The present book, Concise Encyclopaedia of India, is a compendium of diverse aspects of India which is one of the oldest civilisations with a kaleidoscopic variety, rich cultural heritage and multifaceted socio-economic progress. The idea behind bringing out this book is to help one and all in understanding the country and its unity in diversity. In its three volumes, the Encyclopaedia encompasses a remarkably wide range of topics related to India--its history, physiography, people, population, national symbols, national leaders, languages and literatures, art, culture, defence, education, economy, polity, foreign policy and relations, scientific and technological developments, law and justice, sports, festivals, transport, communication and related activities. In addition, a profile of all its 28 states and 7 union territories has also been provided. Furthermore, it provides an accessible, authoritative account of the latest developments made in varied fields alongwith the data from the Central and State Governments, their establishments, constitutional bodies, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies and the like.
The book is comprehensive, self-contained and user-friendly, as the emphasis throughout is on ensuring that readers, particularly students, receive worthwhile, authentic information instead of irrelevant and outdated details. It will definitely prove an invaluable reference book to students of different educational levels and candidates preparing for Civil Services Examinations or other competitive exams and interviews for various jobs. Besides students, the researchers, executives in government and private sector and also the common man will find it highly informative.
Dr. K.R. Gupta is a well-known author. He has keen interest in writing work and has published a large number of books and more than hundred papers in reputed journals, being published in India and abroad. His field of interest include economics, world affairs, environment etc. He had been teaching postgraduate classes and guiding research for about two decades in the University of Jammu and Kurukshetra University.
Amita Gupta is a postgraduate in Economics and trained in Education Counselling. She is a renowned personality in the area of modern Resource Centre Development. She has been writing on diverse subjects. She is the co-editor of Handbook of Universities