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Best Novels to Read for UPSC Aspirants

With a Large pile of syllabus to complete already, UPSC Aspirants may feel like not having enough free time for reading novels. It should not be like that, frequent indulging in leisure activities such as reading will only improve your mental health and help you put a solid focus on your preparation. Reading Novels will also improve your vocabulary and give you a better worldview.

21 Best Novels for UPSC Aspirants

  1. The Land of Seven Rivers – Sanjeev Sanyal
  2. Sapiens –  Yuval Noah Harari 
  3. An Uncertain Glory – Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen
  4. English August – Upamanyu Chatterjee
  5. The Turn of the tortoise – T.N. Ninan
  6. India’s Struggle for Independence РBipin Chandra
  7. India Unbound – Gurcharan Das
  8. India After Gandhi – Ramachandra Guha
  9. Games Indian Play – V Raghunathan
  10. How India sees the world – Shyam Saran
  11. Why Nations Fail – Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
  12. 10 Judgements that changed India – Zia Mody
  13. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  14. India Discovered- John Keay
  15. Incredible India by Amitabh Kant
  16. Land of 7 Rivers – Sanjeev Sanyal
  17. The Idea of Justice – Amartya Sen
  18. Pax Indica – Shashi Tharoor
  19. The Indians – Sudhir Kakkar
  20. Argumentative Indian – Amartya Sen
  21. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Yuval Noah Harari