Ancient India

  1. Ancient India by RS Sharma
  2. Early India by Romila Thapar
  3. Themes in Indian History Part-I by NCERT

Medieval India

  1. Medieval India by Satish Chandra
  2. Medieval India Part-I by Satish Chandra
  3. Medieval India Part-II by Satish Chandra
  4. Themes in Indian History Part-II by NCERT

Modern India

  1. History Modern India by Bipin Chnadra
  2. A new Look at Modern Indian History by Grover and Others
  3. India’s struggle for Independence by Bipin Chnadra
  4. India Since Independence by Bipin Chnadra
  5. Spectrum’s Comprehensive History of Modern India

Modern World History

  1. Modern World by BV Rao
  2. History of the Modern World by Jain and Mathur
  3. A History of the Modern World by Ranjan Chakravarty

Guides and References

  1. HISTORY OPTIONAL for IAS Hemant JhaSir (ALS Coaching,Delhi) 8 booklets 
  2. IAS History Optional BALIYAN SIR Notes