Every Serious UPSC IAS Aspirant must know beforehand what awaits him once he enters the ‘system’. Almost every year, a bureaucrat or a diplomat pens an autobiography recollecting all the old memories, journey and life experiences as a civil servant, and present them to the reader in the hope that his experiences might shed some light on the working of the ‘system’ he was part of.
I found the following books worth reading for their honest reflection about the working of the ‘system’. Hope you will enjoy reading them.
Poor But Spirited In Karimnagar: Field Notes Of A Civil Servant – Sumita Dawra
I Do What I Do: On Reform, Rhetoric and Resolve – Raghuram G. Rajan