India: A Global Studies Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - History - 300 pages
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With a population second only to China's and the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, it is hard to dispute India's central role in both the history of Asian culture and in the defining position it enjoys today. Although India has grabbed media attention for its armed conflict with Pakistan, it is a nation perhaps more notable for its internal diversity and challenges than for a single external conflict.

"India: A Global Studies Handbook" unites the geography, history, culture, notable people, and events into a wide-ranging yet concise work that brings this fascinating land to the page. Of interest to academic and general audiences, this volume presents an uncomplicated look at the varied, bustling nation of India. From geography that includes the Himalayas to a cultural fabric built upon the often-criticized caste system, India remains a land of mystery and intrigue.

 

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Contents

POPULATION AND ECOLOGY
INDIAN RELATIONS WITH THE OUTSIDE WORLD
Pakistan and Kashmir
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC
REFERENCE MATERIALS
Key Events in Indian History
Significant People Places and Events
Indian Languages Food and Etiquette

THE RAJ BRITISH EMPIRE IN INDIA
INDEPENDENCENATIONALIST MOVEMENT
SINCE INDEPENDENCE
Indias Economy
PERIOD OF EUROPEAN DOMINANCE
POSTINDEPENDENCE DEVELOPMENTS AND CONDITIONS
Indian Institutions
EDUCATION
British Period
Independent India
Women and Oppressed Groups
Some Statistics
Summation
RELIGION
Indigenous Religions
Religious Violence in Contemporary India
Indian Society and Contemporary Issues
CASTE
Jati
Caste Today
WOMEN
LANGUAGE AND REGIONALISM
MOVIES AND TELEVISION
FOOD
BEVERAGES
ETIQUETTE
Indian Impact on the West and American Culture
INTELLECTUAL CULTURE
CONTEMPORARY POP CULTURE
GANDHIAN NONVIOLENCE
IndiaRelated Organizations and Web Sites
GOVERNMENT
EDUCATION
TOURISM
Annotated Bibliography
Society Politics and Economics
History
Etiquette Food and Cooking
Travel
Gandhiana
PERIODICALS
WEB SITES
Index
About the Author
Copyright

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Fritz Blackwell is associate professor of history at Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

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