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WBCS: SUGGESTED BOOKS FOR MAIN

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Assume that you are acquainted with the WBCS Examination. WBCS Examination is the biggest and the most prestigious competitive examination conducted by the West Bengal Public Service Commission. Thus, you have to cover much area, read many books to become a WBCS officer. Since, time is always at a premium, you would prefer to read those books which will directly help you in your WBCS preparation. The struggle is to find the right books, so that you can utilize your precious time reading them, rather than wasting your time in the useless venture of reading books that would make no difference to your bottomline. The funda of reading books or other material is simple: if it is not in the syllabus, do not read them. Here is a list of reference books for the optional paper of the WBCS examination. We are still adding resources to this page. Please visit our active links for the information you are looking for.
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  1. Soil Science - D.K Das
  2. Soil Science - Brady
  3. Genetics - B.D.Singh
  4. Plant Breeding - B.D. Singh
  5. Entomology - Vasantha Raj & David
  6. Pathology - Singh
  7. Indroduction To Horticulture - Kumar

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  • ANIMAL HUSBANDRY AND VETERINARY SCIENCE
  1. An Introduction to Anthropology : Haviland
  2. Cultural Anthropology: Herskovits
  3. Cultural Anthropology: Gaya and Pandey
  4. An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Majumdar & Madan
  5. Physical Anthropology & Human Genetics:Shukla & Rastogi
  6. An Introduction to Physical Anthropology:Stein & Rowe
  7. Social Change in Modern India: Srinivas
  8. Caste in India & Other Essays: Srinivas
  9. Indian Anthropology:N. Hasnain
  10. Tribal India:N. Hasnain
  11. Indian Tribes:R.C. Verma
  12. Tribal Cultures of India: Vidyarthi & Rai

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  1. Microbiology:J Powars
  2. Pathology: Singh
  3. Cryptograms:B.R. Vasista
  4. Cryptograms:Pandey and Trivedi
  5. Plant Anatomy: B.P. Pandey
  6. Taxonomy: Datta
  7. Cell Biology: De Robertis & Ambrose
  8. Genetics: Strickberger
  9. Physiology and Biochemistry: Salisbury and Ross
  10. Ecology: Vir Bala Rastogi and M.S. Jayaraj and P.D. Singh
  11. Economic Botany: B P Pandey
  12. Economic Botany:Verma V.

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  1. Advance inorganic chemistry - J.D. Lee
  2. Organic Chemistry (5th Edition): Leroy G. Wade
  3. Reaction Mechanism In Organic Chemistry: Mukherji, Singh (Macmillan)
  4. Inorganic Chemistry:Dhawan(Tata McGraw Hill)
  5. Atomic Structure:M.s. Yadav (Campus Publishers)
  6. Chemical Bonding:Shobit Kumar Pandey(Campus Publishers)
  7. Fundamentals Of Thermodynamics:Richard E. Sonntag, Claus Borgnakke, Gordon J. Van Wylen(Wiley India)
  8. Chemical Kinetics 3rd Edition: Laidler(Dorling Kindersley (india) Pvt Ltd
  9. Bioinorganic Chemistry:Bertini, Gray, , Lippard, Valentine(Viva Books)
  10. Organic Reaction Mechanism:P.n. Mukherjee(Dominant)
  11. Environmental Chemistry:Fritz Helmet

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  1. Financial Accounting:P C Tulsian
  2. Cost Accounting:Jawhar Lal
  3. Taxation: Singhania, Girish Ahuja
  4. Auditing: Kamal Gupta
  5. Financial Institution: Anand Jain
  6. Financial Management: I.M.Panday
  7. Organisation Theory: L.M.Prasad, Rao Narayanan, R.S.Sharma
  8. Industrial Relation: Mamoria, Singh & Chabra, Monappa

