Those who are appearing in CSE 2017 with history optional gather here so that we can share our strategy for optional and help each other.
I am going topicwise i.e each topic in the syllabus will cover from one of the following sources that I feel is better.
Ancient - Upinder singh + RS Sharma (old)
Medieval - Satish Chandra - 2 volumes + NCERT (old)
Modern - Shekhar Bandopadhyaya + NCERT (old)
World - Norman Lowe and coaching notes
Miscellaneous and left out topics from IGNOU.
I have started from today and will continue simultaneously with GS preparation.
Others are requested to post their strategy.
We can also form a group for the same.