What would be the three books you plan to read before the Interview or Mains Result? Why?
My diet chart is:-
1. The Men who ruled India
by Philip Mason.
-British Historians are awesome. They really have a thing for story telling. This books begins with recording the ascent of British rule in India. But wait, its not about the dates and wars. It is about the individual personalities of the people who rules. This book beautifully records how the British were required to even crawl and kneel before Moghul Emperors when they exceeded their limits. It draws a fair comparison bewteen the difference between the East & the West. While the West has come up with a rule based governance, India still was ruled by Kings who would say something one day, and get pissed and say completely another thing the other day. The book presents an unbiased story of how we got enslaved under foreign yoke.
Why? Dr Shaleen aka @ valkyrie gifted it to me. Goodreads
says it justifies British rule in India because Mason was what we all want to be - ICS.
2. Sophie's World
Contains entire Western Philosophy in a nutshell, not written like a textbook though. Why? Because Dev- a friend, poet, lawyer, teacher @Vajiram
and Vision, IRS and a tabla maestro says its the next best thing after Madhushala
3. I am waiting for @Partho
to recommend me one. Please do!
*No good deed goes unpunished*