OUR HISTORY AND MISSION
Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd. was born in 2001 when it took over Spectrum India – a publishing firm that was almost experimentally set up in 1990, in a very small way, with just one book in print. Within five years, Spectrum India had made a niche for itself in the publishing world, bringing out well-researched books for the highly intelligent and discriminating readers preparing for the civil services examinations set by the UPSC as well as the state public service commissions. Spectrum Books Pvt Ltd continues the tradition.
Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd.has brought out several titles under the imprints SPECTRUM EDUCATION and QUEST.
SPECTRUM EDUCATION publishes books in English and in Hindi on various academic subjects. The publications are especially directed towards the young and not so young who seek to improve their knowledge and awareness of current happenings or seek to improve their skills of communication and ability to tackle competitive examinations.
The objective is to present the reader with well-researched and concisely written books on a wide range of subjects—geography, history and culture, polity, economy, social issues, current events. Books on literature and language have been brought out in the series LITSCAN. All the publications are noted for their simple language and lucid style, so that both serious students and lay readers with an interest in broadening their general awareness may benefit from them.
A special feature of these publications is the constant revision they are subject to, so that facts and data may be brought up to date, and obsolete matter discarded.
QUEST, the other imprint, is a new venture bringing out books for the general reader who wants to know more but does not have the time or even the inclination for a deep study of a subject. Under the series, MINDS THAT MATTER, this imprint offers a stimulating glimpse into the life and works of men and women whose thoughts, ideas and actions have enriched human civilization. Who knows, the books may whet the appetite of the reader to seek in-depth knowledge in the subjects!