Top 10 Encyclopedia Books of 2017 – India

 

An encyclopedia is a book or a set of books giving information on many subjects or many aspects of one subject. The encyclopedias have lived for about 2,000 years and have improved considerably regarding language, intent, size, cultural perception and the way they’re produced and distributed. The word Encyclopedia translates to “complete instruction” which is true as they provide complete information on a particular topic or many topics together. They help the reader gain a full field of view on a specific subject.  If you are looking for the best book to read, think no more as encyclopedia books can be your best companion 24/7. In this article, we have gathered and made a list of top 10 encyclopedia books that you can buy from your nearest retailer. Without wasting further time, check out these top 10 books.

 

Encyclopedia of India

The book "Encyclopedia of India" has complete information on various topics including history, cultures, religions, geography, and all that from ancient times to present day India.

Read it For:
The book contains extensive range and depth of information within it which ultimately gives its readers a substantial appreciation of India and its place in our modern world.
Don't Read it For:
The book holds most of the information related to India. So, if you are looking for a different country data, you may not find this book useful.
What makes this book stand out?:
As mentioned earlier, the book holds the entire data regarding the vast history, geography, cultures, religions, etc., and all that from ancient India to present-day India. Hence, the reader gets a picture of the current progress of India and the changes that had been taking place. This book is among the top books that you can get if you want to know more about India.

Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Constitution

This book is a collection of Indian constitution's salient features and its basic structure, fundamental rights, and duties, constitutional values, power and functioning of the executive, the legislature and judiciary, and much other relevant information regarding the Indian constitution.

Read it For:
The book holds almost everything you want to know about India constitution right from fundamental duties to rights to constitutional amendments.
Don't Read it For:
The book goes in-depth into India's constitution, and relevant topics and some readers may find it tedious to continue reading for a long time.
What makes this book stand out?:
You may not find such a book anywhere which will tell you in detail about India's constitution.

Knowledge Encyclopedia

This book uses a bold new path to family reference by utilizing 3-D rendered pictures to traverse the wonders of the world in unprecedented detail. The book is made in association with the Smithsonian Institution and with the latest CGI technology. The book covers various topics including space, nature, earth, science and technology, the human body, history, and culture, etc.

Read it For:
The book has made complicated topics easy to understand.
Don't Read it For:
The book is mainly targeted for kids and adults may not find the adequate information they might be looking for.
What makes this book stand out?:
With the help of this book, a wide range of subjects come to life. The book has fascinating facts, graphics, and timelines making it the perfect resource of knowledge.

Handmade in India: A Geographic Encyclopedia of India Handicrafts

As the book title suggests, this book focuses on all aspects of Indian handicrafts. It discusses the historical, cultural influence on crafts, design and craft process, social, products, traditional and new markets and tools.

Read it For:
The book has extensive photography which will be an excellent resource for artists, textile designers, collectors, development professionals, interior designers, architects, etc.
Don't Read it For:
The book mainly has information regarding Indian handicrafts. So, don't expect much about something other than this.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has included everything you might want to know about Indian handicrafts, including the lesser known crafts like stitching boots form Ladakh, tinsel printing in Ahmedabad and paintings from Jharkhand.
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Student’s Encyclopedia of General Knowledge

This book is targeted for students from third to eighth grade as it provides the best general knowledge on several topics. These topics include Presidents of India, Prime Ministers of India, Indian states, and their capitals, Indian states and their languages, Continents, and countries, Dances of India, National games, etc.

Read it For:
The book covers a lot of information which the upcoming generation should know. It is the best source of information and reference provided in one single volume.
Don't Read it For:
The book is targeted for primary students. An adult may not find the text enjoyable.
What makes this book stand out?:
As already mentioned, the book is the best source of reference and information that is provided in a single volume. It covers information regarding various topics. A primary student will undoubtedly enjoy the book due to its unique illustrations, quizzes, facts, etc., that are included in the book. Hence, this book is among the best books that you can gift a learning child.

Castes and Tribes of Southern India

It is a seven-volume encyclopedia regarding the social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Mysore, Travancore, Pudukkottai, and Coorg.

Read it For:
the book tells its readers about the various phases of south Indian tribal life, manners, customs, and traditions of the people.
Don't Read it For:
The book isn't a single volume and hence very long for someone who is quickly referring a specific topic.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book gives the complete picture of south Indian tribal life, and if you are looking for something regarding that, you may find this book profoundly useful.

The Marvel Encyclopedia

A book with the entire collection of Marvel's characters including heroes and villains.

Read it For:
The book is a massive one and provides its readers with complete information of every Marvel comic character.
Don't Read it For:
You may only find marvel comic characters and not any other.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is an iconic one that every new and existing fan of Marvel should carry. The book is illustrated well with full colors along with the Marvel characters arranged in the alphabetic order. This is the reason why this encyclopedia book has entered our list of top 10 books of 2017.

The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get By in the 21st Century

The book is loaded with knowledge in all significant fields including technology, religion, art, economics, philosophy, science, and more. The book has mainly five sections such as Earth and Space, Politics and Economics, Mathematics and the Sciences, Religion, The Arts, and Philosophy, and Psychology.

Read it For:
The book portrays humankind's most notable achievements and ideas in various fields.
Don't Read it For:
The book only provides a general description of its subject. So, don't expect an in-depth one.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has around 2000 vibrant pictures that entertain its readers with useful knowledge. Also, the contents of the book are laid down in a clear, understandable format making it easier for the readers to read quickly.

The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book teaches its readers philosophy with the help of easy-to-understand graphics and artworks, thoroughly accessible text and brief quotations. The book is primarily a history of philosophy.

Read it For:
You can read this book for quickly grasping philosophy without much effort.
Don't Read it For:
The book at times may go in-depth, so don't expect an easy context.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book reduces the haze of misunderstanding the subject, casting light on abstract concepts, and disentangling elaborate theories.

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

This book covers every field of fantasy comprehensively including literature, television, opera, film, comics, and art.

Read it For:
The genre, fantasy is covered in-depth though this book. It's an invaluable reference for anyone who is interested in this field.
Don't Read it For:
Do read this book, only if you are really into the world of fantasy. Don't just read it for spending time as you may find it somewhat dull.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has over four thousand entries and covers almost every aspect of fantasy making it the perfect companion for its lover.

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