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A Global Studies Handbook

By Fritz Blackwell

With a population second only to China's and the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, it is hard to dispute India's central role in both the history of Asian culture and in the defining position it enjoys today. Although India has grabbed media attention for its armed conflict with Pakistan, it is a nation perhaps more notable for its internal diversity and challenges than for a single external conflict.

India: A Global Studies Handbook unites the geography, history, culture, notable people, and events into a wide-ranging yet concise work that brings this fascinating land to the page. Of interest to academic and general audiences, this volume presents an uncomplicated look at the varied, bustling nation of India. From geography that includes the Himalayas to a cultural fabric built upon the often-criticized caste system, India remains a land of mystery and intrigue.






Format: Book
Author: Blackwell, Fritz
Title: India : a global studies handbook / Fritz Blackwell.
Publisher Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004.
Subject: India India -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Isbn: 1576073483 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 4
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Call Number: 954 Bla
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Bib Id: 225585

Format: Book
Author: Blackwell, Fritz
Title: India : a global studies handbook / Fritz Blackwell.
Publisher, Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2004.
Description: xvi, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series: Global studies, Asia
Series: Global studies, Asia.
Subjects: India
Subjects: India -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Notes: "Annotated bibliography": p. 249-283.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: I: Narrative section -- 1. India's geography and history -- The physical and human geography of India -- Prehistory -- Indus civilization -- The Aryans -- Ancient history -- Events leading to the Sultanate -- The Delhi Sultanate and the Great Mughals -- The Raj (British empire in India) -- Independence/Nationalist movement -- Since Independence -- 2. India's economy -- History -- Period of European dominance -- Postindependence developments and conditions -- 3. Indian institutions -- Government and politics -- Education -- Traditional learning -- British period -- Independent India -- Women and oppressed groups -- Some statistics -- Summation -- Religion -- Religions entering from outside -- Indigenouse religions -- Religious violence in contemporary India -- 4. Indian society and contemporary issues -- Caste -- Varna -- Jati -- Caste today -- Women -- Language and regionalism -- Movies and television -- Population and ecology -- Indian relations with the outside world -- Pakistan and Kashmir -- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) -- II: Reference materials -- Key events in Indian history -- Significant people, places, and events -- Indian languages, food, and etiquette -- Languages -- Food -- Beverages -- Etiquette -- Indian impact on the West and American culture -- Intellectual culture -- Contemporary pop culture -- Gandhian nonviolence -- India-related organizations and web sites -- Business and economics -- Government -- Education -- Tourism -- Annotated bibliography -- Books -- Culture -- Society, politics, and economics -- History -- Etiquette, food, and cooking -- Travel -- Gandhiana -- Periodicals -- Web sites.
LCCN: 2004007013
ISBN: 1576073483 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 4
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Call Number: 954 Bla