Published by Prabhat Paperbacks, UPSC Quotes Handbook is a relevant lovely book written by Piyush Rohankar, who is a Civil Servant from Nagpur. He got through the UPSC selection process in 2014. This book is not a random quotes book; rather it’s designed and written in such a way so that UPSC CSE students can leverage its power to the fullest during the Mains and Interview. This book offers quotes from various fields, stretching up to 143 topics, and 322 pages.
The author gives guidelines right at the beginning as how to use this book effectively. In UPSC exams, if a candidate uses relevant and field-specific quotes to decorate his answers or interview, it casts a positive influence on the examiner and the panels. Quotes and ideas are effective to sum up the overall theme of answers and show the intellectual level of an aspirant. If a candidate wants to remain abreast in exams like UPSC, he/she must equip themselves with quotes and ideas, which they can use from time and again.
The book is not heavy. It makes up a refreshing read along with its usage for exams. The author covered a gamut of quotes on various topics stated by world-known figures and philosophers.
“…this book has tremendous potential to even positively influence the selection possibilities of its readers in UPSC CSE.” – Hemant Rohilla, IRS (C & IT). Essay Topper (CSE- 2013) – 160/250.
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About the Author:
Piyush Arun Rohankar is a Civil Servant from Nagpur. He cleared UPSC Civil Service Exam in 2014 and was allotted Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Island Civil Services (DANICS). He had done his engineering in Electronics & Communication from VNIT, Nagpur, and MBA in Finance from SIBM, Bangalore.
He has published three anthologies of Poetry: Saint Hazel to a Maiden (2013), Narcissistic Romanticism (2015) and Fuchi (2020). You can also read the poems written by him on his blog email@example.com.
A Pleasant Escape (2020) is his debut suspense novel based on the lives of IAS aspirants. Ek IAS Aspirant Ki Romanchak Success Story (2021) is the Hindi translation of his English novel. He wrote songs for his band Nebula Quarantine. You can check out the songs on reverbnation.com/nebulaquarantine.
When he does not works, he loves reading, listening to western classical music, watching movies, playing table-tennis and travelling. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org