts Peri, and Peter Sutch. An Introduction to Political Thought: A Conceptual Toolkit. Atlantic, 2004.
Rosen, Michael and Jonathan Wolff.Political Thought. London: OUP, 2004.
Ryan, A. J.S. Mill. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1974.

Paper VI - International Relations                                                                                                                                                  





International Relations: Meaning and Nature. 

Approaches to the Study of International relations: 

a) Realism 

b) Idealism 



Sovereign Nation-State System: 

 Meaning and Nature 

 National Interest; 

 National power – Meaning and Elements. 



Third World 

 Emergence 

 NAM : Impact on world politics 



Cold War : Causes, Different phases, impact, end of the Cold War 


International Security 

 Disarmament and Arms Control 

 Balance of Power 

 Collective Security 

 Diplomacy 

 Terrorism


Suggested Readings:
Brown, C. International Relations Theory. London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1975.
Bull, H. The Anarchical Society: A Study Order in World Politics. London: Macmillan, 1977.
Carr, E.H. Conditions of Peace. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1944.
Claude, I. Power and International Relations. New York: Random House, 1962.
Coplin, W.D. Introduction to International Politics. Chicago: Markham, 1971.
Frankel, J. Contemporary International Theory and the Behaviour of States. New York: OUP, 1973.
Greenstein, F.I. and N.W. Polsby. Theory of International Relations. Reading Massachusetts: Addison- Wesley, 1979.
Holsti, K.J. The Dividing Discipline. Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1985.
Holton, J. Robert. Globalization and the Nation-State. Palgrave, 1998.
Keohane, R.O. After Hegemony: Cooperation and discord in the World Political Economy. Princeton N.J.: University Press, 1984.
Koren, A. Mingst and Jack L. Snyder. Essential Readings in World Politics. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004.
Lundestad, Geir. East, West, North, South: Major Developments in International Politics Since 1945. OUP, 1999.
Martin, L.L. Coercive Cooperation: Explaining Multilateral Economic Sanctions. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Morgenthau, H.J. Politics among Nations. 6th edn., revised by K.W. Thompson, New York: Alfred Knopf, 1985.
Northedge, F.S. International Relations: Then and Now. London: Harper Collins Academic, 1991.
Palmer, N.D. and H. Perkins. International Relations. Calcutta: Scientific Book Company, 1971.
Patnaik, K. Jagadish, “International Political Economy and Regimes Analysis: A Developing Country Perspective,” International Studies, April – June, 1995.
___________, “International Economic Regime and Liberalised Economy: India and the IMF Conditionality,” India Quarterly, vol.xiix. nos 1 & 2, Jan – June, 1993.
___________, “The International Trade Regime: The EU’s Role in the Uruguay Round,” International Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, April – June, 2001.
Verma, S.P. International System and the Third World. New Delhi: Vikas, 1988.
Waltz, K.N. Theory of International Politics. Reading Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1979.
__________, “The Emerging Structure of International Politics”, International Security. 18, 1993, pp.44-79.

Paper VII - Public Administration





(a) Public Administration- Meaning, Nature and Scope

 (b) Approaches to the Study of Public Administration : Scientific Management Theory, 

Classical Theory, Human Relations Approach, Bureaucratic Approach 

(c) Public Administration and Globalisation


Organisation:  Formal & Informal, Hierarchy, Centralisation & Decentralisation, and Coordination; 

Administrative Behaviour : Leadership, Decision-Making, Communication and Accountability. 


(a) Development Administration : Meaning, Nature and Scope

(b) Personal Administration: Recruitment, Training and Promotion


Indian Administration : Minister – Civil Servant Relation. 

Legislative and Judicial Control over Administration.


(a) Budgeting: Meaning and Principles, Preparation & Passing of Budget in India; 

(b) Comptroller & Auditor General, Role of Finance Ministry

Suggested Readings
Arora, R.K. Public Administration-Fresh Perspective. Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2004.
Avasthi, A. and S.R. Maheshwari.Public Administration.Alabama University of Alabama Press, 1957.
Basu, Rumki. Public Administration.New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited, 2005.
Bhambri, C.P. Administration in a Changing Society: Bureaucracy and Politics in India. Delhi: Vikas, 1991.
Bhattacharya, M. Public Administration: Structure, Process and Behaviour. Calcutta: The World Press, 1991.
___________, Restructuring Public Administration: Essays in Rehabilitation, New Delhi, Jawahar, 1999.
Chakrabarthy and Bhattacharya.Public Administration – A Reader.,New Delhi: OUP, 2004.
Chopra, Encyclopedia of Public Administration. 5 Vols, Guwahati , DVS Publishers, 2003.
Fadia, B.L. Public Administration. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited, 2005.
Jain, R.B. Public Administration in India – 21st Century Challenges for Good Governance. Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2004.
Maheshwari, S.R. Administrative Theories. New Delhi: Allied, 1994.
Nigam, S.R. Principles of Public Administration.Allahabad: KitabMahal, 1980.
Nigro, F.A. and L.S. Nogro.Modern Public Administration.New York: Harper and Row, 1984.
Prasad & Prasad.Administrative Thinkers. New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Private Limited,2000
Rathod, P.B. Personnel Administration – Dynamics & Dimensions. Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2004.
Sharma, M.P. Public Administration. Guwahati: DVS Publishers, 2004.

