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India: culture smart! A quick guide to customs and etiquette

Author: Grihault, Nicki Series: Culture smart! Publisher: Kuperard Publishing, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 168 p. : Ill. ; 17 cm.ISBN: 1857333055Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print GT2400.43 .I6 G75 2006
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Available 900179355
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Print GT2400.43 .I6 G75 2006
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Includes index


Map of India Culture Introduction Key Facts Culture smart India smart India Chapter 1: LAND AND PEOPLE The Indian Subcontinent Climate The People The States of India City Flavors India: A Brief History India Today Government and Politics - Chapter 2: VALUES AND A3TITUDES The Life Cycle, Karma, and Reincarnation Family Strength The Trade Group Warmth and Gentleness Respect for Tradition Asceticism Color and Creativity Time Democracy The Indian Psyche Attitudes Toward Foreigners - Chapter 3: INDIA'S RELIGIONS Hinduism Other Religions of India Islam Buddhism Sikhism Jainism Zoroastrianism Christianity The Festive Year Chapter 4: TIME IN Home and Family Housing Celebrating the Life Cycle Social Relations and Occupations Family Relationships Marriage Physical Contact lzzat, or Saving Face Superstition Astrology Dress Hospitality Greetings Gift Giving Taboo Subjects lndian Humor Chapter 5: FOOD AND DRINK Food Meals of the Day Etiquette-Dos and Don'ts Drink Tea Drinking Alcohol Chapter 6: TIME OUT Encountering Poverty Crowds, and Lack of Privacy Tipping Social and Cultural Life Travel and Transport Chapter 7: KEEPING HEALTHY Preparing to Go Indian Attitudes to Health Traditional Healthcare Treatments Prevention Is Better Than Cure Safety Chapter 8: BUSINESS BRIEFING Core Business Attitudes The Business Culture Women in Business Business Communications Presentations Meetings and Negotiations Decision-Making Corruption Is Relative Wining and Dining Al the Time in the World l Bureaucracy Chapter 9:COMMUNICATING The Languages of India Conversation Body Language Conclusion Further Reading Index

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