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Political Science and International Relations (Optional) Mind Map Notes + Related Current Affairs

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  1. INSTRUCTIONS & SAMPLES
    How to use
  2. Samples
    2 Submodules
  3. PAPER I
    Political Theory: Meaning & Approaches
  4. Theories of the State
  5. Justice
  6. Equality
  7. Rights
  8. Democracy
  9. Concept of power, hegemony, ideology, and legitimacy
  10. Political ideologies
  11. Indian political thought
    3 Submodules
  12. Western political thought
    11 Submodules
  13. Indian nationalism – Perspectives
  14. Making of the Indian constitution
    4 Submodules
  15. Salient features of the Indian constitution
    10 Submodules
  16. Principle organs of the union government
    6 Submodules
  17. Principal organs of the state government
    6 Submodules
  18. Grassroots democracy
  19. Statutory institutions/Commissions
    3 Submodules
  20. Federalism
    3 Submodules
  21. Planning and Economic Development
  22. Caste in Indian Politics
  23. Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics
  24. Party system
  25. Social Movements
  26. PAPER II
    Comparative politics
    4 Submodules
  27. State in comparative perspective
    5 Submodules
  28. Politics of representation and participation
  29. Globalisation
    3 Submodules
  30. Approaches to the study of international relations
  31. Key concepts in international relations
  32. Changing international political order
  33. Evolution of the international economic system
  34. United Nations
  35. Regionalisation of world politics
    5 Submodules
  36. Contemporary global concerns
  37. Indian foreign policy
  38. India’s contribution to Non-Alignment Movement
  39. India and South Asia
    4 Submodules
  40. India and Global South
    4 Submodules
  41. India and Global Centres of Power
    5 Submodules
  42. India and the UN system
  43. India and the nuclear question
  44. Recent developments in Indian Foreign Policy
    5 Submodules
  45. RELATED CURRENT AFFAIRS
    Related Current Affairs

How to use

For first reading

Way 1 – Click to open each node

Way 2 – Presentation Mode

Click “Menu” at bottom-left >> Click “Presentation”

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For revision

Way 1 – Focus Mode

Focus option expands all nodes inside a specific node

Way 2 – Expand all

Click “View” >> Click “Expand all” to expand all nodes inside the mindmap

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How to prevent eyestrain due to high screen time
  1. Click the dark mode icon on the top-right corner to read the modules in dark mode.
  2. Wear Anti-UV glasses. We recommend the below product that has been tried and tested by ourselves (It works!).

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Referred Sources

General Studies
  • Current affairs – Hindu, Indian Express, PIB, Down to Earth, & other news sources.
  • Polity – Laxmikanth, DD Basu, Internet.
  • Economy – Ramesh Singh, Internet.
  • Art & Culture – Spectrum, Internet.
  • Geography – NIOS, NCERT, Internet.
  • Environment – NIOS, Shankar, Internet.
  • Ancient India – R.S. Sharma (old NCERT), Internet.
  • Medieval India – Satish Chandra, Internet.
  • Modern India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • Post-independent India – Bipan Chandra, Internet.
  • World History – Tamil Nadu Board book, Internet.
  • International Relations – Internet.
  • Ethics – Lexicon, Internet.
  • Indian Society & Social Justice – NCERT, Internet.
  • Internal Security – News & research papers.
  • Disaster – News & research papers.
  • Governance – Internet.
  • Science & Technology – NCERT, Arihant, News sources.

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Political Science (Optional)
  • IGNOU MA Notes
  • Political Theory by O P Gauba
  • Global Politics by Andrew Heywoods
  • VP Verma – Modern Indian political thoughts
  • etc

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Anthropology (Optional)

Paper 1:

  • Physical Anthropology – P Nath
  • Anthropology Simplified- Vivek Bhasme
  • Anthropology – Ember and Ember
  • epg pathashala
  • ignou M.A Anthropology

Paper-II:

  • ignou M.A Anthropology
  • epg pathashala
  • January 2014 edition of Yojana- Tribal and Marginalized Communities
  • The Tribal Culture of India – LP Vidyarthi
  • Tribal India – Nadeem Hasnain
  • Indian Anthropology -Nadeem Hasnain
  • Anthropology Simplified – Vivek Bhasme

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Geography (Optional)
  1. Savindra Singh’s Geomorphology
  2. Savindra Singh’s Physical Geography
  3. Savindra Singh’s Climatology
  4. Savindra Singh’s Oceanography
  5. D.R khullar
  6. Majid Hussain
  7. Geographical thought by R. D Dikshit
  8. Internet

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Sociology (Optional)
  • Haralambos and Holborn (blue & orange )
  • IGNOU Material
  • Seeing sociology in everyday life by J.J.Macionis
  • Sociological theory – George Ritzer
  • Oxford Dictionary of Sociology
  • Research papers from the internet

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History (Optional)

Standard sources like NCERT, Ignou, Upinder Singh, R.S.Sharma, Romila Thapar, Satish Chandra, Bipin Chandra, etc + Internet.

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Psychology (Optional)

Standard sources like XI & XII NCERT, Robert A Baron, Morgan and King, Saundra Ciccarelli, Robert S. Feldman, A K Singh, Smarak Swain

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Abbreviations (GS only)

If you’ve found any abbreviations not provided in the list below, please contact us here.

General
  • WRT – With respect to
  • NOTH – Need of the hour
  • W.O – With Out
  • AKA – Also Known As
  • 1ly – Only
  • Sev – Several
  • Misc – Miscellaneous
  • Diff – Difference

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Polity
  • Const – Constitution
  • C – Central Government
  • S – State Government
  • P – Parliament
  • L – Legislature
  • E – Executive
  • SL – State Legislature
  • SLA – State Legislative Assembly
  • SLC – State Legislative Council
  • CAA – Constitutional Amendment Act
  • CFOI – Consolidated Fund of India
  • CFOS – Consolidated Fund of State
  • BS – Basic Structure
  • COM – Council of Ministers

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Economy
  • P.P – Purchasing Power
  • M.T – Monitorable Targets
  • MLP – Multi-Level Planning
  • CFOI – Consolidated Fund of India
  • CFOS – Consolidated Fund of State

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