Paper VIII (a) -   Human Rights




Human Rights—(a) Meaning and classification, (b) Major landmarks in the historical development of Human rights Prior to UN



Human Rights & the United Nations 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Group Human Rights: Rights of Women, Children, Minorities, Disabled and Old Age.

Role of International NGO in the Protection of Human Rights - Amnesty International



International Instruments of Human Rights : Civil, Political, Social & Economic Rights

Third Generation of Human Rights: Right to Development



Human Rights Provisions under the Indian Constitution.

National Human Rights Commission in India.

Suggested Readings
Buergenthal, Thomas (ed.). International Human Rights.Bombay:Allied, 1979.
Carey, J. U.N. Protection if Civil and Political Rights.New York: 1970.
Chakravorty, R. Human Rights and the United Nations.Calcutta: Progressive Publishers, 1958.
Daminguez, J. et. al., enhancing Global Human Rights.1980.
Iyer, V.R.K. Human Rights and the Law.Indore: Vedpal Lane House, 1984
Kashyap, S.C. Human Rights and Parliament.New Delhi: Metropolitan, 1978.
Luard, E. (ed.). The International Protection to Human Rights.New York: 1967.
Meron, Theodore. Human Rights in International Law.Oxford Clarendon Press, 1984.
Raja Muthivalandi. Human Rights.
Robertson, A.H. Human Rights in the World.Manchester, 1972.
 __________, Human Rights in National and International Law. Manchester: 1968.
Schwells, E. Human Rights and the International Community.Oxford Clarendon Press, 1983.
Sohn, L. and Buergarthal, T. International Protection of Human Rights.1973.
Vallat, F. (ed.) An Introduction to the Study of Human Rights. London: 1972.

Paper VIII (b)   -   Women and Political Process                                                                                                                                 





Women and the Classical Tradition in Political Theory. 

Origin & Evolution of Feminism


Different Perspectives in Feminism : Liberal, Marxist & Radical 


Women’s Suffrage & its Impact on Electoral Politics 

Debate on Reservation for Women in India 


Women in Labour Market 

Women’s Input in Social, Economic & Cultural Policy matters in the Post-Cold War Era 


Women and Politics in India 

Suggested Readings 
Asfah, H. (ed.) Women and Politics in the Third World. London: Routledge, 1996.
Bystdzienski, J.M. (ed.) women Transforming Politics: Worldwide Strategies for Empowerment. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Charvet, J. Feminism. London: Dent, 1982.
Cohen, R. and P. Kennedy. Global Sociology. London: St. Martin Press, 1999.
Coole, D. Women in Political Theory: From Ancient Misogyny to Contemporary Feminism. New York: Harvester Wheatshesf, 1993.
Eisenstein, H. Contemporary Feminist Thought. London: Unwin, 1984.
Elshtain, J.B. The Family in Political Thought. Brighton: Harvester, 1982.
Evans, J. Feminism and Political Theory. London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1986.
Forbes, G. Women in Modern India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
Gatens, M. Feminism and Philosophy: Perspectives on Difference and Equality. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1991.
Gelb, J. Feminism and Politics: A Comparative Perspective. Berkley: University of California Press, 1989.
Grant, J. Fundamental Feminism: Contesting the Core Concepts of Feminist Theory. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Jahan, R. ‘Women in South Asian Politics’ Mainstream. 15th August 1991, pp 1-6.
Kennedy, E. and S. Mendus, Women in Western Political Philosophy. Brighton: Harvester, 1987.
Kumar, R. The History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women’s Rights and Feminism in India 1800-1900. London: Verso, 1993.
Mitchell, J. Women: The Longest Revolution. London: Everyman, 1962.

