Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Book Essential Sociology is Out!!

Dear friends,

It gives me extreme pleasure that the book is finally out and is now available at -

Amazon - 

http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/8131251438/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499564340&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=essential+sociology+for+civil+services&dpPl=1&dpID=51SY-rJvkdL&ref=plSrch

Flipkart -

https://www.flipkart.com/essential-sociology-civil-services-main-examination/p/itmevksrrz2kmjhq?lid=LSTBOK97881312514301Q2F5R&pid=9788131251430

LexisNexis website (all titles on LexisNexis are available at 10% discount and free shipping, details on their landing page) -

http://lexisnexis.in/essential-sociology-for-civil-services-main-examination.htm

Infebeam website -

https://www.infibeam.com/Books/essential-sociology-civil-services-main-examination-seema-nitin-sangwan/9788131251430.html#variantId=P-M-B-9788131251430 


Also available at major book shops in and around Old Rajinder Nagar and Mukharjee Nagar in Delhi. Also available at every major bookshop in other major cities.

I hope you will like it and it will serve your needs.

Eagerly waiting for your critical feedback at - thesociobook@gmail.com

Thanks
Seema & Nitin Sangwan



77 comments:

  1. Thnk u sir..
    Just ordered it from meripustak...

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  2. pleasure to thanks Mr Nitin Sangwan to share our site link. We offer a diverse range and collection of titles in the field of Accounting & Taxation, Medical, Entrance Examination, Legal and Engineering books which make us the India’s 1st exclusive portal for professional and Technical books and a one stop shop for professional titles.

    Thanks
    Meripustak.com

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    1. Hello Meri Pustak,
      I ordered the book from your site.
      Order No.: 1015075
      But the consignment has not been dispatched yet. Please send it ASAP. The exams are near and time is less.
      Hope you understand. Thanks!

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    2. Same here order id
      1015004
      Not yet dispatched...
      Meri pustak look into this

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    3. Hi Rahul and Anand

      I have shared the link of meripustak as it was available there and you may directly contact the meripustak for your order. I am not in anyway in touch with meripustak.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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  3. Dear Sir,

    we are offering Promotional coupon for your follower's :-

    Flat ₹ 50 discount Use code: MPSTK50.

    Thanks
    Meripustak.com

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  4. Thank you for the book sir.
    it would be really of great help if you can provide a rough timetable to complete the syllabus so that we can follow it !!

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    1. Rushikesh,

      3-4 months is sufficient time according to me. Also read some other books parallely.

      Whenever you feel stuck, just google.

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    2. Hello sir,
      I have ordered your book from infebeam as they are offering me 30% discount but sir as now i am seeing their customers reviews that this site is worst online shopping app. Sir please make sure they are sending your genuine original book. Their all reviews are saying they are sending fake items. My order i'd 20281902. Sir please reply once they are having tie-up with you or they are fake.

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  5. Congratulations Sir on the release of the book and heartfelt thanks for helping many UPSC aspirants.

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    1. Hi Anand,

      I raised this concern of yours with my publisher and I was told that for initial period price remains a bit higher as there is some risk and investment involved in publication. But even now, there is a discount of around 10% on LexisNexis website and other websites. I was also told that as sales volume pick up, the prices come down and online retailers will ultimately offer discounts of around 25 - 30%. Pricing decision are taken solely by publisher. I hope the quality and contents of the book will justify the price and I hope it will come down subsequently.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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  9. Has anyone got the book yet?

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    1. I got the book.. ordered it from LexisNexis... Its really amazing.. even the first chapters of introduction which are considered boring... Are detailed in such a manner that u will find them interesting😃
      Thank u sir. For this amazing book. Reading it now😃

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    2. Hi,

      I am glad that you like the book and I am hopeful that it shall serve your needs of Sociobiology as an optional. I shall also be looking forward towards your critical comments on this blog or you can mail @ thesociobook@gmail.com

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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    3. I believe the book will sir..
      I will read it completely first..nd questions after every chapter are really good sir .as whole chapter is revised from the exam oriented angle.

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    4. Although we have to make use of google for questions and ans writing for adding points

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    5. Most is covered in book..few points from net��

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  10. Nitin sir.... will it be sufficient for mains optional on your book?? I mean do i still need to look other resource for optional as well

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    1. Hi Paulalmawi,

      As I had said earlier, I have covered entire syllabus in this book. But will it be sufficient? This is a call that every individual has to himself take. Don't get biased by what I or others say. Try to read more and more it will never harm especially some basic books like New NCERTs and IGNOU BA booklets.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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  11. Sir,Your book along with internet search for paper 1 and ignou notes(and your book) for paper 2 will suffice for the preparation?

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    1. Hi,

      I would like to again reiterate that neither my book nor any other source out there alone shall be a silver bullet for this exam. What you have suggested will reasonably cover the syllabus, but like any other subject to score well you should read wider.

      Purpose of this book is to bring the whole syllabus at one point, but it is up to the reader himself or herself to decide what will be sufficient for him or her.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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    2. Reading wider does not necessarily mean reading books suggested by toppers? It can include reading multiple articles on a certain topic of the syllabus which is posing problem to understand ?

