1.You are preparing for the JNU MA sociology entrance exam. If your BA is also with a sociology background, it would be easy, if not you need to have a grasp of the fundamentals of sociology relevant to the Indian context. You need to know the views of the architects of Indian Sociology like Henry Maine, Alfred Lyell, Louis Dumont, Ar Desai, Yogendra Singh, MN Srinivas, Gail Omvedt, The Marxist views, GS Ghurye, etc.
2.Previous year question papers of JNU MA sociology entrance exams:
This is always a good way for a focussed preparation. Please check the four JNU question paper links given below
3. THE JNUEE ( entrance exams) are broadly based on the basics of sociology that is taught at the UG level. As a prospective student, you need to have a good grasp of Social Sciences, Indian Society and Culture. You need to know about the evolution of sociology in India right up to the current issues. At times questions can be out of the syllabus. So, you need to be familiar with current sociology, the impact of economy, caste, poverty, globalization, etc that affect Indian sociology.
http://jnu.ac.in/admission/JNU%20Prospectus%202019-20.pdf= Please read page 165-166 related to the syllabus for MA sociology JNU entrance exam.
5. Some of the popular books specific for the MA JNU entrance exams are
Marx, Durkheim, Weber: Formations of Modern Social Thought by Ken Morrison
JNU Chapterwise Previous Years' Solved Papers MA Sociology by Arihant publishers. This has answers with relavant explanations and also exercises
The Penguin dictionary of sociology
Indian Society by S.C. Dube
HARALAMBOS & HOLBORN SOCIOLOGY:THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES by Haralambos around Rs 900-1000
Indian Sociology by Andre Beterille
Sociological Theory by Ritzer G, around Rs 700.00
Social Stratification in India by Dipankar Gupta
Social Ecology by Ramachandra Guha that deals with Sociology and Social anthropology.
India's Social Structure by M.N. Srinivas
A complete resource manual of Sociology by JK Chopra, this is for JNU MA entrance and other universities.
Modernization of India Tradition by Yogendra Singh
Sociology by J.J. Macionis
Religion and Indian Society. A sociological perspective by CN Venugopal.
Faith and Social movements by Anindita Chakrabarti
Modern Sociological Theory by Francis Abrahams.