Paper IX - Indian Political Thought 







Sources of Indian Political Thought 

Kautilya – Arthasastra: Theory of government, statecraft 


Raja Ram Mohan Roy – Social Liberalism 

Dayananda Saraswati– Vedic Nationalism 

Swami Vivekananda – Nationalism, Internationalism 


Gopal Krishna Gokhale – Swadeshi 

Bal Gangadhar Tilak – Swaraj 


Mahatma Gandhi – Non-Violence, Satyagraha 

Jawaharlal Nehru – Socialism, Individualism 


M.N. Roy – Radical Humanism, Party-less Democracy 

B.R. Ambedkar – Equity, Contribution to the Constituent Assembly 

J.P. Narayan – Total Revolution 

Suggested Readings 
Altekar, A.S. State and Government in Ancient India. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1966.
Appadorai, A. Documents on Political Thought in Modern India. 2 Vols. Bombay: OUP, 1970.
Brown, D.M. The White Umbrella: Indian Political Thought from Manu to Gandhi. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1953.
Dalton, D.G. India’s Idea of Freedom: Political Thought of Swami Vivekananda. Aurobindo Ghose, Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore. Delhi: Academic Press, 1982.
Damodaran, K. Indian Thought: A Critical Survey. London: Asia Publishing House, 1967.
Ghose, S. Modern Indian Political thought. Delhi: Allied, 1984.
Haithcox, J.P. Communism and Nationalism in India: M.N. Roy and Comitern Policy. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1971.
Hay, S. Sources of Indian Tradition: Modern India and Pakistan. India: Penguin Books, 1991.
Iyer, R. The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi. OUP, 1973.
Kadam, K.N. (ed.) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. New Delhi: Sage, 1992.
Kangle, R.P. Arthashastra of Kautilya. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1965.
Karnik, V.B. M.N. Roy: Political Biography. Bombay: Jagriti, 1978.
Karunakaran, K.P. Modern Indian Political Tradition. New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 1962.
____________, Religious and Political Awakening in India. Begum Bridge, Meenakshi Prakashanm, 1969.
Kaura, U. Muslims and Indian Nationalism. New Delhi: Manohar, 1977.
Mehta, V.R. Foundations of Indian Political Thought. New Delhi: Manohar, 1992.
Mohanty, M. Revolutionary Violence: A Study of the Marxist Movement in India. New Delhi: Sterling, 1977.
Mukherjee, S. Gandhian Thought: Marxist Interpretation. New Delhi: Deep & Deep, 1991.
Nanda, B.R. Gokhale, Gandhi and the Nehrus: Studies in Indian Nationalism. London: Allen and Unwin, 1974.
Omvedt, G. Dalits and the Democratic Revolution: Dr. Ambedkar and the Dalit Movement in Colonial India. New Delhi: Sage, 1994.
Pantham, T. and K. Deustch (eds.) Political Thought in Modern India. New Delhi: Sage, 1986.
Parekh, B. Colonialism, Tradition and Reform: Analysis of Gandhi’s Political Discourse. New Delhi: Sage, 1989.
__________ and T. Pantham (eds.) Discourse: Exploration in India and Western Political Thought. New Delhi: Sage, 1987.
Swami Ranganathananda, Swami Vivekananda: His Humanism. Moscow State University Lecture, Calcutta: Advaita Ashram, 1991.
Ray, N.R. (ed.). Raja Rammohan Roy: A Bi-centenary Tribute. Calcutta: Asiatic Society, 1975.
Rudolph, S.H. and L.I. Rudolph, Gandhi – The Traditional Roots of Charisma. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Sharma, B.S. The Political Philosophy of M.N. Roy. Delhi: National Publishing House, 1965.
Spellman, J. The Political Theory of Ancient India. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1964.
Verma, V.P. Studies in Hindu Political Thought and its Metaphysical Foundations. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1974.
Wolpert, S.A. Tilak and Gokhale. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1962.

Paper X -  Indian Foreign Policy




Indian Foreign Policy – Determinants, Principles and Objectives


Policy of Non-Alignment – Concept

India’s Policy of Non-Alignment

Relevance of Non-Alignment


Indo-US Relations:         Main Issues, Indo-US Nuclear Deal, Recent trends

Indo-Russia relations:  Main Issues

Indo-China Relation:       Main Issues, Tension Areas


Indo-Pakistan Relations  :     Main Issues, Tension Areas

Indo-Sri Lanka Relations: Indo-Sri Lankan Accord (1987) & Indian Peace  Keeping Force 

Indo-Bangladesh Relations:  Main Issues, Recent Trends


(a) India’s Nuclear Policy
(b) India and ASEAN: Look East/Act East Policy
(c) Indo-Myanmar Relations in the 21st Century
 (d) Problems and Prospects