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  1. Monetary Theory and Public Policy - Kenneth Kurihara
  2. Micro Economics Theory:James M Enderson
  3. Macro Economics: M Gregory Mankiw
  4. International Economics - Bo Soderston
  5. Public Finance - K.K. Andley and Sundharam
  6. Indian Economy - Mishra and Puri
  7. Indian Economy - R. Dutt and KPM Sundaram

  8. The Economic of Developments and Planning:M L Jhingan

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  1. Physical Geography -Savindra Singh
  2. Physical Geography - Bunnett
  3. Geomorphology: Arthur M Bloom
  4. Economic Geography: study Of Resources:Roy P K(New Central Book Agency Culcutta)
  5. Human Geography:Majid Husain(Rawat Publication)
  6. World regional geography - Fellnan
  7. Indian geography - Rammorthy Gopalakrishnan
  8. Physical geography of India - S.M. Mathur
  9. Political geography - Dixit
  10. Economic & Commercial geography of India - Mamoria
  11. World Grography: Majid Husain
  12. Geography for The UPSC Civil Services Main Examination Optional Paper: Rajiv Ahir(Spectrum)

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  1. Text Book of Geology - P.K. Mukherjee
  2. Geomorphology - Woolridge or Tharnbury
  3. Structural Geology, 3rd Edition:Billings(Prentice-hall Of India Pvt Ltd)
  4. Principles of Petrology - G.W. Turrel
  5. Petrography - Williams
  6. Economic Geology:U Prasad(Cbs Publishers)

  7. Simple Geological Structure - Plate and Charlincr

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  1. An Advanced History Of India:Majumdar Et Al(Macmillan)
  2. Medival India - Volume I & II Satish Chandra
  3. Medival India - L. Mukherjee
  4. Modern Indian History - Groover & Grooover.
  5. Freedom Struggle - BipinchandraVarun Dey and Amlesh Tripathy (NBT)
  6. Modern India - L. Mukherjee
  7. A Concise History Of The Modern World:S R Bakshi
  8. European History: Jere Link
  9. European History - L. Mukherjee
  10. Europe since Napolean - David Thompson.

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  1. Constitutional Law Of India:Acharya Dr. Durga Das Basu
  2. Indian Constitutional Law:M P Jain
  3. Jurisprudence:Dr.B N Mani Tripathi
  4. Salmond of Jurispredence: P J Fitzgerald
  5. Law of Tort:Winfield
  6. The Law Of Torts:Frederick Pollock(Bibliolife)
  7. Merchantile Law:M C Kuchhal(Vikas Publishing)/li>
  8. Mercantile Law:Arun Kumar(Atlantic)
  9. The Indian Evidence Act, No. 1 Of 1872:India(General Books)
  10. Criminal Major Acts: Khastagir

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  1. Linear Algebra - K.C. Prasad, K B Datta
  2. Calculus - Santhi Narayan
  3. Calculus - Das,Das & Mukherjee
  4. Theory and Problems of Advance calculus:Murray R. Spiegel
  5. Introduction To Ordinary Differential Equations:Coddington(Prentice-hall)
  6. Introductory course in Differential Equations:D. A. Murray(Orient Longman)
  7. Vector Analysis:Murray R. Spiegel(Schaum Publishing)
  8. A Text Book of Vector calculus:Shanti Narayan
  9. Statics:S.L. Loney(Macmillan)
  10. Dynamics of a Particle: M.Ray
  11. Tensor Calculus:Barry Spain
  12. An Elementary Treatise on the Dynamics of a Particle and of Rigid Bodies:S.L. Loney
  13. Introduction to the Theory of Relativity:P.G. Bergmann(Prentice Hall of India)
  14. An Introduction to Real Analysis:P.K. Jain and S.K. Kaushik(S. Chand & Co)
  15. Complex Analysis: Ponnuswamy(Narosa Publishing )
  16. Complex Analysis -J.N. Sharma
  17. Elements of Partial Differential equations: I.N. Sneddon(McGraw Hill)
  18. Introduction to Numerical Analysis: C.E. Froberg(Addition-Wesley)
  19. Numerical Analysis - S.S. Sastry
  20. An Introduction to Applied Probability:I. Blake(John Wiley & Sons)
  21. Numerical analysis and Computer Progg. - V. Rajaraman, SS Shasri

