UPSC preparation is not that much hard if you have a good collection of study material and have the patience to read and acquire knowledge from that study material. Indian Polity by Laxmikant is a gem for UPSC aspirants as well as other competitive exam aspirants. And obviously, it comes under the excellent collection of study material.
About the Book
M. Laxmikant writes Indian Polity and published byMcGraw Hill Education India. This book needs no introduction because it has been the most popular among the students because of its lucid and fluence language. The very recent version of this book Indian Polity 6th Edition it was published on 27th December 2019. The previous version of this book “Indian Polity 5th Edition” remains popular.
In Indian Polity 6th Edition, there are so many new contents as compared to Indian Polity 5th Edition making the book vast and updated. Some of the new chapters are (1) Goods and Services Tax Council (2) National Commission for Backward Classes (3) National Investigation Agency (4) National Disaster Management (5) Role of regional parties (6) Coalition Government.
The number of pages is 940, and the price of a paperback book is closely Rs. 700. The rating of the book in Amazon is 4.6* and is in the #1 in the UPSC book category. The content of this book is vast and lengthy, so I can’t wrap up all of them, but I’ll try to conclude out some of the most important chapters.
Chapters rearranged as per the latest guide of the examination.
M. Laxmikantis not only an author but also a trainer. He completed his Master’s degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1989.
He owns a reputed coaching academy in Hyderabad, Laxmikanth’s IAS. Laxmikanth has mastered the art of coaching for civil service aspirants.
Apart from this book he has written many publications such as Governance in India, Public Administration, Indian Economy, and Hindi version of this book Bharat Ki Rajvyavastha.
How to read this book?
Reading a vast book is a tough job. However, one can easily understand it by using some techniques. Techniques that will help you to wrap up this book fastly and effectively. You may get nervous upon seeing this book, but it is not that much tough as it seems to be. So let’s get started.
When you start reading this book, please be patient and proceed to the very new chapter. Start reading it not roughly but yes, just read it as per your tone. Now you get that the language of this book is merely natural.
Now cover all the chapters but please note, at first reading, please try to cover up all the terms, concepts, notable events, personalities, acts, laws, etc. In the second reading, try to focus on essential chapters and topics, and please forget to underline all the points that are useful for the exam point of view. This book is itself a notebook. So I guess you won’t need to make notes additionally. Just focus on the notes written at the end of the chapters. Remember this book is your bible for the polity section.
You must read this book not just as an aspirant but also for knowledge. I have already mentioned the language of the book is fruitful, and that’s this book become the favorite book for all the aspirants. So yeah, give it a try.
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