Suggested Readings
Babu, G.Kishore.India and Neighbours :Yearbook 2005. Delhi: CNF, 2005.
Bandyopadhyaya, J. The Making of India’s Foreign Policy. 2nded. New Delhi: Allied Publishers Ltd., 2000.
Dutt, V.P. Foreign Policy in a Changing World. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd., 1999.
Jayapalan, N. Foreign Policy of India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and     Distributors, 2001.
Jha, Nalini Kant. Domestic Imperatives in India’s Foreign Policy.New Delhi:     South Asian Publishers, 2002.
Khanna, V. N. Foreign Policy of India. 6 Ed.New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd., 2007.
Nautiyal, Annpurna. Ed. Challenges to India’s Foreign Policy in the New Era. New     Delhi: Gyan Publishing House, 2006.
Pant, Harsh V.Indian Foreign Policy in a Unipolar World.New Delhi, India: Routledge, 2009.
Sharma, S.R. Foundations of India’s Foreign Policy. New Delhi: Omsons Publications, 2002.
Shukla, Vatsala. India’s Foreign Policy in the New Millenium. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, 2005.
Sikri, Rajiv. Challenge and Strategy: Rethinking India's Foreign Policy. New Delhi: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 2009
Sumit, Ganguly. India's Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Paper XI - The United Nations 






International Organisation – Origin; League of Nations and its Failure, Historical Development of the U.N. 

U.N. Charter:  Its Objectives & Principles, Membership of the U.N


Principal Organs: 

(a) General Assembly 

(b) Security Council. 

(c) Economic & Social Council. 

(d) Secretariat 

(e) International Court of Justice 


Specialised Agencies:             I.L.O. , U.N.E.S.C.O., W.H.O. 

UN Programmes and Funds:  UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP. 


U.N. and Peace Keeping 

U.N. & Human Rights 

Relevance of U.N. in Post-Cold War Period. 

Reforms in UN: Issues & Debates. 


Suggested Readings
Bailey, S.D. The General Assembly of the United Nations. New York: Freerick Praeger, 1964.
Barress, James. (ed.) The UN: Past, Present and Future. New York: Free Press, 1972.
Bennet, A. Leroy. International Organisation. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1980.
Bhuinya, Niranjan. United Nations: Problems and Prospects. Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi & Co., 1980.
Claude, Iris Jr. Swords in Ploughshares. New York: Random House, 1964.
Gregg, Robert W. and Michael Barku, (eds.) The United Nations: Systems and its Function. New Delhi: Affiliated East Press, 1970.
Luard, Evan. The UN: How it Works and What it Does. Macmillan Press Ltd., 1982.
Narasimhan, C.V. The UN: An Inside View. Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 1988.
Nicholas, N. The United Nations as a Political Institution. London: OUP, 1967.
Simons, Goodrick Hambre. The Charter of the United Nations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1969.
Stephen P. Goodprrf, The Nature and Function of International Organisation. New York: 1967

Paper XII (a)   -     Political Sociology




(a) Political Sociology – Definition, Nature and Scope
(b) Approaches to the Study of Political Sociology: Political Sociological Approach,
       Behavioural Approach and Marxian Class Approach


(a)  Power: Meaning and Kinds.
(b) Theories of Power: Elite Theory, Pluralist Theory and Marxian Theory.
 (c)  Authority and Legitimacy


Political Culture: Political Socialisation: Meaning & Agents; Political Participation
 Political Development and Modernisation


Social Stratification:
(a) Caste in India
 (b) Caste and Class Politics


(a)Social Change: Meaning, Characteristics and Factors
 (b)Theories: Sanskritization, Westernization and Secularisation

Suggested Readings
Almond, G. & S. Verba, The Civic Culture.
Ashraf, Ali and L.N. Sharma, Political Sociology.Hyderabad: University Press, 1988.
Baral, R.K. Political Sociology.
Bottomore, T. Political Sociology.London: Hutchinson, 1979.
Chandra, R. Caste System in India. DVS Publishers, 2003.
Coser, Lewis A. Political Sociology.New York: Harper & Row, 1967.
Dahl, Robert A. Modern Political Analysis.
Dasgupta, R. Classes and Elites in the Third World, DVS Publishers, 2001.
Mukhopadhyaya, Amal K. Political Sociology: An Introductory Analysis. Calcutta: K.P.Bagchi& Co., 1977.
Pathi, Srinibas&Madhusmita Mishra.Political Sociology: Ideas & Issues. Ludhiana: Kalyani Publishers, 1998
Rathore, L.S. Political Sociology.
Rush, Michael and Philip Attheff.An Introductory to Political Sociology.London: Nelson, 1971.
Singh, Y. Modernisation of Indian Tradition.
Srinivas, M.N. Social Change in Modern India.
Verma, R.P. Dynamics of Political Sociology. DVS, 2001.