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  1. The Problems of Philosophy:Russell, Bertrand
  2. A Short History of Philosophy:Higgins, Kathleen M. and Solomon, Robert C.
  3. Contemporary Western Philosophy:Dr. B.K. Lal
  4. Indian Philosophy:Dr. C.D. Sharma
  5. Socio-Political Philosophy:Dr. J.P. Sood Vol IV
  6. Philosophy of Religion:John Hick
  7. Philosophy And Religion:M. Kirti Singh
  8. Outlines Of Logic, Psychology And Ethics:Arthur Baker
  9. Indian Ethic:Dr. Divakar Pathak
  10. Western Ethic:Dr. V.P. Verma

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  1. Physics Vol I&II: David Haliday and Resnick
  2. Mechanics - D.S. Mathur, B.S. Agarwal

  3. Special Relativity-R.Resnic
  4. Introduction of Electrodynamics - David Griffiths
  5. Optics-Ajay Ghatak
  6. Text Book Of Electrostatics:D.k. Jha
  7. Electricity & Magnetism: D.C. TAyal, B.S. Agarwal, Griffith

  8. Fundamental of Magnetism electricity - B.N. Basudeva
  9. Thermal Physics - Singal, Agarwal & Prakash
  10. Thermal Physics - P.K Chakraborty
  11. Statistical Physics -B.B laud
  12. Quantum Mechnaics - A Ghatak
  13. Atomic Physics - J. B. Rajan
  14. Nuclear Physics - D.C. Tayal
  15. Solid State Physics -Kittel
  16. Waves and Oscillations - Brijlal & Subramanyam, B.S. Agarwal
  17. Electronics - Milman & Halkias,

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  1. Political Theory —O.P. Gauba
  2. A History of Political thought—Subrata Mukherjee, Susheela Ramaswamy
  3. Introduction to the Constitution:D.D. Basu
  4. 'Political Theory' —Amal Ray, Mohit Bhattacharya
  5. Politics in India —Rajani Kothari
  6. Our Constitution —S.C. Kashyap
  7. Public Administration - Avasti & Maheswari
  8. New Horizons of Public Administration - Mohit Bhattacharya
  9. Indian Administration - S.R. Maheswari.
  10. International Relations:V N Khanna
  11. International Relations: Joshua S. Goldstein
  12. Indian Foreign Policy:Prem Arora
  13. Foreign Policy Of India:U R Ghai

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  1. Introduction to Psychology - Morgan & King
  2. Abnormal Psychology - Colman
  3. Social Psychology - David G Myers
  4. Social psychology - Baros & Bryne
  5. Industrial Psychology -M L Bulm &J C Naylor
  6. Organisational behaviour - Stephen P. Robbins
  7. Educational psychology - Charles E Skinner
  8. Organisational behaviour - Stephen P. Robbins

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  1. Introductory Sociology: T.B.Bottomore
  2. Social & Cultural Process:Madan & Majumdar
  3. Introduction to Sociology:Harlambus

  4. Social structure: M.N. Srinivas
  5. Basic Concepts of Indian Sociology: Y.Singh
  6. Social problems in India:Ram Ahuja
  7. Social Change in India:Y. Singh

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  1. Introductory Probability and Statistical Applications - Paul Meyer
  2. An Introduction to Probability Theory & Mathematical Statistics -V K Rohtagi
  3. Sampling Techniques-William G. Cochran
  4. Sampling Theory of Surveys with applications - B. V Sukhatme & B V Sukhatme
  5. Fundamentals of Applied Statistics-S C Gupta and V K Kapoor
  6. Fundamentals of Statistics (2 Vol.)- A M Goon, M K Gupta and B Dass Gupta

