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Title:
India : a global studies handbook
Author:
Blackwell, Fritz.
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2004.
Physical Description:
xvi pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781576073483
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Book

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Summary

Summary

An all-encompassing and engrossing look at India--a land as diverse as its religions and as vibrant as its vast population.

* Narrative sections detailing the geography, history, economics, and contemporary culture of India

* Detailed references on languages, listings of government and nongovernment organizations, and an annotated bibliography and thorough listing of print and nonprint resources


Author Notes

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


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One of the oldest and most complex countries, with a population of 1.2 billion, India is the subject of many excellent books, but Blackwell's is unique. It has two parts. The first deals with Indian geography, history, economy, institutions (including government and politics), education, religion, society, and contemporary issues. Part two cites reference materials that cover key events in Indian history, Indian languages, food, etiquette, and India-related organizations; it also provides an annotated bibliography of books, articles, and Web sites. Chapters are well written, but perhaps the best is "Indian Impact on the West and American Culture," which treats intellectual and contemporary pop culture and Gandhian nonviolence. Each chapter lists references and some list Web sites. Although it is not comprehensive, the book provides basic information on India for students, travelers, and educators. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All libraries. R. N. Sharma West Virginia State University