Paper XII (b) -  Southeast Asia Politics 







Introduction to South East Asia: Geography, Culture & Socio – Economic Dynamics


South East Asia in India’s Foreign Policy: From 1980s till date


India and ASEAN: Strategic Engagement and Economic Engagement

China as a factor in the India – ASEAN Relation


India’s economic relations with Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea

India and Myanmar Relations


South East Asia and Japan

South East Asia and China

Suggested Readings
Dutt, V.P. Foreign Policy in a Changing World. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 1999.
Grare, Frederic and Amitabh Mattoo. India and ASEAN, The Politics of India’s Look East Policy. New.
Jayapalan, N. Foreign Policy of India. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2001.
Majumdar, Asis Kumar. South –East Asia in Indian Foreign Policy. Calcutta: Naya Prokash, 1982.
Merostar, Rani, C.R. Lyngdoh. Look East Policy: Impact on North East India. New Delhi: Akanksha Publishing, 2008.
Mitra, Debamitra and Madhuchanda Ghosh. India’s Foreign Policy: The Changing Dynamics. New Delhi: ICFAI University Press, 2009.
Mitra, Debamitra and Madhuchanda Ghosh. India’s Look East Policy: The Emerging Trends. New Delhi: ICFAI University Press, 2008.
Nayar, S.R. Foundations of India’s Foreign Policy. New Delhi: Omsons Publications, 2002.
Thomas, Raju G.C. “The Shifting Landscape of Indian Foreign Policy.” In Comparative Foreign Policy: Adaptation Strategies of the Great & Emerging Powers. Edited by Steven W. Hook. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002.

Paper XII (c)  -  South Asia: Economy, Society and Politics                                                                                                                                                                        





South Asia as a Region 

(a) Struggle for Independence and Nationalism in South Asia 

(b) Human Development Profile 



Country Profiles: 

(a) India: India in the global economic order, India in the global political order 

(b) Pakistan: Political Structures and Processes, Economy and Society, Military in

(c)  Bangladesh:     Political Structures and processes, Economy and society 

(d)  Nepal: Political structures and processes, Economy and society, Economy,
 society and politics



Country Profiles: 

(a)  Sri Lanka: Political Structures and Processes, Economy and Society, Ethnic
        Accommodation in Politics

(b) Maldives & Bhutan: Economy, Society and Politics 



Democracy in South Asia 

Human Rights, Civil Society, Challenges to Managing Pluralism in South Asia 

South Asia in a Globalising World 

Liberalisation and SAPs, Globalisation and the state

Regional Cooperation 


Dynamics of South Asian Security & Nuclear Issues

Suggested Readings
Ariff, Mohamed. Liberalization and Growth in Asia: 21st Century Challenges. Edward Elgar
Brass, Paul R. (Ed). Routledge Handbook Of South Asian Politics: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, And Nepal. 1st Edition Routledge USA, 2010.
Chari, P.R., Sonika Gupta and Arpit Rajain (Ed). Nuclear Stability in Southern Asia. New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2003
Crook, Richard C. and James Manor. Democracy and Decentralisation in South Asia and West Africa: Participation, Accountability and Performance. Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Hussain Mushaid. Pakistan: Problems of Governance. Konark. 1993.
Johnson, Rob. Region In Turmoil, A: South Asian Conflicts Since 1947. 1st Edition. United Kingdom. 2005.
Khan, Shahrukh Rafi. Fifty Years of Pakistan's Economy. Oxford University Press, 1998.
Kukreja, Veena. Contemporary Pakistan : Political Processes, Conflicts and Crises. New Delhi, Sage, 2003.
Lokniti: Programme for Comparative Democracy Centre For the Study of Developing Countries. State of Democracy in South Asia. Oxford University Press, 2008
Quadir, Fahim and Jayant Lele (Eds.). Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Globalization, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia. Volume 1. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Quibria, M. G. Rural Poverty in Asia. Oxford University Press, 1994.
Sato, Hiroshi and Mayumi Murayama (Eds.). Globalisation, Employment and Mobility: The South Asian Experience. Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Shaha. R. Politics in Nepal 1980 – 1990. South Asia, Manohar, 1992.
Silva, M. de (ed.). Sri Lanka: Problems of Governance. Konark, 1993.
Sobhan. R. Bangladesh: Problems of Governance. Konark, 1993.