Section A: Comparative Politics and International Relations Essential Readings: “The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations” by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens. “Global Politics” by Andrew Heywood. “Theories of Comparative Politics: The Search for a Paradigm Reconsidered” by Ronald H. Chilcote. IGNOU notes on Comparative Politics. Additional Readings: “Theories of International Relations” by Palgrave publications. “The Oxford Handbook of International Relations” by Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal. “Understanding International Relations” by Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley. “Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches” by Georg Sorenson and Robert Jackson. Section B: India and the World Essential Readings: Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview by Harsh Pant . International Relations McGraw Hill education. “IDSA website should be followed for articles. MEA website should be regularly followed for updates and articles. IR editorials should be followed in The Hindu and The Indian Express. Additional Readings: The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy” by David M. Malone, C Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghvan.