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I have been reading Manorama Yearbook for over a decade now. And as far as my memory goes, I have seen it in my house for over two and a half decades! 😀
In case, you have already decided that you are going to buy Manorama, then
Otherwise, let me convince you why you need to own a copy of this great book.
Reasons To Buy Manorama Yearbook 2016
This very famous yearbook is an encyclopedia of current affairs published by Malayala Manorama Group.
The first Manorama yearbook was first printed in Malayalam in 1959, and the first English edition came out in 1965.
Let’s dig into some great reasons why you should buy Manorama Yearbook 2016.
1. Comprehensive coverage
Manorama yearbook is the largest-selling general knowledge compendium. It has been consistently used by students preparing for various competitive exams ranging from Banks, Railways, UPSC, PSC and a wide variety of other competitive exams across the country regularly over a large number of years.
It is an open secret that many professionals also keep a copy for their reference!
The yearbook covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from Current Affairs, History, Geography, Polity, Science, Medicine, Ethics, Social Justice, International Relations, Sports, Environment, IT, Literature, and Entertainment.
2. Amazing Price
You can buy Manorama Yearbook 2016 at a fabulous price of
Rs. 285 Rs. 219 on Amazon (FREE shipping at the time of writing this post). From what I have seen, Amazon always tends to have the best price.
Just to be sure also check the price of the book on Flipkart.
Frankly, whichever deal you choose, you have to agree that the price at which you get this yearbook is simply mind boggling!
3. Regularly Updated
Unlike many other general knowledge reference books that just reprint the same information year on year and only change the publication year, Manorama yearbooks contain a lot of updated information.
These updates are based on the events (important from exam point of view) in the immediate past and are very helpful in preparing for competitive exams.
4. Design & Aesthetics
The 1040 page Manorama Yearbook is a treasure trove of highly organized information which is easily digestible. The book uses good paper quality, legible font size, very good binding, compact size and colorful pictures.
In fact, the book is quite compact and lightweight and I have seen many people reading it in metro train bus etc.
Some people complain about the number of ads in the book – But please weigh in the pros and cons, especially the price factor! The ads help to reduce the cost of the book.
5. Perfect Reviews – Across websites
No matter where you check or who you ask, Manorama has a perfect rating. You can see it in the clippings below. The ratings are obviously for Manorama Yearbook 2015 edition at the moment!
6. Freebies with Manorama Yearbook 2016
With the yearbook, you also get — free Concise Britannica Encyclopedia, a set of 4 ebooks, Learner’s Dictionary on CD and free online subscription to Britannica Online
7. Available in five languages
Manorama Yearbook is published in five languages, including — English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Bengali.
8. It is not boring
Not only is the print quality good, and pages feel smooth — but more importantly, this yearbook is NOT boring. If you start getting tired of the static history part, you can always turn to interesting articles which arouse your curiosity.
You can read these as you would read a novel, and you will definitely learn something new!
9. Makes for a great gift
The book also makes a great gift! Especially for your friends or young ones who are preparing for competitive exams or simply want to keep up on general knowledge.
10. It’s in our top recommendations
This may sound like a little tongue in cheek self-promotion, but it is not (OK it is a little bit 😛 ).
However, our top recommendations include only those books which have been the staple choice of more than 100,000 of our readers.
It is no surprise that Manorama is their number one choice!
Topics covered in Manorama Yearbook 2016
Just for your reference, I am providing you a list of the topics covered in this wonderful book.
- India And The World
- Current Affairs – India, World
- Science And Medicine
- Information Technology
- Geography And Space
- World Panorama
- History Of The World
- Education And Career
- Quiz Show
- Who Is Who
- History, Geography, And Polity
- India States
- Social Justice And Ethics
- International Relations
- Indian Economy
- Art, Culture, And Heritage
- General Knowledge
- The Sports Scene
There is hardly any more left to say!
Overall Manorama Yearbook is a complete value for money, for anyone desirous of preparing for competitive exams – I have no hesitation in rating it a perfect 10/10.
You will love it.