Book Review: Hachette Indiapedia – The All India Fact Finder

November 25th, 2013 § 1 comment

My Thoughts:

There are lots of books in the market that deal with facts and numbers with respect to India. Most of these books are compiled for adults preparing for various competitive exams and tend to be very detailed in their presentation with a daunting size. Hachette’s Indiapedia is a book that is written especially for school going children, who are looking for basic information and facts about the country. In a 250 paged book, this book covers a lot of topics that are staple for school projects.

Some of the major areas covered in this book include Indian history, geography, politics, science and technology and culture. A special mention for the Indian States and Union Territories section that is the highlight of the book. This section has a profile of each state with a Did You Know and At A Glance sub heading. While it is not an all-inclusive write-up and takes up only about a page and a half for each state, it provides you with lots of basic information that can get you started.

Some recent political issues, laws, amendments have also been included in the book. I also happened to enjoy reading the section aptly named 100 Extraordinary things about India. Content and presentation is neat and uncluttered. Believe me, it will be a great help while working on school projects or preparing for quizzes. My only issue with this book is the absence of an index at the end to quickly locate specific information.

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