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India: a global studies handbook

Author: Blackwell, Fritz Series: Global studies: Asia Publisher: ABC-CLIO, 2004.Language: EnglishDescription: 300 p. : Photos ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1576073483Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HC500.43 .I6 B53 2004
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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India A Global Studies Handbook Contents Series Editor's Foreword xi Preface and Acknowledgments xv Maps xvii PART ONE: NARRATIVE SECTION 1 1 India's Geography and History 3 The Physical and Human Geography of India 4 Prehistory 13 Indus Civilization 14 The Aryans 15 Ancient History 17 Events Leading to the Sultanate 22 The Delhi Sultanate and the Great Mughals 24 The Raj (British Empire in India) 31 Independence/Nationalist Movement 36 Since Independence 39 2 India's Economy 49 History 49 Period of European Dominance 53 Postindependence Developments and Conditions 55 3 Indian Institutions 79 Government and Politics 79 Education 89 Traditional Learning 89 British Period 92 viii Contents Independent India 93 Women and Oppressed Groups 98 Some Statistics 99 Summation 101 Religion 102 Religions Entering from Outside 102 Indigenous Religions 110 Religious Violence in Contemporary India 126 4 Indian Society and Contemporary Issues 135 Caste 136 Varna 136 Jati 140 Caste Today 143 Women 145 Language and Regionalism 153 Movies and Television 156 Population and Ecology 161 Indian Relations with the Outside World 167 Pakistan and Kashmir 173 South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 179 PART TWO: REFERENCE MATERIALS 183 Key Events in Indian History 185 Significant People, Places, and Events 187 Indian Languages, Food, and Etiquette 205 Languages 205 Food 211 Beverages 213 Etiquette 214 Indian Impact on the West and American Culture 217 Intellectual Culture 218 Contemporary Pop Culture 224 Gandhian Nonviolence 228 Contents ix India-Related Organizations and Web Sites 233 Business and Economics 233 Government 241 Education 243 Tourism 247 Annotated Bibliography 249 Books 249 Culture 249 Society, Politics, and Economics 258 History 263 Etiquette, Food, and Cooking 268 Travel 273 Gandhiana 278 Periodicals 281 Web Sites 282 Index 285 About the Author 300

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