Understanding Contemporary India / Edition 1

Understanding Contemporary India / Edition 1

by Sumit Ganguly
     
 

Useful as a core text and as a supplement, this work overviews India's geography, history, nationalist movement, politics, international relations, economy, society, religions, environmental challenges, and arts and literature. There are chapters on the role of women, caste, and urbanization. B&w photos and a glossary are included. Ganguly teaches Asian studies and… See more details below

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Useful as a core text and as a supplement, this work overviews India's geography, history, nationalist movement, politics, international relations, economy, society, religions, environmental challenges, and arts and literature. There are chapters on the role of women, caste, and urbanization. B&w photos and a glossary are included. Ganguly teaches Asian studies and government at the University of Texas. DeVotta teaches political science at Michigan State University. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555879587
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Understanding Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1Introduction1
2India: A Geographic Preface7
3The Historical Context17
4The Nationalist Movement41
5Indian Politics63
6International Relations93
7India's Economy111
8The Role of Women137
9Population, Urbanization, and the Environment157
10Religion191
11Caste231
12The Arts255
13Trends and Prospects283
Glossary289
The Contributors293
Index297
About the Book313

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