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Title:
India, for a billion reasons
Author:
Dasgupta, Amit (Diplomat), editor.
Edition:
Updated reprint.
Publication Information:
New Delhi : Wisdom Tree, 2012.
Physical Description:
204 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Summary:
"India -- a land of a billion people; a nation for a billion reasons. India continues to mesmerise and surprise the rest of the world as much as she enchants and bewilders her own people. An ancient civilisation and a young nation at once, modern India is a thriving democracy, an economic powerhouse, an increasingly assertive global political player and a world leader in science and technology. At the same time, she remains rooted in tradition -- her art, culture and literature continue to enrich her mind, body and soul, as also of the rest of humanity"--Dust jacket.
General Note:
Originally published: New Delhi : Wisdom Tree, 2010.
Language:
English
Contents:
The sum of its parts -- Pulse and impulse : rhythmic journeys through the dances of India -- Art from India -- The living crafts of India : unbroken continuities -- Why Hollywood is romancing Bollywood -- Contemporary Indian literature -- Curried away -- State of Indian sports : a glass half empty or half full -- The Indian polity -- India's economic tryst with destiny -- The press in India -- The ascent to modernity -- What India means to me.
ISBN:
9788183281430
Format :
Book