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  1. Fundamentals Of Ecology, 5th Edition:Odum Eugene P
  2. Ethology - Reena Mathur
  3. Economic Zoology - Shukla and Upadhaya
  4. Economic Zoology:Manju Yadav
  5. Cell And Molecular Biology, 8e (ex):E.d.p. De Robertis
  6. Genetics:Veer Bala Rastogi
  7. Evolution - Vir Bala Rastogi
  8. Biochemistry - Harper
  9. Physiology - H.R. Singh
  10. Fundamentals Of Biochemistry:J.L. Jain, Sunjay Jain & Nitin Jain
  11. Embryology - Balinsky
  12. Cell Biology Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution And Ecology:P.S. Verma & V.K. Agarwal

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      81 comments:

      Santabrata Chanda said...

      Can you please suggest what type of question I have to prepare for mains?

      Anonymous said...

      can you suggest what is the necessary books for optional paper Management.

      smuirtya said...

      plese provide optional question papers.

      rajprit said...

      the suggestions are really very fruitful I am suggesting some books on history.
      Ancient India
      1.prabhatangshu maity
      2.sunil kumar chattopadhaya
      medievel india
      1.Taslim chowdhury(only mughal)
      2.Mihir Roy(only sultan)
      INM
      1.Samar Kumar Mallik(2 vol)
      2.Prabhatangshu Maity
      Europian History
      1.prabhatangshu maity
      2.V.D.Mahajan

      Anonymous said...

      could you kindly mention the name and location of some bookstores in Kolkata selling Zoology books?(those mentioned in your post)

      JAYANTA said...

      i am prepare to wbcs exam 2011, please give me wbcs main subject computer science book. thanks

      Santanu Mukherjee said...

      Can u kindly suggest some guide as well as ref. books for Mains English optional?

      Sudipa said...

      i am prepare to wbcs examination 2011, please give me wbcs main subject MANAGEMENT books.

      Anonymous said...

      WBCS exam pattern is changing... its becoming merit oriented rather than just labour oriented... However, the Arithmetic paper is still spoiling the dynamism and sophistication that this exam has been gaining over the last couple of years...

      Aniruddha said...

      sir I want to know about books for mechanical engineering main.

      Santabrata Chanda said...

      can you suggest books for anthropology?

      Chiranjib said...

      sir i want to know why the subject 'public administration' is not included ?

      Sovan Kumar Saha said...

      please send me 5/10 years question papers of commerce and accountancy optional subject.

      a wbcs expert said...

      a single attempt is enough to realise ur dream 2 bcum Gr.A/B officer. even this 7 weeks cn make u victorious. for any kind of assistance u may cl @ 9830770440

      Anonymous said...

      IS there any good tutorial materials for preparation -like brilliant and other?

      Anonymous said...

      please write the suggested physiology books for wbcs optional main.exam is near to door.please,please...

      tuhin roychowdhury said...

      can u suggest the bengali books for anthropology optional...except r.m sarkar

      syed anowar said...

      plz send me electrical engineering syllebus at my email tommsit@gmail.com ,.........anowar

      saroj said...

      I WANT TO GIVE 2013 WBCS I HAV SO MANY QUES ABOUT WBCS 1.WE HAVE TO WRITE IN BENGALI OR ENGLISH
      2.I M COMUTER ENGINEERING STUDENT WHICH SUBJECT CAN I TAKE FOR OPTIONAL SUBJECT FOR EASY
      3.IS THE OPTIONAL SUBJECT ARE DEGREE COURSE LEVEL
      4.CAN I TAKE PHYSICS 0R MATH FOR ONE OPTIONAL SUBJECT PLEASE SEND ANS TO MY EMAIL
      sarojdl160@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      PLZ GIVE THE NAMES OF SOME BOOKS FOR THE COMPULSARY PAPERS-FIVE YEARS PLAN,ARITHMATIC AND LOGICAL REASONING,BENGALI(INDIAN LANGUAGE),ENGLISH.WE WILL BE GRATEFULL 2 YOU.

