It is a type of welding that uses a welding power supply to create an electric arc between an electrode and the base material to melt the metals at the welding point. They can use either direct (DC) or alternating (AC) current, and consumable or non-consumable electrodes.
You can refer book for Arc Welding by Indian Author.
Book Name-Modern Arc Welding Technology
Author Name-by Nadkarni S V
Link : http://www.amazon.in/Modern-Arc-Welding-Technology-Nadkarni/dp/8120416767