"The Enclopaedia of India" is a study of India presented in a nutshell. India is too vast a country to be boxed in one book. The effort has been to touch briefly on all the aspects of this beautiful nation that is rich in the diversity of not only its people and their lifestyles, but also the physical features of the various states, their flora and fauna. Yet there is a certain palpable commonality running throughout. The Enclopaedia presents a wealth of information on India in more than 270 photographs and 44 maps. The book is divided into two major sections. One is about India in general and the other is about the States in particular. Maps supplement the text and the pictures compliment it. The various sections on India and its States cover a vast range of topics from history, political divisions, people, physical features, climate, forests and wildlife, natural resources, agriculture, industries, transportations to places of tourist interest. It guarantees hours of absorbing reading offering insights into what makes India such a beautiful and vibrant nation. This book carries with it an interactive CD ROM. The CD has ten times more maps and text than the book. The maps are enlargeable and the text is printable. There is also a small video clip to give the actual sound-and-sight feel of India.