      BiBeK said...

      What is the best book for Paper II for geography?

      arpan said...

      what is the best book for paper1 & paper2 for physiology??????

      JOYDEEP said...

      can you please suggest me the books for ANTHROPOLOGY and PSYCOLOGY written in BENGALI version?

      MITHUN said...

      can you please suggest me the books for ANTHROPOLOGY and HISTORY written in BENGALI version?

      MITHUN said...
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      MITHUN said...

      the suggestions are really very fruitful I am suggesting some books on history in Bengali version.
      Ancient India
      1.prabhatangshu maity
      2.sunil kumar chattopadhaya (Vol I&II)
      3.Ranabir Chakraborty (Prachin Bharatar Arthonoytic etihasar Sandhana)
      4.Romila Thapor (Indian history)
      medievel india
      1.Taslim chowdhury(only mughal)
      2.Anirudha Roy(only sultan)
      3. Satish chandra (Vol I&II)
      INM
      1.Bipan Chandra & Others (Bharatar sadhinota sangram,1857-1950)
      2.Sekhar Banerjee (Plassey to partition)
      3.Prabhatangshu Maity
      European History
      1.prabhatangshu maity
      2.David Tomson
      3.Subhas ranjan chakraborty
      4.Goutam chottopadhyay

      Anonymous said...

      please give me question papers with answers of the previous years

      Anonymous said...

      is public abministration still there as a subject in wbcs???plzz help

      Anonymous said...

      For public administration, it is no.

      jayanta1987gmail@blogspot.com said...

      can you please post some books of sociology in bengali for wbcs main

      pooja said...

      can u plz post name of some books of management for wbcs main exam

      Anonymous said...

      ANTHROPOLOGY paper-I, and paper-II books suggestion please, (in bengali)

      d crng said...

      i bought v.d.mahajans ancient and medieval history..hws that book.anyone got that book??

      Anonymous said...

      Please suggest some books of PHYSIOLOGY in English version as i want this subject as one of my optional papers for W.B.C.S. main examination...

      Anonymous said...

      CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF SOME BENGALI BOOKS NEEDED FOR SOCIOLOGY MAIN?MY MAIL ID IS sonalray.1984@gmail.com

      kuntal said...

      Can u say me..some bengali version books of phsychology.....& anthropology.my email id is

      Anonymous said...

      Sir pls upload optional question paper of MEDICAL SCIENCE

      Anonymous said...

      Please upload Optional Question Paper of MEDICAL SCIENSE.

      Anonymous said...

      please send me last 5years priliminary question @ answer.my mail id is-mondalimran40@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      Please suggest me some good materials to prepare the psychology and Political science for WBCS @ my mail id:santanusa18@gmail.com

      MITHUN said...

      Anthropology parer I & II Books in Bengali version
      1) R.M. Sarkar (Voll - I, II & III_

      sukanta said...

      Sir i have passed bca from WBUT.. am i eligible for this WBCS Exam..please let me know.. i am waiting for your Reply...
      Infotilla

      MITHUN said...

      yes sukanta you are eligible.

      PRITISUNDAR HAZRA said...

      plz sir send me a question paper of computer science...... and plz tell me computer science b.tech are eligible for wbcs ok thanks

      onlySoumaya4u said...

      Can anyone suggest me book for sociology in Bengali please. I urgently need it..Please help...

      onlySoumaya4u said...

      @Sukanta: Yes, you are eligible. Please read the advertisement carefully.

      onlySoumaya4u said...

      @Jayanta: Better go for Dr. Anadi Kumar Mahapatra book. Oriental guide books are also helpful.