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    3. Hi,

      Yes, you have to develop an understanding of such a level that you ultimately feel confident. The path you chose shall be very specific to your needs. For a person from humanities background it will be different than from a person with, say, medical background. If you have ample time, read from multiple sources.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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    4. Thank you sir.

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    5. U have made the book really interesting sir..right from the start...cant stop reading😃 thnk u..it is just what i wanted😊

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  12. Dear All,
    We are receiving the stock from publisher side by End of the day & will ship all the orders by tomorrow. If you have any query pls call or mail our customer support +91 8373968037, contactus@meripustak.com.

    Best regards,
    Team Meripustak

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  13. Nitin sir...isn' t the price on the higher side for poor students...

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    1. Hi Paulalmawi,

      I have replied to a similar concern earlier also. I am again telling that I have alreay raised this concern of yours with my publisher and I was told that for initial period price remains a bit higher as there is some risk and investment involved in publication. But even now, there is a discount of around 10% on LexisNexis website and other websites. I was also told that as sales volume pick up, the prices come down and online retailers will ultimately offer discounts of around 25 - 30%. Pricing decision are taken solely by publisher and depend upon various factors. I hope the quality and contents of the book will justify the price and I am sure price will come down subsequently.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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    1. Hi Pratham,

      Due to GST and related transition of billing systems, it is being delayed. Today itself.I was told that it may take around 10 days.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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  15. Sir I want to know ,will both paper 1 and 2 be covered in this book ,as I have ordered it though still not get it

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    1. Hi Suraj,

      yes, both the papers will be covered in it.

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  16. Eagerly waiting for ur book sir ,as I have gone through ur notes it was very good ,hope ur book would b exhaustive and simple

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  17. Sir is it available in bookstores in delhi.if not, when it will be available!e ? Please reply.

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  18. Sir, found the book really comprehensive... Reading initial chapter itself on sociology and other disciplines I can see it is similar to content of Bottomore and similarily social thinkers ritzer is covered ...so it gives you best of each unit at one place in very simple language with appropriate examples wherever needed... Like the naxalism example for parson's social system ... One can be assured of conceptual clarification with this book and wide reading as you have been stressing on definitely will help to understand this book even better... I think one who reads widely will understand it's value better coz it gives so much at one place very well organised... Thanks..

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    1. Hi Utkarsh,

      Thanks for your review of the book. I am hopeful that in future also you will enrich the book and the blog of the book with your insights regarding the book and Sociology as an optional.

      Thanks
      Nitin S

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  20. Sir Why I still didn't get my book ,ordered one week earlier from mypustak,really curious to read as I have read all ur notes very diligently be it modern history or art and culture all were very comprehensive ,so I m assured ur sociology book will b a step more comprehensive and thanx a lot sir

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  21. Hi Sir,

    The quality and the content of the book is justifying your efforts in it. Thank you for providing this comprehensive book. The objective of the book of getting the complete syllabus at one stop, can be see achieved.
    Thanks to LexisNexis team as well for smooth delivering the order.

    Thank you.

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  22. Sir , can't I get this book at regular bookstore in delhi ? when it will be available at regular bookstores ? Please help sir.please reply.

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    1. Hi Anup,

      It will be available soon as currently there are some billing issues due to GST.

      Thanks

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  23. Rony J KoonthanamJuly 10, 2017 at 4:42 AM

    For the information of all planning to order this book, order the book directly from Lexisnexis site. I initially ordered this book from Meripustak on 29th July, and till today there has been no update from them. Meripustak is telling publisher has not provided them the books.

    Today I went to Lexisnexis, the publishers site, and ordered the same book again. I came to know that there is a flat 10% discount at the final cart price, and book cost comes down to Rs495. Since they are the publishers, there will not be any delay from their side and the book will be hopefully delivered soon. Hope this helps everyone.

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  24. When will this book be available in snapdeal?

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  25. thank you nitin sir!!
    this book will greatly help socio students
    this means a lot to us..
    thanks for ur effort in reducing our effort!!

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  26. Jus one word I can say ,awesome ,d best book on sociology ,very exhaustive ,concept defined in a very lucid manner ,there is synchronization ,reading one topic would compel u to read other,in d last all love and regard ,suraj

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  27. Received the book today. It's the most amazing sociology book for UPSC exam. Thanks a lot Nitin sir for all your amazing effort :)

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  28. Thanks Nitin Sir for making such a time needed and most helpful book..

    I have ever got such a wonderful book.....

    Feeling blessed...


    I wish this year mains will be last one.

    Tons of thanks

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  29. Nitin sir....regarding Mains questions

    1.Critically analyse
    2. Comment
    3. Analyse
    4. Discuss
    5. Examine
    6. Critically examine / discuss

    Plis tell me the tips to approach this kind of questions

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    1. Hi,

      First of all try to have a grasp on the dictionary meaning of these words. By doing so, things will be clearer.

