Having a lateral reading habit acts as the cherry on top for the preparation of UPSC, as students who have a habit of general reading tend to present better examples, case-studies, and analysis. They usually have more viewpoints on any issue. Hence no one can deny the importance of general reading.
Under the ‘Book Shelf’ initiative, summaries of books will be provided for the purpose of familiarizing students with some of the basic and important lateral readings. These readings provide a more comprehensive understanding of topics that will help aspirants in writing Mains answers in a more critical manner instead of writing just the mugged up things. Through these books, aspirants will get insight into some of the important topics of UPSC and will broaden the horizon of their knowledge. These book-summaries will help students to know more about the key and important ideas that are popular. We hope it will be a worthy addition to our website and will help students.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't is a management book by Jim C. Collins that describes how companies transition from being good companies to great companies, and how most companies fail to make the transition. The book was published on October 16, 2001.
Indian Elections 1952-2019, the book, examines the determinants of elections in India, with a special focus on the forecast of the 2019 general elections. Written by one of the prominent economists of India, Surjit S. Bhalla, who has unique reputation of having predicted the recent elections in India.
The twenty-first century has been dubbed the Asian Century. Highlighting diverse thinker-politicians rather than billionaire businessmen, Makers of Modern Asia presents eleven leaders who theorized and organized anticolonial movements, strategized and directed military campaigns, and designed and implemented political systems.
Makers of Modern India is a detailed source of information about the country's political traditions from past experiences. The republic of India had a very interesting beginning and the author shows how 19 prominent political activists played an instrumental role in the evolution of this country.
The book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?
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