      Anonymous said...

      plz send me wbcs main compoulsary question papaers plzz.............my email id is--------sanjoyb6@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      plz hlp me.m appearing for this exam fot 1st time.........my email id is-sanjoyb6@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      Hi all!!
      Any body who wants to pursue Anthropology as an optional subject can call me..Tuition given by professor of an eminent college..notes also given aligned to WBCS exam..contact no. 8961094990

      Good luck for the mains exam those who have qualified this year..

      Anonymous said...

      Hi ,

      I am a aspirant of wbcs 2013 exam . I have already choosen two main paper (History & Pol Science ) . Can you please send me the selected books in bengali version for this two papers .As well as the 5 years plan book name for the same .
      My email id is - chinmoyece.jgec@gmail.com

      bristi said...

      I have chosen two optional papers Bengali & Psychology.
      Would you please send me the syllabus & the selected books? Psychology-Bengali version.
      My email id-oindri.banerjee9@gmail.com

      bristi said...

      I have chosen two optional papers Bengali & Psychology.
      Would you please send me the syllabus & the selected books? Psychology-Bengali version.
      My email id-oindri.banerjee9@gmail.com

      Anindya said...

      can you please tell a book that helps to prepare for the mains in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

      Sumana ghosh said...

      sir can you please send me WBCS 10yrs agricultare mains question papar on this mail id summicro2012@gmail.com?

      Soumaya Karmakar said...

      Can anyone suggest geography books in Bengali??

      Anonymous said...

      is anthropology and psychology a good choice as optional in mains?

      Anonymous said...

      I am going to appear for wbcs 2013 can anyone suggest me a good guidance for commerce and accountancy for mains
      plz pm me at hottestgame4u@yahoo.co.in

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      Anonymous said...

      exam ki banglay hoi?

      Anonymous said...

      ami ece graduate from west bengal.ami ki banglay exam debo? r books ki bangla version porbo? plz plz amak help korun

      Anonymous said...

      Thanks! For the information provided!

      Anonymous said...

      I want to take math as first optional . Anyone plz
      send me some question paper of optional math( main) at rajaforjob@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      Is it a good decision to take math as optional subject in wbcs ?

      Anonymous said...

      is medium of instruction is afactor in wbcs exam

      Anonymous said...

      What will be the expected cutoff in wbcs 2013 preli.if one score 100 marks then what is the probability

      Anonymous said...

      Please call me and help me. 9831904200 .

      Anonymous said...

      PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE BOOKS OF COMPUTER SC. FOR MAIN

      Anonymous said...

      NCERT Books is more then enough for any kind of civil service, either Sate or Central.......

      Anonymous said...

      for Law paper, J N Pandey is good.....

      Anonymous said...

      Plz help me...my ph-7699462620

      Rusha said...

      My brother is a Masters in History. He has chosen History & Pol Sc as optional.Is it a good selection? Can anybody please tell me books for these 2 subjects in Bengali version. And where in Kolkata can NCERT books be found? My email:rusha.rockers@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      Sir please give me suggest some geology books in bengali version.

      Binoy Biswas said...

      can anyone tell me books on 5 years plan on bengali verson, pls mail-monsoonbinoy@gmail.com

      Anonymous said...

      Hi, I m Biswa... Can anyone suggest books for anthropology.....Send me at my emailid..biswa94@hotmail.com....Plz...I will be thankful...

      Anonymous said...

      Hi, i want needed books on anthropology.BENGALI version.....plz send me at biswa94@hotmail.com...

      MITHUN said...

      R.M.Sarkar:- Anthoropology (Voll - I,II&III)

      rishi said...

      In the History mains, the most imp book for modern India is India's freedom for struggle by Bipan Chandra.. rishi

      jayanta saha said...

      POLITICALE SCIENCE R JE BOOK GULO DEOWA ACHE SEGULO KI SOB ENGLISH VERSION, BUT I NEED BENGALI VERSION .
      PLEASE TELL ME SOMEONE .

      Anonymous said...

      If these all history books are in english then tell some bengali version please.

      Anonymous said...

      V.N Shukla is an equally good book for Constitutuion of India.

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