      For example, in comment, there is a hint at giving your arguments and opinions. Discuss means you have to look at various dimensions. Examination and analysis means almost same and they go beyond discussion. When you add the the word critical, it doesn't mean that you have to only criticise, but have to look at both pros and cons.

      Apart from these, if examiner asks to elaborate, you are supposed to primarily expand the given statement.

      Despite these different terms, try to explore the answer as much as you can without making any repetitions.

      Thanks
      Nitin Sangwan

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  30. Sir,I had a discussion with you last year.. I asked you whether caste is a hierarchy or stratification .. I had said caste is sth imagined on basis of natural differences that dont really exist but are imagined and those differences are hierarchised later - then you told me hierarchy is a cultural concept (dumont) and stratification when attach value to hierarchy it becomes stratification based on inequality... But all this is still very confusing to me... I thought hierarchy and differences are 2 diff ways in which stratification is done - at least this is understanding i got reading dipankar gupta... You explained to me there is hierarchy naturally in a family but when we attach value it becomes stratification.. I have now read in your book also nature creates differences men creates inequality.. All this i get but still - my doubt is not answered by this.. For ex. - dipankar gupta writes -- differences assume imp when ranking diversities becomes difficult, example linguistic differences cannot be placed in a hierarchial order.. Men and women also should not be understood in terms of inequality but sadly such differences are never allowed to retain their horizontal status, this is where prejudice takes over... If hierarchy and diference could held on to their respective terrains then there would be no meed to study stratification.. If it is hierarchy that only that is of interest then social inequality will be a good enough rubric and if only difference then social differentiation.. But term social stratification both these concepts of difference and inequality... And dumont also says india produces hieraechy and europe stratification i guess he means hierarchy is cultural and integratiove And closed system... ???? Sorry for such a long comment, but had to ask it again with context. .please clear this if you get time..

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    1. Hi,

      I request you to kindly go through my again.

      Secondly I suggest you to please get the dictionary meanings of the words clear.

      Third,Dioankar Gupta may have an opinion which is his personal nad may not hold true if you are talking in general terms.

      Fourthly, try not complicating things. It can be dangerous in mains. Think simple.

      Thanks and best of luck.

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    2. Hi,

      I request you to kindly go through my again.

      Secondly I suggest you to please get the dictionary meanings of the words clear.

      Third,Dioankar Gupta may have an opinion which is his personal nad may not hold true if you are talking in general terms.

      Fourthly, try not complicating things. It can be dangerous in mains. Think simple.

      Thanks and best of luck.

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  31. Ded sir can u advise me geneal study exam book for preparapation

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  32. Sir is this book enough or should I read BA books as well ?when I read ur book first and then when I went back to BA books for same topic it was more or less same and found different books of sociology are at one place in ur text book . I would like to tell all if the content is less in sir s book it's better to go in depth in other book of sociology,Thank you sir for helping the aspirants ���� As it covers each and every topic in one book ����

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  33. Your book is great sir... We aspirants often struggle to organise our content and this book has done that systematically. For aspirants like me who dont have proper guidance this book is a boon. It is a guiding light to me. The language is very lucid even those without a sociological backgroud can understand it with ease
    Thank you sir.
    I have just one request whether you will publish the answers of the question published at the end of each chapter. It will help us to relate our answers with that model answer.
    Do reply ( rkyadav1701@gmail.com).

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    1. No, currently there is no plan to publish the answers. They are for you to practice.

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  34. Hello sir
    It would be very useful If you can provide us the PDF so we can buy from online either through Instamojo or like sites :)
    Thank you

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  35. Hi,

    This decision lies with the publishers and I am not sure whether they are going ahead with anytime soon.

    Till then, only a hardcopy shall be available.

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  36. Sir i am preparing for HAS (himachal). And here state optional paper syllabus is not that much as UPSC. Considering this point is this boot is sufficient to score descent marks in state examination??

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    1. Abhi,

      State optional paper syllabus of HPSC is similar to the old syllabus of HPSC.

      Many of the topics are covered in IGNOU graduation level notes/booklets of sociology (they are available online also). But you have to make some effort in ide tidying the topics.

      However, still atleast 60-70% syllabus is similar to new HPSC syllabus of optional. So, I think the book covers around 70% of HPSC syllabus.

      Thanks and best of luck for your exam.

      Nitin Sangwan

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  38. Hello Sir, Your blog is extremely helpful to guide the beginners. The book is out of stock on all the links provided :( Hope to find it soon.

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    1. Yes it is out of stock as this much demand was not anticipated. It is under reprint and will be out soon.

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  39. Sir, need a little help. Have you written anything about how to read the Haralambos book efficiently. Like do we need to read it from cover to cover? Many topics from syllabus are not present in the book. If you have already written anything regarding this please redirect me there else please guide.

    Thanks.

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    1. Navdeep,

      No need to read the book cover to cover, just map the topics of syllabus to contents of the book.

      Yes, you are correct, all topics of UPSC are not there in Haralambos. It is just another reference book for Paper 1.

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